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An intergenerational competency framework: Competencies for knowledge sustainability and start-up development in the digital age

  • In this study, we looked at the competencies and changes in the competency spectrum required for global start-ups in the digital age. Specifically, we explored intergenerational collaboration as an intervention in which experienced business-people from senior adult groups support young entrepreneurs. We conducted a Delphi study with 20 experts from different disciplines, considering the study context. The results of this study shed light on understanding the necessary competencies of entrepreneurs for intergenerationally supported start-up innovation by providing 27 competencies categorized as follows: intergenerational safety facilitation, cultural awareness, virtues for growth, effectual creativity, technical expertise, responsive teamwork, values-based organization, and sustainable network development. In addition, the study results also reveal the competency priorities and the minimum requirements for each competency group based on the global innovation process and can be used to develop a readiness assessment for start-up entrepreneurs.

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Author:Irawan Nurhas, Stefan Geisler, Jan Pawlowski
Parent Title (English):Sustainable Development
Document Type:Article
Year of Completion:2022
Release Date:2022/06/22
Tag:global innovation; intergenerational competency; intergenerational innovation; startups entrepreneurs; sustainable startups
Institutes:Fachbereich 1 - Institut Informatik
DDC class:000 Allgemeines, Informatik, Informationswissenschaft / 004 Informatik
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY - Namensnennung 4.0 International