Wim Vanhaverbeke

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1 This report is published under the SCALES-initiative (SCientific AnaLysis of Entrepreneurship and SMEs), as part of the 'SMEs and Entrepreneurship programme' financed by the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs. The responsibility for the contents of this report lies with EIM bv. Quoting numbers or text in papers, essays and books is permitted only(More)
There has been a burgeoning literature about exploitation and exploration since March’s seminal article in 1991. However, in reviewing the extant literature we find different interpretations of both concepts leading to ambiguity and even some inconsistency. This paper focuses in particular on the interpretation of exploration and exploitation in the(More)
The aim of this paper is to better understand the innovation potential of a firm’s alliance network. Here we analyze the role of an alliance network in terms of the technological distance between partners, a firm’s network position (centrality) and total network density. We study how these three elements of an alliance network, apart and in combination,(More)
Open innovation and absorptive capacity are two popular concepts in contemporary innovation management literature. To our knowledge, they never have been connected to each other in a systematic way although it is straightforward that firms' absorptive capacity, as it has been defined by Cohen and Levinthal (1990), determines their ability to in-source(More)
This study examines the effect of external and relational uncertainty on the governance choice for inter-organizational technology sourcing. We develop a number of hypotheses about the impact of environmental turbulence, technological newness, technological distance and prior cooperation on the choice between different governance modes. Data about external(More)
The paper addresses the interoperability and redundancy issues between Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) and open standard Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP). Furthermore, it shows how the redundancy is maintained in VRRP and how the tracking can be done in VRRP though direct tracking is not possible. The new concept of tracking by creating objects(More)
Innovations are critical driving forces for firms to engage in corporate growth and new business development. Innovating firms are increasingly generating new knowledge in collaboration with partners. In this paper, we analyze how the knowledge differences between the innovating firms and their suppliers in Canada are likely to result in pioneering(More)
Open innovation is increasingly popular among practitioners and scholars, but its implications for public policy making have not yet been analysed in detail. This paper explores a theoretical framework to structure the debate about public policy making that facilitates open innovation. We first define open innovation in terms of firms’ open innovation(More)
Impressive studies show that sharing alliance experience and having a dedicated alliance function lie at the foundation of repeated alliance success. However, with increasing experience, the dangers of overconfidence loom. In other words, certain learning mechanisms may well foster the adoption of inadequate cause-and-effect relationships derived from prior(More)