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Complementary Resources and the Exploitation of Technological Innovations
Journal of Management
  • David R. King, Marquette University
  • Jeffrey G. Covin, Indiana University
  • W. Harv Hegarty, Indiana University
Document Type
Format of Original
18 p.
Publication Date
SAGE Publications
Original Item ID
doi: 10.1016/S0149-2063(03)00026-6

Technological innovation often results when the resources of a small firm are combined with those of a large one. This is because small and large firms characteristically possess complementary resources whose combination can facilitate innovation success. The possession of complementary innovation-producing resources by small and large firms helps explain patterns of interaction among firms in dynamic, technology-based industries. Propositions are developed that outline how typical resources of small and large firms can be used to explain industry-level phenomena surrounding technological change.


Published version. Journal of Management, Vol. 29, No. 4 (2003): 589-606. DOI. © 2003 SAGE Publications. Used with permission.

David R. King was affiliated with the Air Force Pentagon at the time of publication.

Citation Information
David R. King, Jeffrey G. Covin and W. Harv Hegarty. "Complementary Resources and the Exploitation of Technological Innovations" Journal of Management (2003) ISSN: 0149-2063
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