David M. Reeb

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We argue that the creation of new knowledge is both difficult and rare. More specifically, we posit that the creation of new knowledge is dominated by a few key insights that challenge the way people think about an idea; generating high interest and use. We label this the blockbuster hypothesis. Using two large samples of published management studies over(More)
We investigate the role of intermediary ownership form in providing reliable financial services to consumers. Exploiting a novel dataset of the universe of consumer complaints to state regulators, we find significant differences between stock and mutual insurers in the number of complaints made about them. Consumer complaints stem from concerns over reduced(More)
June 10, 2016 Abstract Research on corporate innovation often focuses on firms with positive US patent activity and reported R&D, thereby excluding over 90% of the firms in Compustat. By exploiting data from 30 global patent offices, we investigate the nature of missing innovation data in the US and around the world. We find systematic and predictable(More)
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