Publication
Title
Optimal cognitive distance and absorbtive capacity
Author
Abstract
In this paper we test the relation between cognitive distance and innovation performance of firms engaged in technology-based alliances. The key finding is that the hypothesis of an inverted U-shaped effect of cognitive distance on innovation performance of firms is confirmed. Moreover, as expected, we found that the positive effect for firms is much higher when engaging in more radical, exploratory alliances than in more exploitative alliances. The effect of cumulative R&D turns out to be mixed. It appears to increase absorptive capacity, as expected, but there is clear evidence that it also reduces the effect of cognitive distance on novelty value, making it increasingly difficult to find additional novelty
Language
Dutch, English
Source (journal)
Research policy. - Amsterdam, 1971, currens
Publication
Amsterdam : 2007
ISSN
0048-7333 [print]
1873-7625 [online]
Volume/pages
36:7(2007), p. 1016-1034
ISI
000250124200009
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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Faculty/Department
Research group
Publication type
Subject
Law 
External links
Web of Science
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Identification
Creation 15.04.2009
Last edited 03.11.2017