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My research interest revolves around strategic management and commercialization of technology & innovation, and entrepreneurship. I am looking at antecedents to commercialization of innovation. Specifically I am interested at networks between organizations and innovation engines, absorptive capacity, ambidexterity and IT-capability. Further I am also interested in investigating the relations between Social Networks and Social Entrepreneurship. I have presented my work in Academy of Management (AOM), Americas Conference of Information Systems (AMCIS), Atlanta Competitive Advantage Conference (ACAC), and Southern ...
A central insight of the paper is that firms cannot simply “buy competitive advantage” (from the smarter guy who works elsewhere:), although doing so will usually speed up access to technologies. Firms must be able to appropriate value from external technologies to benefit from open innovation. The significance of appropriation is that it underlies the intuition of economists that innovation leads to more innovation . In explaining the failure of innovative firms, [David] Teece argued that under a “weak appropriability regime,” “markets don’t work well... profits from innovation may accrue ... Read More