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Leveraging Reconstruction of Resources in Resource Constrained R&D Settings Through Social Skills

Niharika Garud, Ganesh Prabhu

Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings | Academy of Management | Published : 2020


Innovative outcomes of R&D employees play a crucial role in sustaining competitive advantage for hi-tech firms. These inventors often deal with financial and resource constraints within emerging economies. In this research, we integrate social exchange theory and bricolage theory to explain how activities and R&D project outcomes of inventors in their R&D pursuits within resource constrained environments are shaped by their social skills. This research extends prior research on linkages between bricolage behaviors and R&D project outcomes in the context of R&D divisions operating in resource constrained environments. This study further contributes theoretically by exploring the role of socia..

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