Today's Edisons or weekend hobbyists: Technical merit and success of inventions by independent inventors

K. B. DAHLIN, M. Taylor, M. Fichman

Research Policy

2004, vol. 33, n°8, pp.1167-1183

Départements : Stratégie et Politique d’Entreprise

Mots clés : Independent inventors, Patents, Sources of innovation, Technology policy, Innovation indicators

Transactive Memory Directories in Small Work Units


Personnel Review

2004, vol. 33, n°4, pp.446-467

Départements : Management et Ressources Humaines

Keywords Plus: ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE; UNSHARED INFORMATION; DECISION-MAKING; DIVERSITY; COMMUNICATION; COMMITMENT; KNOWLEDGE; RETRIEVAL; BEHAVIOR; BENEFITS Abstract: Despite the increased importance for companies to control their intangible assets, little empirical research has been made on the linkages between single and distributed cognition in organizations. In this paper, the transactive memory concept is extended and adapted to examine the antecedents and consequences of directory formation in the Nordic subsidiaries in Japan. Value congruence, psychological safety, organizational commitment, and interpersonal and electronic communication are proposed to have a positive impact on directories. The directories are proposed to have positive linkage with service capital Regression analyses show that the most of the independent variables have a statistically significant relationship with directories. Further, interpersonal communication mediates the impact of value congruence and psychological safety to directories. Directories were also found to have a positive relationship with the service capital.

Utilitarian Aggregation of Beliefs and Tastes

I. GILBOA, D. Samet, D. Schmeidler

Journal of Political Economy

2004, vol. 112, pp.932-938

Départements : Economie et Sciences de la décision, GREGHEC (CNRS)

Web based support for collaborative course design and teaching among university faculties


International Journal of Management and Decision Making

2004, vol. 5, n°4, pp.313-332

Départements : Information Systems and Operations Management

We present here the type of collaborative support tool to the development of which we participate and which we are currently testing between a network of management schools. The tool we focus on is EDUCANEXT a web based platform allowing the exchange of digitalised learning resources and learning activities and the support of group work in designing and teaching joint virtual courses. This service is based mainly on the software developed during the European project UNIVERSAL. The usefulness and key design ideas of the software are introduced as weIl as the its main functions and specific problems raised by an academic environment. We present the way a sophisticate learning resources developed using a knowledge-based Decision Support System (DSS) is being shared throughout the network.

Why are European countries diverging in their unemployment experience?


Journal of Economic Perspectives

septembre 2004, vol. 18, n°4, pp.49-68

Départements : Finance