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Knowledge-flows and firm performance

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  • Erden, Zeynep
  • Klang, David
  • Sydler, Renato
  • von Krogh, Georg
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    This study advances the understanding of how knowledge-flows impact on firm performance. Incorporating recent research on the knowledge-based view of the firm, this paper tests and extends the knowledge flow model by using more fine-grained measures and by proposing a nonlinear effect. This study tests the predicted effects in a longitudinal research design with data on a global sample of public biopharmaceutical firms. The results largely support the expectation that knowledge-flows largely have a nonlinear impact on firm performance. However, one traditional measure of knowledge-flows, geographical location, turns out to have no significant influence in the extended model. The paper explains the implications of these findings for practice and research.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Business Research.

    Volume (Year): 67 (2014)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 2777-2785

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jbrese:v:67:y:2014:i:1:p:2777-2785

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    Keywords: Knowledge-flows; Biopharmaceutical industry; Firm performance; Knowledge-based view;

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