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Where to explore? Drawing on the guidance from knowledge spillover recipient firms to expand knowledge boundaries
Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings
  • Hongyan YANG, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Document Type
Journal article
Publication Date
8-1-2010
Publisher
Academy of Management
Keywords
  • Knowledge Management,
  • Information Services – Management,
  • Innovation Management,
  • Intellectual Capital,
  • Organizational Learning,
  • Telecommunication Equipment Industry
Abstract
The article considers knowledge spillover as a means by which firms can gain insight into new knowledge domains. The occurrence of a knowledge spillover is described as when recipient firms exploit knowledge that was originally developed by another firm. The role of learning vicariously from the innovative activity of recipient firms in the innovation process of the originating firm is explored. The authors argue that the extent to which firms emulate the innovative behavior of their recipient firms depends largely on the environment in which they find themselves. The exploration activities of 87 telecommunication equipment sector firms over a ten-year time frame are analyzed.
DOI
10.5465/AMBPP.2010.54501375
E-ISSN
21516561
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Yang, H. (2010). Where to explore? Drawing on the guidance from knowledge spillover recipient firms to expand knowledge boundaries. Academy of Management. Annual Meeting Proceedings, (2010), 1-6. doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2010.54501375