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Collaborative technology strategies and innovation in family firms
Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Udine, Italy.
Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Udine, Italy.
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1376-6801
Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Udine, Italy.
2013 (English)In: International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, ISSN 1368-275X, E-ISSN 1741-5098, Vol. 17, no 1/2/3, 8-27 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Given the fundamental importance of innovation capabilities for firms 'competitiveness worldwide, in this paper we contribute to filling the research gap in the literature on the innovation processes carried out by family firms, focusing in particular on product innovation strategies. We first assess whether family firms, compared with non-family firms, are more likely to engage in explorative or exploitative innovation strategies; then, we focus on the way family firms manage their access to technology (technology sourcing) to pursue product innovation strategies, evaluating: 1) the extent to which family firms activate external networking strategies to carry out product/service innovation; 2) which kind of networking strategy, exploration-or exploitation-oriented, is more likely to be implemented by family firms. Our results suggest that family firms, compared with non-family firms, rely more on exploration-oriented alliances; the technology sourcing strategy tends to shift towards exploitation goals as organisational knowledge codification and formalisation take place.

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2013. Vol. 17, no 1/2/3, 8-27 p.
Keyword [en]
Exploitation, Exploration, External technology sourcing, Family firms, Innovation, Small to medium-sized enterprises, SMEs
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-22042DOI: 10.1504/IJEIM.2013.055226Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84881246619Local ID: IHHCeFEOISOAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-22042DiVA: diva2:651051
Available from: 2013-09-24 Created: 2013-09-24 Last updated: 2017-01-24Bibliographically approved

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