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In search of innovation: Search determinants of new product introductions


2000 2000

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In this dissertation I examine the impact of innovation search , i.e., the firm's problem-solving efforts to create knowledge, on new product introductions. I ask two questions: (1) How does innovation search affect the number and radicality of new product introductions? and, (2) How do constraints to firms' search behavior affect these introductions? I define new product introduction as any change in the product's design characteristics (Martin & Mitchell, 1998) and the radicality of product innovation as the extent to which the innovation improves the user service characteristics in the design (Dougherty, 1992; Henderson, 1993). This research draws on three theoretical perspectives: resource-based view, organizational search (i.e. learning), and the evolutionary perspective. Longitudinal data from the industrial robotics industry is used for testing the predictions of the study.

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Subject
Management;
Product introduction;
Innovations;
Studies
Classification
0454: Management
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Industrial robotics industry; Innovation; New product introductions
Title
In search of innovation: Search determinants of new product introductions
Author
Katila, Riitta
Number of pages
277
Publication year
2000
Degree date
2000
School code
0227
Source
DAI-A 61/11, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780493010144, 0493010149
Advisor
Ahuja, Gautam; Huber, George
University/institution
The University of Texas at Austin
University location
United States -- Texas
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
9992831
ProQuest document ID
304621267
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304621267
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