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Geographic Scope, Isolating Mechanisms, and Value Appropriation
Strategic Management Journal (2016)
  • Minyoung Kim, University of Kansas
Abstract
Extending extant literature on geographic scope that has primarily focused on its role in value creation, I investigate the value appropriation aspect of geographic scope of knowledge acquisition. I maintain that isolating mechanisms created via geographic scope of knowledge acquisition can help firms prevent competitors from accessing their innovative knowledge and, by doing so, can help firms capture a larger proportion of economic returns from innovation, thus helping them enjoy better financial performance. Mediating and moderating effect analyses with patent- and firm-level data of the semiconductor industry corroborate the value appropriation aspect of geographic scope. 
Publication Date
2016
Citation Information
Minyoung Kim. "Geographic Scope, Isolating Mechanisms, and Value Appropriation" Strategic Management Journal Vol. 37 Iss. 4 (2016) p. 695 - 713
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mykim/6/