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dc.contributor.authorHess, Andrew M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-06-10T20:39:20Z
dc.date.available2008-06-10T20:39:20Z
dc.date.issued2008-03-06en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/22593
dc.description.abstractFollowing the dynamic capabilities perspective, I suggest that antecedents to innovation can be found at the individual, firm, and network level. Thus, I challenge two assumptions common in prior research: (1) that significant variance exists at the focal level of analysis, while other levels of analysis are assumed to be homogeneous, and (2) that the focal level of analysis is independent from other levels of analysis. Accordingly, I advance a set of hypotheses to simultaneously assess the direct effects of antecedents at the individual, firm, and network level on innovation output. I then investigate whether a firm s antecedents to innovation lie across different levels. To accomplish this, I propose two competing interaction hypotheses. I juxtapose the hypothesis that the individual, firm, and network-level antecedents to innovation are substitutes versus the proposition that these innovation mechanisms are complements. I test my multi-level theoretical model using an unusually comprehensive and detailed panel dataset that documents the innovation attempts of global pharmaceutical companies within biotechnology over a 22-year time period (1980-2001). I find evidence that the antecedents to innovation lie across different levels of analysis and can have compensating or reinforcing effects on firm-level innovative output.en_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.subjectOrganizational learningen_US
dc.subjectDynamic capabilitiesen_US
dc.subjectInnovationen_US
dc.subject.lcshIntellectual capital
dc.subject.lcshResearch
dc.subject.lcshConsolidation and merger of corporations
dc.subject.lcshStrategic alliances (Business)
dc.subject.lcshTechnological innovations
dc.titleEssays on dynamic capabilities: the role of intellectual human capital in firm innovationen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.description.degreePh.D.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentManagementen_US
dc.description.advisorCommittee Chair: Frank T. Rothaermel; Committee Member: J. Jeongsik Lee; Committee Member: John Walsh; Committee Member: Luis Martins; Committee Member: Matt Higginsen_US


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