The effect of knowledge decomposability on technological exploration in technological acquisitions

Zhengyu Li, Geert Duysters, Victor Gilsing

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Abstract

We study how organizational variations in a firm's capability to decompose its internal knowledge elements affect the generation of exploratory technologies from technological acquisitions. We find that firms with a near-decomposable knowledge base will generate the most exploratory technologies from technological acquisitions. We further find that the magnitude of this effect can be enhanced by acquiring knowledge bases with higher malleability, or with a larger size.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2016
PublisherAcademy of Management
Pages1457-1462
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2016 - Anaheim, United States
Duration: 5 Aug 20169 Aug 2016

Conference

Conference76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2016
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim
Period5/08/169/08/16

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