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Toward a General Modular Systems Theory and Its Application to Interfirm Product Modularity
Many systems migrate toward increasing or decreasing modularity, yet no explicit causal models exist to explain this process. In this article the author builds a general theory of modular systems,Expand
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Strategic Management of Technological Innovation
Chapter 1 - Introduction Part One - Industry Dynamics of Technological Innovation Chapter 2 - Sources of Innovation Chapter 3 - Types and Patterns of Innovation Chapter 4 - Standards Battles andExpand
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Interfirm Collaboration Networks: The Impact of Large-Scale Network Structure on Firm Innovation
The structure of alliance networks influences their potential for knowledge creation. Dense local clustering provides information transmission capacity in the network by fostering communication andExpand
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Technology Success and Failure in Winner-Take-All Markets: The Impact of Learning Orientation, Timing, and Network Externalities
In industries characterized by network externalities, a single technology standard often rises to dominance, locking out competing technologies. This research demonstrates that despite “path depend...
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The Use of Modular Organizational Forms: An Industry-Level Analysis
In many industries, integrated hierarchical organizations have been replaced by nonhierarchical entities that are permeable, interconnected, and modular. Other industries, however, maintainExpand
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Balancing Exploration and Exploitation Through Structural Design: The Isolation of Subgroups and Organizational Learning
The classic trade-off between exploration and exploitation in organizational learning has attracted vigorous attention by researchers over the last two decades. Despite this attention, however, theExpand
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Technological Lockout: An Integrative Model of the Economic and Strategic Factors Driving Technology Success and Failure
Technology markets often exhibit extreme path dependency, enabling random or idiosyncratic events to have dramatic effects on technology success or failure. However, these effects accrue in anExpand
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Managing the new product development process: Strategic imperatives
Executive Overview For many industries, new product development is now the single most important factor driving firm success or failure. The emphasis on new products has spurred researchers fromExpand
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Comparing alliance network structure across industries: observations and explanations
Much research in strategic entrepreneurship has focused on the consequences of network structure for firm performance. Despite this emphasis, little is known about variation in network structureExpand
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Understanding the Alliance Data
A considerable body of research utilizes large alliance databases (e.g., SDC, MERIT-CATI, CORE, RECAP, and BIOSCAN) to study inter-organizational relationships. Understanding the strengths andExpand
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