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A longitudinal study of the influence of alliance network structure and composition on firm exploratory innovation

Abstract : This study examines the influence of the structure and composition of a firm's alliance network on its exploratory innovation. In a longitudinal investigation of 77 telecommunications equipment manufacturers, I find the technological diversity of a firm's alliance partners increases its exploratory innovation. I also find that network density among a firm's alliance partners strengthens the influence of diversity. These results suggest the benefits of network closure and access to diverse information can coexist in a firm's alliance network and the combination of the two increases exploratory innovation.
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Corey C. Phelps. A longitudinal study of the influence of alliance network structure and composition on firm exploratory innovation. Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management, 2010, 53 (4), pp.890-913. ⟨hal-00528392⟩

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