Absorptive Capacity and Post-Acquisition Inventor Productivity

  title={Absorptive Capacity and Post-Acquisition Inventor Productivity},
  author={Katrin Hussinger},
Inventors often experience a low productivity after their company has been subject to a merger or acquisition (M&As). It is of central managerial interest to identify factors facilitating the integration of new inventive staff and thereby counteracting innovation declines after M&As. This paper provides empirical evidence into the role of acquiring firms’ absorptive capacity for the post-merger patent productivity of the acquired inventors. Based on a sample of 544 inventors employed by… CONTINUE READING