Risky Recombinations: Institutional Gatekeeping in the Innovation Process
Organization Science, Volume 28, Issue 1, 2017, Pages 133-151.
Theories of innovation and technical change posit that inventions that combine knowledge across technology domains have greater impact than inventions drawn from a single domain. The evidence for this claim comes mostly from research on patented inventions and ignores failed patent applications. We draw on insights from research into inst...More
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