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Unpublished Paper
Old Technological Capability and New Technology Adoption: Firm’s Technology Portfolio Management during Technological Transitions
(2008)
  • Wenyue Zhuang, National University of singapore
  • Kwanghui Lim, Melbourne Business School
  • Poh-kam Wong, National University of singapore
Abstract

Research qns: What’s the effect of a firm’s prior competence in old technology on its innovation capability in new technology? Under what conditions would such effects be enhanced or reduced? Preview of results: We find that competence in old technology has a negative effect on patenting in new technological fields. Interdependence between old and new fields offsets this result, but not interdependence between complementary and new technology.

Keywords
  • Technology Adoption,
  • Innovation,
  • Disruption
Disciplines
Publication Date
2008
Citation Information
Wenyue Zhuang, Kwanghui Lim, and Poh-kam Wong. 2008. "Old Technological Capability and New Technology Adoption: Firm’s Technology Portfolio Management during Technological Transitions", Melbourne Business School and IPRIA Working Paper