TITLE

TECHNOLOGICAL COMPETITION AND KNOWLEDGE DISCLOSURE: A STUDY OF FIRMS' SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

AUTHOR(S)
POLIDORO JR., FRANCISCO; THEEKE, MATT
PUB. DATE
August 2009
SOURCE
Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings;2009, Vol. 2009 Issue 1, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Firms have incentives to maintain their knowledge proprietary to protect the value of innovations as a source of competitive advantage. Yet, firms sometimes voluntarily disclose knowledge about their innovations, which may erode competitive advantage. In addressing this tension, this study investigates how the battle for technological dominance affects firms' propensity to disclose knowledge in scientific journals. This study shows that firms' publications in scientific journals, besides helping them access external knowledge to create innovations, as prior research emphasized, are an important arena where they compete to assert the superiority of the innovations that they have already created.
ACCESSION #
44251857

 

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