International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Spin-Off: Factor of Growth and Entrepreneurial Success. The Example of Tunisia
Belgacem B C H I N I

The purpose of this paper is to assess the opportunity of the use of spin-off to ensure both growth and entrepreneurial success in the Tunisian context. It is also important to test the idea that extrapreneurship is the most successful form of spin-off and to analyze the importance of the existence of an organizing framework spin-off such as that of Tunisia. We opted for the case study as a method of research and we conducted 18 interviews of a duration of one hour each, with six companies. Two generations of spin-off have been detected. The first appeared in 1967. It is a voluntary spin-off practiced by a few companies without having any idea of its name. The second was born in 2005. It is a spin-off impregnated by the participation of the State, considered as the guarantor of the entrepreneurial project success. Beyond this result, we identified three forms of spin-off in Tunisia (if we refer to Daval typology of (2002)): the project spin-off, the outsourcing spin-off and extrapreneurship. Each type leads to growth and entrepreneurial success, but the most successful form is extrapreneurship.

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