Standard vs. Partnership-Embedded Licensing: Attention and the Relationship Between Licensing and Product Innovations

Published Research

This paper examines the relationship between the licensing of knowledge and the creation of product innovations. We consider that firms organize licensing activities in different ways and that licensees are heterogeneous with respect to the attention available to apply and transform in-licensed knowledge to create new product innovations. Read More

The Importance of Social Entrepreneurship in National Systems of Innovation — An Introduction

Published Research

This special issue links “National Systems of Innovation” with “Social Entrepreneurship” to showcase how social entrepreneurship enables the diffusion of new technologies to make a social impact and engender “creative destruction” through the value generating activities of economic actors ranging from individuals, micro-enterprises to large organizations. Read More

Forecasting of Emerging Technologies Using Crowdsourced Tournaments

Funded Research Proposal

We are working with Philip Tetlock and his team at Good Judgment Inc. (GJ) under the auspices of the Program on Vehicle and Mobility Innovation (PVMI), to design and host a pilot technology forecasting tournament focusing on emerging technologies in vehicles. Read More

Understanding the Implementation of Reorganization in Primary Care

Funded Research Proposal

The Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is an innovative model for reorganizing primary care in the US, providing opportunities for delivering higher-value care to patients. Recent agreement to access a novel, nationwide data set of thousands of PCMH practices and linked patient outcomes data has provided a unique avenue for studying this exciting area. Read More

Treatment Heterogeneity and Customer Value in Online Experimentation

Funded Research Proposal

Firms often have many competing innovations that are possible for them to implement, but limited information about which one is likely to yield the highest return. An emerging strategy for evaluating various innovations is A/B testing, which gives firms a data-driven strategy for making strategic innovation decisions. Read More

Entrepreneurship, Experimentation, and Performance: Evidence from the US Software Industry

Funded Research Proposal

Experimentation is the center of a fascinating debate among entrepreneurship practitioners. Inspired by the lean startup, much current practice advocates the intense use of experimentation. Conversely, a large entrepreneurship tradition emphasizes the importance of design and planning. Read More

Vacation As a Source of Competitive Advantage for Innovation

Funded Research Proposal

The management view of human capital as a source of sustained competitive advantage has driven research on how strategic human resource practices affect organizational performance. This project focuses on how a firm’s vacation policy can be a source of competitive advantage in entrepreneurial settings, particularly for innovation. Read More

Man vs. the Machine: How Automation can Reduce Team Productivity

Funded Research Proposal

In this study we are concerned with the rational reasons for why in human-machine systems, the productivity of the man can be lower compared to the productivity of the man in the human-human systems. We explain the observation by the distortion of incentives which is required to motivate the remaining men in workplace. Read More

Impact of Shared Service Design on Markets: Spatial, Dynamic Information and Demand Matching

Funded Research Proposal

Bilateral rating systems impact pricing and capacity in two-sided markets. The bilateral rating mechanisms will enable customers to maintain and care for shared services, through reputational mechanisms, increasing social welfare. Read More

Managing the Threat of Disruption Due to Technological Innovation

Funded Research Proposal

This proposal is to fund a first study as part of a longer-term initiative to better understand the threat of disruption from technological innovation. Disruption as a term has come to be used so frequently that it has lost specific meaning. In the larger project, I aim to bring precision to the term and focus on two specific questions. Read More

How Corporate Venture Capital Shapes Entrepreneurial Innovation: A Relational Perspective

Funded Research Proposal

Entrepreneurs are increasingly turning to established firms for venture capital, but research on how this affects their development is lacking. I argue that these relationships are particularly valuable to entrepreneurs in helping them drive their technological discoveries into development. Read More

How Globalization and Technology Affect Wage Inequality and Worker Composition

Funded Research Proposal

Over the last several decades, a number of scholars have documented important transformations in how employment relationships are structured. Among the most commonly cited causes for these changes is that they are the consequence of advancements in information technologies (IT) and/or due to globalization. Read More

Plant Operations and Product Recalls in the Automotive Industry: An Empirical Investigation

Published Research

While there is overwhelming support for the negative consequences of product recalls, empirical evidence of operational drivers of recalls is almost nonexistent. In this study, we identify product variety, plant variety, and capacity utilization as drivers of subsequent manufacturing-related recalls.Read More