Daniel Levinthal

University of Pennsylvania - Management Department

Professor

The Wharton School

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6370

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

20

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Scholarly Papers (20)

1.

Choice Structures and Business Strategy

HBS Comp. & Stratgey Working Paper No. 01-012
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
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Citation 6

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2.

Choice Interactions and Business Strategy

Strategy Unit Working Paper No. 01-012; Harvard Business School Working Paper No. 01-012
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 973 (17,438)
Citation 6

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3.

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 742 (25,754)
Citation 16

Abstract:

modularity, innovation, imitation, firm strategy

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Citation 52

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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Citation 52

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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

Abstract:

Modularity, complex systems, innovation, adaptation

5.

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

Administrative Science Quarterly, Vol. 49, pp. 404-437, 2004
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
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Citation 25

Abstract:

Complex systems, Organization design, Modularity

6.

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 312 (37,800)

Abstract:

cognition, mental representation, search, NK models

7.

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 259 (94,069)
Citation 15

Abstract:

multiple performance goals, complex organizations, job design

8.

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
University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Pennsylvania - Management Department
Downloads 254 (93,328)
Citation 5

Abstract:

Exploration, Exploitation, Learning, Turbulence, Selection

9.

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 223 (105,952)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Exploration and exploitation, maximization, multi-stage problems, reinforcement learning, softmax choice rule

10.

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 University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Citation 4

Abstract:

Adaptation, Selection, Exploration, Exploitation, Reliability, Learning

11.

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, University of Oregon - Department of Operations and Business Analytics and University of Pennsylvania - Management Department
Downloads 192 (123,247)

Abstract:

Complementary assets, technology strategy, innovation incentives, complement-preserving trajectory, complement-disrupting trajectory

12.

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 147 (151,758)
Citation 10

Abstract:

corporate diversification, firm capabilities, opportunity cost, diversification discount, market maturity

13.

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 114 (194,321)
Citation 10

Abstract:

organizational learning, credit assignment, organizational routines, task interdependency, reinforcement learning

14.

Firm Lifecycles: Linking Employee Incentives and Firm Growth Dynamics

Forthcoming, Strategic Management Journal, Duke I&E Research Paper No. 15-3
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 04 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2017
Victor Manuel Bennett and Daniel Levinthal
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business and University of Pennsylvania - Management Department
Downloads 51 (162,816)

Abstract:

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

15.

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
University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Zurich, Department of Business Administration and University of Pennsylvania - Management Department
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16.

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 INSEAD
Downloads 28 (188,342)

Abstract:

organization design, organizational adaptation, multi-authority

17.

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
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Abstract:

Industry Evolution, Evolutionary Economics

18.

Resource Allocation and Firm Boundaries

Forthcoming, Journal of Management
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 11 Aug 2016
Daniel Levinthal
University of Pennsylvania - Management Department
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Abstract:

Corporate Strategy, Resource Allocation, Firm Boundaries

19.

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

Abstract:

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

20.

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

Abstract:

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