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    Technological area experience, experience diversity and innovation


    Garzon-Vico, Antonio and Gibbons, Patrick and McNamara, Peter and Rosier, Jan (2016) Technological area experience, experience diversity and innovation. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 28 (9). pp. 1041-1055. ISSN 0953-7325

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    Abstract

    One conclusion from the knowledge-based view is that firms develop knowledge from experience. This paper examines the conditions under which firms’ R&D experiences might have stronger or weaker effects on innovation capabilities. We posit that any potential benefit depends on the nature of this experience. In particular, we look at how technological area experience and experience diversity affects innovation capabilities. We further propose that, in order to leverage their experience, firms need to consider how the interactions of technological area experience and experience diversity affect performance. To test this model, we draw on a data set of 3034 drug development projects undertaken by 30 large pharmaceutical companies between 1980 and 2008.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Experience diversity; innovation; organisational learning; pharmaceutical; technological area experience;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 11321
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/09537325.2016.1181740
    Depositing User: Peter McNamara
    Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2019 13:31
    Journal or Publication Title: Technology Analysis & Strategic Management
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Refereed: Yes
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