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dc.contributor.authorKöhler, Christianen_US
dc.contributor.authorSofka, Wolfgangen_US
dc.contributor.authorGrimpe, Christophen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-22en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-11-30T15:47:25Z-
dc.date.available2009-11-30T15:47:25Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/28610-
dc.description.abstractThe shift towards more open and interconnected innovation activities has been a major topic of recent academic and practitioner discussions. Firms have to connect their in-house R&D activities with external partners, such as leading customers or universities, to increase the effectiveness of their innovation activities. Hence, management needs to define search strategies for valuable knowledge in its environment. In this paper we argue that search strategies have to reflect the heterogeneity of various knowledge sources with regard to the knowledge they can provide and how these sources can be activated. We hypothesize that search strategies driven by science, suppliers and the product market will contribute differently to innovation success with radically new versus incrementally refined products. We suggest that innovation in service sectors is fundamentally different in nature which influences the performance of different search strategies. We test these hypotheses for a sample of more than 5,000 firms from five European countries. The results support our hypotheses and highlight the potentials and shortcomings of different search strategies.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Mannheimen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesZEW Discussion Papers 09-066en_US
dc.subject.jelL60en_US
dc.subject.jelO32en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordSearch strategiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordservice innovationen_US
dc.subject.keywordradical versus incremental innovationen_US
dc.subject.stwInnovationen_US
dc.subject.stwWissenstransferen_US
dc.subject.stwInformationsverhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwSuchtheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwIndustrielle Forschungen_US
dc.subject.stwDienstleistungssektoren_US
dc.subject.stwEU-Staatenen_US
dc.titleSelectivity in search strategies for innovation: from incremental to radical, from manufacturing to servicesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn611194953en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:09066-
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