Curtis M. Grimm

Learn More
This research examined the effects of timing, order and the durability of first mover advantages by analyzing the stock market reactions to new product introductions and imitations. The major findings are that both timing and order of moves are important and that rival reactions undermine the durability of first mover advantages. More specifically, (1)(More)
Drawing from institutional and bandwagon theories, we develop and examine how characteristics of an innovation—radicality and scope—affect diffusion rates—the extent and speed of diffusion. The hypotheses are empirically tested with a sample of 82 new product innovations in three separate industries over a sixteen-year time span. We find that: (1) the(More)
Title of dissertation: DRIVERS OF ORGANIZATIONAL MODULARITY IN SUPPLY CHAINS – A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY OF U.S. MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES Dissertation directed by: Professor. Curtis M. Grimm Professor Martin E. Dresner Department of Logistics, Business and Public Policy This dissertation investigates the driving forces behind the emerging phenomenon of(More)
Title of Document: THE IMPACT OF CULTURAL DIFFERENCES ON BUYER-SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIPS. Dina Ribbink, Doctor of Philosophy, 2010 Directed By: Professor Curtis M. Grimm Logistics, Business and Public Policy Robert H. Smith School of Business In today’s economy, an ever-increasing number of companies are dealing with partners from across the world giving rise(More)
In recent years, a growing number of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have transferred their manufacturing processes to specialized firms, known as contract manufacturers. In so doing, contract manufacturers can reduce an OEM’s production costs and provide OEMs with flexibility in the production process. We examine another potential reason for the(More)
  • 1