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Helena Yli-Renko

Director, Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, Orfalea Director's Chair in Entrepreneurship, and Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship

PhD, MS, Helsinki University of Technology

Helena Yli-Renko's research focuses on the growth and performance of young, technology-based firms; internationalization; new product development; and knowledge acquisition and social capital in interfirm relationships. She has published in Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Marketing, and Journal of Business Venturing, among others, and has won awards from the Academy of Management, the American Marketing Association, the Babson-Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference, and the International Council for Small Business. Prior to joining USC, Professor Yli-Renko worked in consulting at McKinsey and Company and as Research Fellow at London Business School. She is Co-Founder of technology start-up Perception Robotics.

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Coviello, Nicole.,Yli-Renko, Helena., () "Handbook of Measures for International Entrepreneurship Research ", Edward Elgar Publishing.
Yli-Renko, Helena.,Janakiraman, Ramkumar., () "How Does Dependence on a Key Customer Affect the Growth of Entrepreneurial Firms? The Roles of Sales Cost Efficiency and Management Experience".
Grossman, Elissa.,Yli-Renko, Helena.,Janakiraman, Ramkumar., () "Resource Search, Interpersonal Similarity, and Network Tie Valuations in Nascent Entrepreneurs' Emerging Networks", Journal of Management , 6 , 1760-1787 , 38.
Yli-Renko, Helena.,Sapienza, Harry.,Janakiraman, Ramkumar.,Mani, Dalhia., () "The Effect of International Intensity on the Survival of Young Firms: The Moderating Roles of Firm Age and Social Capital".
Yli-Renko, Helena.,Martin-de Castro, G.,Delgado-Verde, M.,Navas-Lopez, J.E.., () "The Effects of Intellectual Capital on Radical and Incremental Product Innovation: A Configurational Approach".
Grossman, Elissa.,Yli-Renko, Helena.,Janakiraman, Ramkumar., () "Resource search, interpersonal similarity, and network tie valuations in nascent entrepreneurs' emerging networks", Journal of Management , in press.
Yli-Renko, Helena.,Martin-de Castro, G.,Delgado-Verde, M.,Navas-Lopez, J.E.., () "The effects of intellectual capital on radical and incremental product innovation: A configurational approach".
Edelman, Linda.,Yli-Renko, Helena., () "The impact of environment and entrepreneurial perceptions on venture creation efforts: Bridging the discovery and creation views of entrepreneurship", Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice , 5 , 833-884 , 34.
Bruneel, J..,Yli-Renko, Helena.,Clarysse, B.., () "Learning from experience and learning from others: How congenital and interorganizational learning substitute for experiential learning in young firm internationalization ", Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal , 2 , 164-182 , 4.
Yli-Renko, Helena.,Janakiraman, Ramkumar., () "If it doesn't kill you...? How dependence on a key customer affects young firm survival and growth".
Yli-Renko, Helena.,Janakiraman, Ramkumar., () "How Customer Portfolio Affects New Product Development in Technology-Based Entrepreneurial Firms ", Journal of Marketing , September , 131–148 , 72.
Yli-Renko, Helena., () "Exchange Relationships in Technoentrepreneurship Research: Toward a Multi-Theoretic, Integrative View" , Handbook of Research on Techno-Entrepreneurship, Edward Elgar Publishing , Chapter 3.
Yli-Renko, Helena., () "All Your Eggs in One Basket? Key Customer Dependence and the Survival of Young, Technology-Based Firms" , Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, Babson-Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference.
Edelman, L.F..,Friga, P..,Mishina, Y..,Yli-Renko, Helena., () "Is What You See What You Get? The Impact of Entrepeneurial Cognition and Resource Accumulation on New Venture Creation" , Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, Babson-Kauffman Entrepreneurship Conference.
Yli-Renko, Helena.,Autio, E..,Tontti, V.., () "Social Capital, Knowledge Acquisition, and the International Growth of Technology-Based New Firms", International Business Review , 279-304 , 11.
Yli-Renko, Helena.,Autio, E..,Sapienza, H.J.., () "Social Capital, Knowledge Acquisition, and Knowledge Exploitation in Young Technology-Based Firms", Strategic Management Journal , 529-613 , 22.
Yli-Renko, Helena.,Sapienza, H.J..,Hay, M.., () "The Role of Contractual Governance Flexibility in Realizing the Outcomes of Key Customer Relationships", Journal of Business Venturing , 529-555 , 16.
Yli-Renko, Helena., () "Dependence, Social Capital and Learning in Key Customer Relationships: Effects on the Performance of Technology-Based New Firms" , Acta Polytechnica Scanidnavica, Industrial Management and Business Administration Series, Finnish Academy of Technology.
Yli-Renko, Helena.,Hay, M.., () "European Venture Capital: An Overview" , The Venture Capital Handbook, Financial Times Prentice Hall , 1-22.
Yli-Renko, Helena.,Sapienza, H..,Autio, E..,Hay, M.., () "Social Capital, Relational Learning, and Knowledge Distinctiveness in Technology-Based New Firms" , Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, Babson-Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference.
Yli-Renko, Helena.,Hay, M.., () "The Major European Venture Capital Markets" , The Venture Capital Handbook, Financial Times Prentice Hall , 23-78.
Autio, E..,Yli-Renko, Helena., () "New, Technology-Based Firms as Agents of Technological Rejuvenation", Entrepeneurship and Regional Development , 71-92 , 10.
Yli-Renko, Helena.,Autio, E.., () "New, Technology-Based Firms in Small Open Economies: An Analysis Based on Finnish Experience", Research Policy , 9 , 973-987 , 26.
Yli-Renko, Helena.,Autio, E.., () "The Network Embeddedness of New, Technology-Based Firms: Developing a Systemic Evolution Model", Small Business Economics , 253-267 , 11.
Yli-Renko, Helena.,Autio, E.., () "International Growth of Young Technology-Based Firms: Resource-Based Network Model", Journal of Enterprising Culture.
Autio, E..,Yli-Renko, Helena.,Sapienza, H.J.., () "Leveraging Resources Under the Threat of Opportunism: Predicting Networking in International Growth", Economic and Social Research Council and University of Cambridge Working Paper Series , 70.
Yli-Renko, Helena.,Autio, E.., () "New, Technology-Based Firms in Networks", Center for Technology Management.
Yli-Renko, Helena.,Autio, E.., () "International Growth of Young, Technology-Based Firms" , Proceedings of the Finnish SME Research Forum, Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, Small Business Institute.
Yli-Renko, Helena., () "Teknologiaintensiivisen pk-yrityksen liiketoimintasuunitelma (The business plan of a technology-based SME)" , Teknologian kehittaminen pk-yrityksissa, Tekniikan akateemiset TEK , 97-122.
Yli-Renko, Helena.,Autio, E.., () "The Catalyzing Impact of New Technology-Based Firms in Industrial Technological Renewal: Developing a Systematic Evolution Model", Center for Technology Management .