Journal article

Knowledge Brokering and Organizational Innovation: Founder Imprinting Effects

David H Hsu, Kwanghui Lim

Organization Science | INFORMS | Published : 2014

Abstract

We empirically examine the innovation consequences of organizational knowledge brokering, the ability to effectively apply knowledge from one technical domain to innovate in another. We investigate how organizational innovation outcomes vary by founders' initial mode of venture ideation. We then compare how firms established with knowledgebrokering- based ideation differ in their methods of sustaining ongoing knowledge-brokering capacity compared with firms not established in such a manner. We do so by tracking all the start-up biotechnology firms founded to commercialize the then-emergent recombinant DNA technology (the sample of initial knowledge brokers) together with a contemporaneously ..

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