A Theoretical Model of Commercialization of Innovations: Integrating Networks, Absorptive Capacity and Ambidexterity

48 Pages Posted: 2 Feb 2010

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Avimanyu Datta

Illinois State University - College of Business

Date Written: February 1, 2010

Abstract

From a thorough review of literature we investigate the key antecedents and mediators to commercialization of innovations. We posit that a firm’s absorptive capacity and ambidexterity (ability to explore and exploit) affect its ability to commercialize innovations. Further, the antecedents to absorptive capacity and ambidexterity can be found in networks within and between firms. We believe that such networks can help directly explain the variance in the ability to commercialize innovations. Further absorptive capacity too can be an antecedent to ambidexterity. We tie these concepts together and posit a theoretical model for further research.

Keywords: Commercialization of Innovations, Absorptive Capacity, Potential Absorptive Capacity, Realized Absorptive Capacity, Ambidexterity, Social Networks, Exploration, Exploitation, External networks, Internal networks, and Innovation Engines

Suggested Citation

Datta, Avimanyu, A Theoretical Model of Commercialization of Innovations: Integrating Networks, Absorptive Capacity and Ambidexterity (February 1, 2010). Atlanta Competitive Advantage Conference 2010 Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1545627 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1545627

Avimanyu Datta (Contact Author)

Illinois State University - College of Business ( email )

Normal, IL 61761
United States

HOME PAGE: http://avimanyu.weebly.com

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