External knowledge access versus internal knowledge protection : a necessary trade-off?
Monteiro, L. F., Mol, Michael J. and Birkinshaw, J. (2011) External knowledge access versus internal knowledge protection : a necessary trade-off? In: 71st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management - West Meets East: Enlightening, Balancing, Transcending, AOM 2011, San Antonio, TX, 12-16 Aug 2011 (Unpublished)Full text not available from this repository.
This paper addresses a specific tension that lies at the heart of the external knowledge sourcing phenomenon, that between accessing external knowledge and using strategic mechanisms to protect internal knowledge. We focus on the interaction between the two approaches, arguing that strategic knowledge protection pursued in combination with a strategy of access to external knowledge will negatively affect innovation performance. We further suggest that this negative interaction effect will transpire only under certain circumstances, depending on the approach used to access external knowledge. We explore the relationship between strategic protection and external knowledge sourcing by comparing inter-organizational relationships with private and public entities. Our data set consists of a large number of questionnaire responses to the UK Community Innovation Survey. We receive broad support for our arguments
|Item Type:||Conference Item (Paper)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Marketing & Strategic Management|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Conference Paper Type:||Paper|
|Title of Event:||71st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management - West Meets East: Enlightening, Balancing, Transcending, AOM 2011|
|Type of Event:||Conference|
|Location of Event:||San Antonio, TX|
|Date(s) of Event:||12-16 Aug 2011|
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