Journal Articles

Scale Dominant

DeSantola, A. and Gulati, R., 2017. Scaling: Organizing and Growth in Entrepreneurial Ventures. Academy of Management Annals, 11(2), pp.640-668.

Jin Zhang, J., Lichtenstein, Y. and Gander, J., 2015. Designing scalable digital business models. In Business Models and Modelling (pp. 241-277). Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Huang, J., Henfridsson, O., Liu, M.J. and Newell, S., 2017. Growing on steroids: rapidly scaling the user base of digital ventures through digital innovation. MIS Quarterly, 41(1).

Juntunen, M., Ahokangas, P. and Nguyen, H., 2018. Business model scalability in the cloud business context. Journal of Business Models, 6(1), pp.19-39.

Lund, M. and Nielsen, C., 2018. The Concept of Business Model Scalability. Journal of Business Models, 6(1), pp.1-18.

Nielsen, C. and Lund, M., 2018. Building scalable business models. MIT Sloan Management Review, 59(2), pp.65-69.

Pickens, J, 2017. From startup to scalable enterprise: Laying the foundation. Business Horizons. Volume 60, Issue 5, September–October 2017, Pages 587-595.

Westley, F., Antadze, N., Riddell, D.J., Robinson, K. and Geobey, S., 2014. Five configurations for scaling up social innovation: Case examples of nonprofit organizations from Canada. The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science50(3), pp.234-260.


Barringer, B.R., Jones, F.F. and Neubaum, D.O., 2005. A quantitative content analysis of the characteristics of rapid-growth firms and their founders. Journal of business venturing, 20(5), pp.663-687.

Bocken, N.M., 2015. Sustainable venture capital–catalyst for sustainable start-up success? Journal of Cleaner Production, 108, pp.647-658.

Bustamante, C. V. (2018). Strategic choices: Accelerated startups’ outsourcing decisions. Journal of Business Research,

Chatterji, A.K., 2009. Spawned with a silver spoon? Entrepreneurial performance and innovation in the medical device industry. Strategic Management Journal30(2), pp.185-206.

Day, G.S. and Shea, G.P., 2019. Grow Faster by Changing Your Innovation Narrative. MIT Sloan Management Review, 60(2), pp.1-9.

Eyring A. 2018. Scaling a Startup Is All About People. People & Strategy. 41(3):44-7.

Fisher, G., Kotha, S. and Lahiri, A., 2016. Changing with the times: An integrated view of identity, legitimacy, and new venture life cycles. Academy of Management Review41(3), pp.383-409.

Kohler, T., 2016. Corporate accelerators: Building bridges between corporations and startups. Business Horizons59(3), pp.347-357.

Nair, A. and Vinoth, T.S., 2016. Performance Measurement System for Start-Ups and Scale-Ups. The Management Accountant Journal51(11), pp.41-48.

Schmidt, J. and Keil, T., 2013. What makes a resource valuable? Identifying the drivers of firm-idiosyncratic resource value. Academy of Management Review38(2), pp.206-228.

Wasserman, N., 2017. The throne vs. the kingdom: Founder control and value creation in startups. Strategic Management Journal38(2), pp.255-277.

Articles in Conference Proceedings

Scale Dominant

Furstenau, D. and Auschra, C., 2016. Open digital platforms in health care: Implementation and scaling strategies. Thirty Seventh International Conference on Information Systems, Dublin 2016.

Kelestyn, B., Henfridsson, O. and Nandhakumar, J., 2017. Scaling the User Base of Digital Ventures Through Generative Pattern Replication: The Case of Ridesharing.

Razavi, K., Costache, S., Gardiman, A., Verstoep, K. and Kielmann, T., 2015, June. Scaling VM deployment in an open source cloud stack. In Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Scientific Cloud Computing (pp. 3-10). ACM.

Wang, G. and Nandhakumar, J., 2017. Strategic Swaying: How Startups Grow Digital Platforms.,5&hl=en#d=gs_cit&


Scale Dominant

Eyring, A., 2017. Pacing for Growth: Why Intelligent Restraint Drives Long-term Success. Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Ismail, S., 2014. Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours (and what to do about it). Diversion Books.

Maurya, A. 2016. Scaling lean: Mastering the key metrics for start-up growth. Penguin.

Sutton, R. I. and Rao, H. 2014. Scaling up excellence: getting to more without settling for less. Random House.

Thiel, P.A. and Masters, B., 2014. Zero to one: Notes on startups, or how to build the future. Broadway Business.


Blank, S., 2013. The four steps to the epiphany: successful strategies for products that win. BookBaby.

Humble, J., Molesky, J. and O’Reilly, B., 2014. Lean enterprise: How high-performance organizations innovate at scale. O’Reilly Media, Inc.

