Séminaires de Recherche

"To Build or Break Away? The Cultural Shaping of Nanotechnology Innovation Within and Across Categories"

Stratégie et Politique d'Entreprise

Intervenant : Tyler WRY
University of Alberta

9 décembre 2009

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Understanding innovation is an important pursuit for scholars of strategy, organizations, and entrepreneurship. One important distinction in this context is the type of innovation an actor pursues; do they incrementally improve extant offerings, or do they shift focus and pursue opportunities in new domains? Exploring this question in the context of nanotube technology – a key area of nanotech – I argue that cultural factors play a central role. Building on studies which show that categories can cluster together in institutional space, I show that the type of innovation which inventors pursued was shaped by the relational composition of the nanotube category system. Based on the activities of star scientists, the category system became structured around categories that shared bits of similar knowledge. Inventors in these categories were significantly more likely to pursue innovation opportunities in new technology categories. Inventors in distant categories tended to stay within their home category and innovate incrementally. Further, I find that explanations based on economic factors, actor status, and social networks only hold sway when considered in tandem with category structure.

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Comptabilité et Contrôle de Gestion

Intervenant : Kalle Kraus
Stockholm School of Economics

14 septembre 2018 - HEC Paris - salle T004 - De 14h00 à 16h00


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Comptabilité et Contrôle de Gestion

Intervenant : Shiva Sivaramakrishnan
Rice University

15 juin 2018 - HEC Paris - salle X120 - De 14h00 à 16h00


Finance

Intervenant : Matthieu Bouvard
Desautels Faculty of Management

14 juin 2018 - De 14h00 à 15h15


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Comptabilité et Contrôle de Gestion

Intervenant : Xin Wang
Hong Kong University

8 juin 2018 - HEC Paris - salle T004 - De 14h00 à 16h00


Finance

Intervenant : Mikhail Simutin
Rotman School of Management

7 juin 2018 - De 14h00 à 15h15


Finance

Intervenant : Liyan Yang
Rotman School of Management

31 mai 2018 - De 14h00 à 15h15


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Comptabilité et Contrôle de Gestion

Intervenant : Hendrik Vollmer
University of Leicester

25 mai 2018 - HEC Paris - salle T020 - De 14h00 à 16h00


Finance

Intervenant : Anton Lines
Columbia Business School

24 mai 2018 - De 14h00 à 15h15


Finance

Intervenant : Ian Martin
LSE

17 mai 2018 - De 14h00 à 15h15


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Comptabilité et Contrôle de Gestion

Intervenant : Martin Giraudeau
LSE/Sci. Po

4 mai 2018 - HEC Paris - salle T004 - De 14h00 à 16h00



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