Technological pre-adaptation, speciation, and emergence of new technologies: how Corning invented and developed fiber optics

@inproceedings{Cattani2006TechnologicalPS,
  title={Technological pre-adaptation, speciation, and emergence of new technologies: how Corning invented and developed fiber optics},
  author={Gino Cattani},
  year={2006}
}
This article investigates how established firms innovate and even initiate new technological trajectories. We build on and expand the notion of technological speciation to describe how a new technology emerges when a firm leverages its technological knowledge into a new application domain. Current research on technological speciation does not investigate how firms accumulate the technological knowledge which they eventually redeploy into different domains. Nor does it clarify the precise role… CONTINUE READING

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