Resource Orchestration for Innovation: Structuring and Bundling Resources in Growth- and Maturity-Stage Firms

Long Range Planning, Forthcoming

Posted: 16 Aug 2016

See all articles by Christina Matz Carnes

Christina Matz Carnes

Texas A&M University

Francesco Chirico

Macquarie University, Macquarie Business School; Jonkoping University - Jonkoping International Business School (JIBS)

Michael A. Hitt

Texas A&M University - Department of Management; Texas Christian University

Dong Wook Huh

Frostburg State University - Department of Management

Vincenzo Pisano

University of Catania

Date Written: July 31, 2016

Abstract

Innovation is an important outcome for firms across all life-cycle stages, though challenges to this goal vary by a firm’s stage of development. In this study, we integrate resource orchestration with contingency theory to theorize how managers differentially orchestrate their firm’s resource portfolio and capabilities to develop innovation based on the firm’s life-cycle stage. Empirical tests using primary data collected from 189 managers of U.S. and Italian firms based on the policy capturing method provide support for our hypotheses. Overall, this research contributes to our understanding of how firms manage their resources to create innovation over the firm’s life-cycle.

Keywords: Resource Orchestration, Innovation, Firm Life-Cycle, Contingency Theory

Suggested Citation

Carnes, Christina Matz and Chirico, Francesco and Hitt, Michael A. and Huh, Dong Wook and Pisano, Vincenzo, Resource Orchestration for Innovation: Structuring and Bundling Resources in Growth- and Maturity-Stage Firms (July 31, 2016). Long Range Planning, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2816619

Christina Matz Carnes

Texas A&M University ( email )

Langford Building A
798 Ross St.
College Station, TX 77843-3137
United States

Francesco Chirico (Contact Author)

Macquarie University, Macquarie Business School ( email )

New South Wales 2109
Australia

Jonkoping University - Jonkoping International Business School (JIBS) ( email )

Jönköping, 55111
Sweden

Michael A. Hitt

Texas A&M University - Department of Management ( email )

430 Wehner
College Station, TX 77843-4218
United States
979-458-3393 (Phone)

Texas Christian University ( email )

Fort Worth, TX 76129
United States

Dong Wook Huh

Frostburg State University - Department of Management ( email )

Frostburg, MD 21532
United States

Vincenzo Pisano

University of Catania ( email )

Italy

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