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Complementary Resources and the Exploitation of Technological Innovations
Journal of Management
  • David King, Marquette University
  • Jeffrey G. Covin, Indiana University - Bloomington
  • W. Harv Hegarty, Indiana University - Bloomington
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.

Citation Information
David 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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