Absorptive Capacity and Post-Acquisition Inventor Productivity

@inproceedings{Hussinger2010AbsorptiveCA,
  title={Absorptive Capacity and Post-Acquisition Inventor Productivity},
  author={Katrin Hussinger},
  year={2010}
}
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

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