Reports and Unpublished Papers

Scale Dominant

Angjelova, A. and Irion, V., 2016. Scaling up sustainability-oriented innovation.: Case examples of startups collaborating with large companies.

Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs. 2016. State of the small and growing business sector.

Bannerjee, S., Bielli, S. and Haley, C., 2016. Scaling Together: Overcoming barriers in corporate-startup collaboration. Nesta.

Coussa, G., Dhami, T., Kaneko, M., Kim, C., Llewellyn, D. and Schmidt, M. 2018. What small and growing businesses need to scale up. March.

Coutu, S., 2014. The scale-up report on UK economic growth. TechUK.

Deloitte. 2014. The Scale-up challenge.

Duruflé, G., Hellmann, T.F. and Wilson, K.E., 2017. From start-up to scale-up: examining public policies for the financing of high-growth ventures.

European Commission. 2016. Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: Europe’s next leaders: The Start-up and Scale-up Initiative.

FinnCap. 2018. Understanding the scale-up challenge. Ambition Nation Report 3.

Innovate UK. 2017. Scaling up: the investor perspective How innovative UK businesses can achieve sustainable growth. November.

Judge Business School, University of Cambridge and Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. 2016. Scale-up UK: Growing businesses, Growing our economy.

Larcker, D.F. and Tayan, B., 2018. Scaling Up: The Implementation of Corporate Governance in Pre-IPO Companies. Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Closer Look Series: Topics, Issues and Controversies in Corporate Governance No. CGRP-75.

MIT Industrial Performance Center. 2015. Growing Innovative Companies to Scale: How Does Massachusetts Measure Up?, December.

Ontario Chamber of Commerce. 2016. Breaking barriers: Ontario’s Scale Up Challenge.

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). 2018. Enabling SMEs to scale up.

Sachs, G., 2015. Unlocking UK productivity—Internationalization and innovation in SMEs. Goldman Sachs 10,000 Businesses.

Scaleup Institute. 2017. SME Finance Monitor The scaleup perspective. July.

Scaleup Institute. 2018. Annual scaleup review. November.

The Entrepreneurs Network. 2017. Untapped unicorns – Scaling up female entrepreneurship. March.

University of Toronto’s Impact Centre. 2018. Measuring Canada’s scaleup potential: A framework for a national high-tech funnel. March.

World Economic Forum. 2014. Fostering innovation driven entrepreneurship in Europe Interactive Workshop, January.

Cyber Dominant

Barbier, J., Dixit, A., Moriarty, R., Namboodri, C., O’Connell, K., and Riegel, M. 2016. Where to Begin Your Journey to Digital Value in the Private Sector. Cisco.

Cisco. 2016. Cybersecurity as a growth advantage: key insights

EY. 2019. Cybersecurity: moving from anchor to enabler of innovation.$File/ey-cybersecurity-anchor-or-innovator.pdf

Mueller, U.M. and Allan, K. 2014. How to use cybersecurity to generate business value. EY.$FILE/EY-CIO-How-to-use-cybersecurity.pdf


Scale Dominant

Carucci, R. 2018. How the best entrepreneurs scale their startups for growth. Forbes, June 11.

Ford Buckley, K., 2017. You’re Growing, But Are You Scaling? 5 Strategies to Help You Scale Growth. Edison Partners. March 22.

Javid, S. 2018. Want to scale your startup globally? Read this. January.

Johnson, J. Scaling Your Business – How Do You Scale Operations?

Marhamat, B. 2018. Scale, Scale, Scale — Your Business Is Ready. Forbes. January 31.

Patel, N. 2014. 7 Ways to Prepare Your Startup to Scale Up., December.

Robinson. R. 2018. 4 simple ways to scale a startup in an increasingly expensive world. Forbes, November 6.

RocketSpace. 2018. Top 5 Growth Tools Founders Use to Scale Their Startups. July.

Silver, S. 2014. Four Keys to Increasing Renewal Rates. SiriusDecisions. January 10.

Startup Secrets. 2018. Scaling your Startup.

Taussig, A. 2011. How to know if your business will scale. Fortune, June.

The platform. 2014. Growth vs scaling. January.

Wagner, E. T. 2013. 5 Steps To Scale Your Business (You Won’t Make It Otherwise). Forbes. November 20.

Cyber Dominant


Forbes books. Cybersecurity: The secret to business growth.

Gunderman, D. 2018. ‘Demonstrating Business Value’: Communicating Cyber Security ROI. Cyber Security Hub. August 16.

Loveday, A. 2019. Planning business growth in 2019? Get cyber security savvy first. January 4.