A Categories-Based Theory of the Value of Innovation

Working Papers

This study challenges the idea that categories have little relevance for understanding how innovations are valued. Categories scholars have had difficulty accounting for such contexts because valuation is often based on forward influence rather than hierarchical rankings and consumption decisions. Read More

Opportunity, Status, and Similarity: Exploring the Varied Antecedents and Outcomes of Category Spanning Innovation

Published Research

Studies have shown that actors who affiliate with multiple categories generally do so at their own peril. Still, category spanning is routinely observed, although it is less understood. We address this gap by a longitudinal study of category spanning among nanotube technology inventors. Read More