Anna K. Lopez Hernandez, Anabel Fernandez-Mesa, Monica Edwards-Schachter
Journal of Technology Management & Innovation
This paper discusses the role of team collaboration as a building block for cultivating capabilities in technology-based startups. This
conceptual framework draws on a literature review of innovation and entrepreneurship research to understand the intra-organization collaboration mechanisms among team members in technology-based startups. Introducing the concept of team collaboration capabilities represents a new approach to understanding the interaction conditions that give rise to new capabilities from a venture team as its organizational base. Rapid new capability building represents a competitive advantage in environments characterized by innovative technological change, known as dynamic capabilities.