Helena Yli-Renko

Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship

PhD, MS, Helsinki University of Technology

We remember Professor Helena Yli-Renko – a gifted, respected, and beloved scholar, instructor, leader, and friend who was profoundly committed to our entrepreneurship students, to the Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, where she long served as Director, to the Marshall School of Business, and to USC.

For those interested, the Helena Yli-Renko Memorial Fund has been established in her honor (link is to right or below). We will use the gifts to provide support for the women entrepreneurs who aspire and build within our classrooms and halls, ensuring that Helena can continue making a difference.
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Helena Yli-Renko, Lien Denoo, Ramkumar Janakiraman () "A Knowledge-Based View of Managing Dependence on a Key Customer: Survival and Growth Outcomes for Young Firms ,"  Journal of Business Venturing  35, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0883902620306534.
Maija Renko, Helena Yli-Renko, Lien Denoo () "Sold, Not Bought: Market Orientation and Technology as Drivers of Acquisitions of Private Biotechnology Ventures ,"  Journal of Business Venturing.
Lien Denoo, Helena Yli-Renko, Andrea Belz () "Rationality and Heuristics: How Venture Investigation Efforts and Prior Startup Experience Drive Business Model Development and Venture Progress in Nascent Technology Ventures ,".
Lien Denoo, Helena Yli-Renko, Bart Clarysse () "The Impact of Customer Ties and Industry Segment Maturity on Business Model Adaptation in an Emerging Industry ,".
Lien Denoo, Helena Yli-Renko () "Entrepreneurship in a New Digital Industry: The Emergence and Growth of Mobile Health ,"  Interfaces between Digital Technologies and Entrepreneurship  Springer Publishing, 4.
Nicole Coviello, Helena Yli-Renko () "Handbook of Measures for International Entrepreneurship Research ,"  Edward Elgar Publishing.
Helena Yli-Renko, Harry Sapienza, Ramkumar Janakiraman, Dalhia Mani () "The Effect of International Intensity on the Survival of Young Firms: The Moderating Roles of Firm Age and Social Capital ,".
Helena Yli-Renko, G Martin-de Castro, M Delgado-Verde, J.E. Navas-Lopez () "The Effects of Intellectual Capital on Radical and Incremental Product Innovation: A Configurational Approach ,".
Helena Yli-Renko, Ramkumar Janakiraman () "How Does Dependence on a Key Customer Affect the Growth of Entrepreneurial Firms? The Roles of Sales Cost Efficiency and Management Experience ,".
Elissa Grossman, Helena Yli-Renko, Ramkumar Janakiraman () "Resource Search, Interpersonal Similarity, and Network Tie Valuations in Nascent Entrepreneurs' Emerging Networks ,"  Journal of Management  38, 1760-1787.
Elissa Grossman, Helena Yli-Renko, Ramkumar Janakiraman () "Resource search, interpersonal similarity, and network tie valuations in nascent entrepreneurs' emerging networks ,"  Journal of Management  in press.
Helena Yli-Renko, G Martin-de Castro, M Delgado-Verde, J.E. Navas-Lopez () "The effects of intellectual capital on radical and incremental product innovation: A configurational approach ,".
Linda Edelman, Helena Yli-Renko () "The impact of environment and entrepreneurial perceptions on venture creation efforts: Bridging the discovery and creation views of entrepreneurship ,"  Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice  34, 833-884.
Helena Yli-Renko, Ramkumar Janakiraman () "How Customer Portfolio Affects New Product Development in Technology-Based Entrepreneurial Firms ,"  Journal of Marketing  72, 131–148.
Helena Yli-Renko () "Exchange Relationships in Technoentrepreneurship Research: Toward a Multi-Theoretic, Integrative View ,"  Handbook of Research on Techno-Entrepreneurship  Edward Elgar Publishing, Chapter 3.
Helena Yli-Renko () "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.
L.F. Edelman, P. Friga, Y. Mishina, Helena Yli-Renko () "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.
Helena Yli-Renko, E. Autio, V. Tontti () "Social Capital, Knowledge Acquisition, and the International Growth of Technology-Based New Firms ,"  International Business Review  11, 279-304.
Helena Yli-Renko, E. Autio, H.J. Sapienza () "Social Capital, Knowledge Acquisition, and Knowledge Exploitation in Young Technology-Based Firms ,"  Strategic Management Journal  22, 529-613.
Helena Yli-Renko, H.J. Sapienza, M. Hay () "The Role of Contractual Governance Flexibility in Realizing the Outcomes of Key Customer Relationships ,"  Journal of Business Venturing  16, 529-555.
Helena Yli-Renko, M. Hay () "The Major European Venture Capital Markets ,"  The Venture Capital Handbook  Financial Times Prentice Hall, 23-78.
Helena Yli-Renko () "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.
Helena Yli-Renko, M. Hay () "European Venture Capital: An Overview ,"  The Venture Capital Handbook  Financial Times Prentice Hall, 1-22.
Helena Yli-Renko, H. Sapienza, E. Autio, M. Hay () "Social Capital, Relational Learning, and Knowledge Distinctiveness in Technology-Based New Firms ,"  Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research  Babson-Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference.
E. Autio, Helena Yli-Renko () "New, Technology-Based Firms as Agents of Technological Rejuvenation ,"  Entrepeneurship and Regional Development  10, 71-92.
Helena Yli-Renko, E. Autio () "New, Technology-Based Firms in Small Open Economies: An Analysis Based on Finnish Experience ,"  Research Policy  26, 973-987.
Helena Yli-Renko, E. Autio () "The Network Embeddedness of New, Technology-Based Firms: Developing a Systemic Evolution Model ,"  Small Business Economics  11, 253-267.
Helena Yli-Renko, E. Autio () "International Growth of Young Technology-Based Firms: Resource-Based Network Model ,"  Journal of Enterprising Culture.
Helena Yli-Renko, E. Autio () "International Growth of Young, Technology-Based Firms ,"  Proceedings of the Finnish SME Research Forum  Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, Small Business Institute.
E. Autio, Helena Yli-Renko, H.J. Sapienza () "Leveraging Resources Under the Threat of Opportunism: Predicting Networking in International Growth ,"  Economic and Social Research Council and University of Cambridge Working Paper Series.
Helena Yli-Renko, E. Autio () "New, Technology-Based Firms in Networks ,"  Center for Technology Management.
Helena Yli-Renko () "Teknologiaintensiivisen pk-yrityksen liiketoimintasuunitelma (The business plan of a technology-based SME) ,"  Teknologian kehittaminen pk-yrityksissa  Tekniikan akateemiset TEK, 97-122.
Helena Yli-Renko, E. Autio () "The Catalyzing Impact of New Technology-Based Firms in Industrial Technological Renewal: Developing a Systematic Evolution Model ,"  Center for Technology Management .