Daniel Levinthal

University of Pennsylvania - Management Department

Professor

The Wharton School

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6370

United States

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Scholarly Papers (21)

1.

Choice Structures and Business Strategy

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 08 Apr 2001
Pankaj Ghemawat and Daniel Levinthal
University of Navarra, IESE Business School and University of Pennsylvania - Management Department
Downloads 2,389 (11,104)
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Choice Interactions and Business Strategy

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 28 Dec 2002
Pankaj Ghemawat and Daniel Levinthal
University of Navarra, IESE Business School and University of Pennsylvania - Management Department
Downloads 1,042 (39,090)
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The Dual Role of Modularity: Innovation and Imitation

Management Science, Vol. 54, No. 5, pp. 939-955
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 05 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 09 Jun 2014
Sendil K. Ethiraj, Daniel Levinthal and Rishi R. Roy
University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Pennsylvania - Management Department and McKinsey & Co. Inc.
Downloads 819 (54,670)
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modularity, innovation, imitation, firm strategy

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Citation 66

Modularity and Innovation in Complex Systems

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 10 Dec 2003
Sendil K. Ethiraj and Daniel Levinthal
University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business and University of Pennsylvania - Management Department
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Modularity, complex systems, innovation, adaptation

Modularity and Innovation in Complex Systems

Management Science, Vol. 50, No. 2, pp. 159-173, 2004
Posted: 11 Dec 2003
Sendil K. Ethiraj and Daniel Levinthal
University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business and University of Pennsylvania - Management Department

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Modularity, complex systems, innovation, adaptation

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Mental Representation and the Discovery of New Strategies

Strategic Management Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 23 May 2013 Last Revised: 07 Sep 2015
Felipe A. Csaszar and Daniel Levinthal
University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business and University of Pennsylvania - Management Department
Downloads 737 (62,993)
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cognition, mental representation, search, NK models

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Bounded Rationality and the Search for Organizational Architecture: An Evolutionary Perspective on the Design of Organizations and Their Evolvability

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 15 Oct 2004
Sendil K. Ethiraj and Daniel Levinthal
University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business and University of Pennsylvania - Management Department
Downloads 700 (67,299)
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Complex systems, Organization design, Modularity

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Chasing a Moving Target: Exploitation and Exploration in Dynamic Environments

Management Science, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 24 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 05 Oct 2011
Hart E. Posen and Daniel Levinthal
Tuck School of Business - Dartmouth College and University of Pennsylvania - Management Department
Downloads 316 (172,852)
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Exploration, Exploitation, Learning, Turbulence, Selection

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Hoping for A to Z While Rewarding Only A: Complex Organizations and Multiple Goals

Organization Science, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 4-21, 2009
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 16 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 27 Dec 2011
Sendil K. Ethiraj and Daniel Levinthal
University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business and University of Pennsylvania - Management Department
Downloads 314 (173,984)
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multiple performance goals, complex organizations, job design

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The Near-Term Liability of Exploitation: Exploration and Exploitation in Multi-Stage Problems

Organization Science, Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 538-551, 2009
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 07 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 27 Dec 2011
Christina Fang and Daniel Levinthal
New York University (NYU) - Department of Management and Organizational Behavior and University of Pennsylvania - Management Department
Downloads 275 (199,753)
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Exploration and exploitation, maximization, multi-stage problems, reinforcement learning, softmax choice rule

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Are Two Heads Better than One: The Multi-Authority Form and Organizational Adaptation

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 14 Jul 2015
Daniel Levinthal and Maciej Workiewicz
University of Pennsylvania - Management Department and ESSEC Business School
Downloads 268 (205,051)
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organization design, organizational adaptation, multi-authority

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Complementary Assets as Pipes and Prisms: Innovation Incentives and Trajectory Choices

Forthcoming, Strategic Management Journal
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 07 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 07 May 2013
Brian Wu, Zhixi Wan and Daniel Levinthal
University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Business and Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Management Department
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Complementary assets, technology strategy, innovation incentives, complement-preserving trajectory, complement-disrupting trajectory

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Corporate Strategy: An Opportunity Cost Perspective

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 21 Nov 2022
Daniel Levinthal and Brian Wu
University of Pennsylvania - Management Department and University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Downloads 248 (221,467)

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Corporate Strategy, Resource Allocation, Opportunity Cost

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Myopia of Selection: Does Organizational Adaptation Limit the Efficacy of Population Selection?

