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“Combining patent law expertise with R&D for patenting performance.” Organization Science, 18, 922-937.
(2008)
  • Ian Williamson, Melbourne Business School
Abstract

This paper examines how the combination or bundling of resources influences firm-patenting performance.We examine the patenting performance of a sample of Fortune 500 firms from 1990 to 2000. Results suggest that in-house patent law expertise is a significant predictor of firm-patenting performance; furthermore, this effect is moderated by the firm’s level of top management team (TMT) patent law background and industry-patenting pressures. Our findings shed light on how the combination of other resources with R&D affects firm-patenting performance, and advance the integration of complementary organizational perspectives with the RBV.

Publication Date
2008
Citation Information
Ian Williamson. "“Combining patent law expertise with R&D for patenting performance.” Organization Science, 18, 922-937." (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ian_williamson/10/