Corporate Venturing Lab
headed by Prof. Dr. Petrit Ademi

Corporate Venturing Lab

Corporates from a wide array of industries increasingly engage in partnerships with external start-ups to drive innovation and growth. As a joint initiative between the Chair for Entrepreneurship (ITEM) and the Center for Financial Services Innovation (FSI-HSG), the Corporate Venturing Lab aims to generate evidence-based insights and effectively facilitate knowledge transfer in the field of corporate venturing.

A Driver of Innovation, Renewal and Growth

The Corporate Venturing Lab connects the academic world with the practitioner world. We deal with questions that tackle the entire value chain of corporate venturing, both from the perspective of corporates and high-growth start-ups. Exemplary topics include:

  • What are the means through which corporate venturing programs can reconcile – potentially conflicting – strategic, financial, innovative, and cultural goals?
  • How can corporates effectively design and structure corporate venturing programs?
  • What measures can be taken to ensure an effective operation of corporate venturing activities?
  • How can decision-making processes in the realm of corporate venturing be improved?
  • What are measurable strategic performance indicators?
  • How can corporates and ventures realize benefits from these types of partnerships?
  • When are different exit scenarios more or less likely to unfold?

Corporate Venturing Handbook

Corporate Venturing Handbook

 

The recently published Corporate Venturing Handbook serves as a practitioner navigator that provides ready-to-use tools and materials. It covers a wide range of topics and best practice case examples. 

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Selected Academic Publications

  • Ademi, P., Schuhmacher, M. C., & Zacharakis, A. L. (2023). Evaluating Affordance-Based Opportunities: A Conjoint Experiment of Corporate Venture Capital Managers’ Decision-Making. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice47(6), 2293-2322. https://doi.org/10.1177/10422587221134788.

  • Anokhin, S., Peck, S., & Wincent, J. (2016). Corporate Venture Capital: The Role of Governance Factors. Journal of Business Research, 69(11), 4744-4749. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2016.04.024.

  • Baierl, R., Anokhin, S., & Grichnik, D. (2016). Coopetition in Corporate Venture Capital: The Relationship Between Network Attributes, Corporate Innovativeness, and Financial Performance. International Journal of Technology Management71(1-2), 58-80. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJTM.2016.077978.

Lab Team

Petrit Ademi

Prof. Dr.

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance

ITEM-HSG
Büro 24-2-215
Dufourstrasse 40a
9000 St Gallen

Dietmar Grichnik

Prof. Dr.

Full Professor for Entrepreneurship and Technology Management

ITEM-HSG
Büro 2-246
Dufourstrasse 40a
9000 St. Gallen

Karl Joakim Jerry Vincent

Prof. Ph.D.

Professor

GCEI-HSG
Büro 2-239
Dufourstrasse 40a
9000 St. Gallen

Fabian Wüest

B.A.

Research Associate & PhD Candidate

ITEM-HSG
Büro 2-218
Dufourstrasse 40a
9000 St Gallen
north