Administrative Science Quarterly, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 17 May 2007 Last Revised: 27 Dec 2011
Daniel Levinthal and Hart E. Posen
University of Pennsylvania - Management Department and Tuck School of Business - Dartmouth College
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Adaptation, Selection, Exploration, Exploitation, Reliability, Learning

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Firm Lifecycles: Linking Employee Incentives and Firm Growth Dynamics

Bennett, Victor M., and Daniel A. Levinthal. "Firm lifecycles: Linking employee incentives and firm growth dynamics." Strategic Management Journal 38.10 (2017): 2005-2018., Duke I&E Research Paper No. 15-3
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 04 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 05 Aug 2020
Victor Manuel Bennett and Daniel Levinthal
University of Utah and University of Pennsylvania - Management Department
Downloads 215 (254,015)

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employee incentives, firm growth, firm lifecycle, process innovation, employee compensation

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Opportunity Costs and Non-Scale Free Capabilities: Profit Maximization, Corporate Scope, and Profit Margins

Strategic Management Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 28 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 27 Dec 2011
Daniel Levinthal and Brian Wu
University of Pennsylvania - Management Department and University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Downloads 211 (259,553)
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corporate diversification, firm capabilities, opportunity cost, diversification discount, market maturity

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From T Mazes to Labyrinths: Learning from Model Based Feedback

Management Science, Vol. 50, No. 10, pp. 1366-1378, October 2004
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 07 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2013
Jerker Denrell, Christina Fang and Daniel Levinthal
Independent, New York University (NYU) - Department of Management and Organizational Behavior and University of Pennsylvania - Management Department
Downloads 144 (360,388)
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organizational learning, credit assignment, organizational routines, task interdependency, reinforcement learning

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Resource Allocation and Firm Boundaries

Forthcoming, Journal of Management
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 11 Aug 2016
Daniel Levinthal
University of Pennsylvania - Management Department
Downloads 141 (366,404)
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Corporate Strategy, Resource Allocation, Firm Boundaries

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E Pluribus Unum: Organizational Size and the Efficacy of Learning

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 03 Feb 2013
Hart E. Posen, Dirk Martignoni and Daniel Levinthal
Tuck School of Business - Dartmouth College, University of Zurich, Department of Business Administration and University of Pennsylvania - Management Department
Downloads 96 (486,597)
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Systematic Differences and Random Rates: Reconciling Gibrat's Law with Firm Differences

Forthcoming, Strategy Science
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 15 May 2017
Thorbjorn Knudsen, Daniel Levinthal and Sidney G. Winter
University of Southern Denmark - Department of Marketing & Management - Strategic Organization Design Unit (SOD), University of Pennsylvania - Management Department and University of Pennsylvania - Management Department
Downloads 33 (809,624)
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Industry Evolution, Evolutionary Economics

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Innovation and Learning: The Two Faces of R&D

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership Historical Research Reference in Entrepreneurship
Posted: 17 Nov 2009
Wesley M. Cohen and Daniel Levinthal
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business and University of Pennsylvania - Management Department

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Appropriability, Absorptive capacity, Technological opportunity, R&D, Investments, Innovation process, Organizational learning, R&D expenditures, Knowledge transfer, Information acquisition, Knowledge spillovers, Opportunity development, Industrial research

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Absorptive Capacity: A New Perspective on Learning and Innovation

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership Historical Research Reference in Entrepreneurship
Posted: 17 Nov 2009
Wesley M. Cohen and Daniel Levinthal
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business and University of Pennsylvania - Management Department

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Absorptive capacity, Innovation process, Knowledge base, Manufacturing industries, Organizational learning, R&D expenditures, Information acquisition, Information utilization