Firm Management of Scientific Information: An Empirical Update

R&D Management, Vol. 30, No. 2, April 2000

Posted: 27 Jul 2000

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Robert D. Hamilton

Temple University - Department of Strategic Management; Temple University - Fox School of Business and Management

G. Steven McMillan

Pennsylvania State University

David L. Deeds

University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business; Case Western Reserve University - Department of Marketing and Policy Studies

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to extend and test a model proposed by McMillan and colleagues in 1995. That model posited that research-intensive firms that are more 'cooperative' or open in publishing their scientific findings will have higher research and development R&D productivity than more secretive firms. In addition, four possible predictors of this scientific information openness are proposed in lieu of two in the 1995 article. Our current effort includes an empirical examination of twenty pharmaceutical firms over thirteen years, and finds substantial support for many of the proposed relationships. In addition, interviews with field practitioners independently confirmed many of the findings. The managerial implications are also discussed.

JEL Classification: M19, O31

Suggested Citation

Hamilton, Robert D. and McMillan, G. Steven and Deeds, David L., Firm Management of Scientific Information: An Empirical Update. R&D Management, Vol. 30, No. 2, April 2000, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=234569

Robert D. Hamilton

Temple University - Department of Strategic Management ( email )

Fox School of Business and Management
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Temple University - Fox School of Business and Management ( email )

Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States

G. Steven McMillan

Pennsylvania State University ( email )

1600 Woodland Road
Abington, PA 19001-3990
United States

David L. Deeds (Contact Author)

University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business ( email )

1000 LaSalle Avenue
TMH 443
Minneapolis, MN 55403
United States

Case Western Reserve University - Department of Marketing and Policy Studies ( email )

Cleveland, OH 44106
United States

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