Pre-entry experience

Incumbents’ relationships with technology suppliers and ability in managing the relationships in facing a disruptive technology: De alio versus de novo

We extend the existing literature on firms’ responses to disruptive technologies by examining how the length and number of an incumbant’s ties to suppliers affect the probability of it adopting a new technology. Uniquely, we bring together the inter- and intra-organizational views of technology adoption. Abstract and download

Configuration of value chain activities: The effect of pre-entry capabilities, transactions hazard and industry evolution on the decision to internalize

We integrate insights from organizational capabilities, organizational economics, and industry evolution to examine industry entrants’ boundary choices about value chain activities, and test hypotheses in 1978–2009 data from a sample of U.S. bioethanol producers. Abstract and download