Title

Where to explore? Drawing on the guidance from knowledge spillover recipient firms to expand knowledge boundaries

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings

Publication Date

8-1-2010

Issue

2010

First Page

1

Last Page

6

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

Print ISSN

00650668

E-ISSN

21516561

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Copyright © 2010, Academy of Management

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Recommended Citation

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