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How Does Technology Startups Increase Innovative Performance? The Study of Technology Startups on Innovation Focusing on Employment Change in Korea

Dae Soo Choi (), Chang Soo Sung () and Joo Y. Park ()
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Dae Soo Choi: Department of Software Engineering, Joongbu University, Goyang 10279, Korea
Chang Soo Sung: Department of Technology Entrepreneurship, Dongguk University, Seoul 04620, Korea
Joo Y. Park: Discipline of Information Technology, Mathematics, and Statistics, Murdoch University, Murdoch 6150, Australia

Sustainability, 2020, vol. 12, issue 2, 1-1

Abstract: As the fourth industrial revolution has been emerging, there are concerns of labor forces being replaced by technology, recent interest on the work-life balance, and the quality of employment has received attention. This study investigates the role of technology startups on employment and innovative performance. Using empirical data from workplace panel data provided by the Korea Labor Institute, this study reveals that technology startups impact the employment quality and innovative performance by the action of technological innovation. The results highlight the quality of employment as a driver for innovative performance in technology startups. The results of this study will provide practical implications for enhancing technology entrepreneurship.

Keywords: technology startups; innovative performance; technological innovation; employment quality; employment quantity; entrepreneurship (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 O13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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