The Role of External Knowledge Sources and Organizational Design in the Process of Opportunity Exploitation

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The Role of External Knowledge Sources and Organizational Design in the Process of Opportunity Exploitation

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dc.contributor.author Foss, Nicolai J.
dc.contributor.author Lyngsie, Jacob
dc.contributor.author Zahra, Shaker A.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-04-16
dc.date.accessioned 2013-04-16T07:44:36Z
dc.date.available 2013-04-16T07:44:36Z
dc.date.issued 2013-04-16
dc.identifier.isbn 9788791815881
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8680
dc.description.abstract Research highlights the role of external knowledge sources in the recognition of strategic opportunities, but is less forthcoming with respect to the role of such sources during the process of exploiting or realizing opportunities. We build on the knowledge-based view to propose that realizing opportunities often involves significant interactions with external knowledge sources. Organizational design can facilitate a firm’s interactions with these sources, while achieving coordination among organizational members engaged in opportunity exploitation. Our analysis of a double-respondent survey involving 536 Danish firms shows that the use of external knowledge sources is positively associated with opportunity exploitation, but the strength of this association is significantly influenced by organizational designs that enable the firm to access external knowledge during the process of exploiting opportunities. en_US
dc.format.extent 42 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries SMG Working Paper;6/2013
dc.subject.other Strategic entrepreneurship en_US
dc.subject.other Innovation en_US
dc.subject.other External knowledge en_US
dc.subject.other Organizational design en_US
dc.subject.other Knowledge-based view en_US
dc.title The Role of External Knowledge Sources and Organizational Design in the Process of Opportunity Exploitation en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt13apr16 lbjl en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Strategi og Globalisering en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort SMG en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Institut for Strategic Management and Globalization en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort SMG en_US
dc.publisher.city Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2013 en_US


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