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More than Network Structure: How Knowledge Heterogeneity Influences Managerial Performance and Innovativeness
This study deals with individual managerial performance, both overall and in generating innovation. While prior work has demonstrated a relationship between network structure and managerialExpand
Resource recombinations in the firm: knowledge structures and the potential for schumpeterian innovation
Building on the resource-based view of the firm, this paper explores the notion of ‘resource recombinations’ within the firm. We suggest such recombinations can occur when competencies within theExpand
Knowledge Networks, Collaboration Networks, and Exploratory Innovation
Innovation in firms is doubly embedded: in a social network of collaborations between researchers, and in a knowledge network composed of linkages between knowledge elements. The two networks areExpand
Structural holes and managerial performance: Identifying the underlying mechanisms
  • Simon Rodan
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Soc. Networks
  • 1 July 2010
This paper empirically tests a mediated moderation model that distinguishes between the five different theoretical mechanisms: autonomy, competition, information brokering, opportunity recognition and innovativeness. Expand
Innovation and heterogeneous knowledge in managerial contact networks
  • Simon Rodan
  • Business, Computer Science
  • J. Knowl. Manag.
  • 1 May 2002
Innovation, particularly in a dynamic environment, is crucial to a firm’s competitiveness. Expand
Exploration and Exploitation Revisited: Extending March's Model of Mutual Learning
A system of actors, appropriately organized, is able to learn even in situations where individuals in isolation cannot. This was one of the most important, though seldom emphasized, insights ofExpand
Comment and Response on "Choosing the 'β' Parameter when Using the Bonacich Power Measure"
In this paper I explore the way the choice of the  parameter affects the power indices the Bonacich measure generates. Expand
Organizational learning: effects of (network) structure and (individual) strategy
  • Simon Rodan
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Comput. Math. Organ. Theory
  • 1 September 2008
This paper builds on this tradition drawing on ideas from social network theory. Expand
The resource-based view of the firm, and particularly the dynamic capability theme, is paying increasing attention to the creation of new resources, and especially to specific motors of innovative,...