Helena Yli-Renko

Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship
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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. She serves on the editorial review boards of Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management Studies, and Journal of Business Venturing. Prior to joining USC, Professor Yli-Renko worked in consulting at McKinsey and Company and as Research Fellow at London Business School. She was Co-Founder of technology start-up Perception Robotics, which was acquired by OnRobot A/S. Yli-Renko currently serves on the boards of OnRobot and Gamma Alloys.
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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.
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 () "Entrepreneurship in a New Digital Industry: The Emergence and Growth of Mobile Health ,"  Interfaces between Digital Technologies and Entrepreneurship  Springer Publishing, 4.
Lien Denoo, Helena Yli-Renko, Bart Clarysse () "Tweaks and Pivots: The Impact of Customer Ties on Young Firms’ Business Model Adaptation in an Emerging Industry ,".
Nicole Coviello, Helena Yli-Renko () "Handbook of Measures for International Entrepreneurship Research ,"  Edward Elgar Publishing.
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.
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 ,".
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 () "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.
Helena Yli-Renko, M. Hay () "The Major European Venture Capital Markets ,"  The Venture Capital Handbook  Financial Times Prentice Hall, 23-78.
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, E. Autio () "The Catalyzing Impact of New Technology-Based Firms in Industrial Technological Renewal: Developing a Systematic Evolution Model ,"  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.