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The second face of appropriability: generative appropriability and its determinants

Ahuja, G., Lampert, C. and Novelli, E. (2012). The second face of appropriability: generative appropriability and its determinants. Academy of Management Review (AMR), 38(2), pp. 248-269. doi: 10.5465/amr.2010.0290

Abstract

We distinguish between two forms of appropriability, primary—effectiveness in exploiting inventions as problem-solving mechanisms and capturing a share of their profits, and generative—effectiveness in exploiting inventions as concepts and capturing a share of the future inventions they spawn. Recognizing that generative appropriability has two components, cumulative invention and preclusion of others, we identify its key managerially manipulable determinants and discuss the implications of the construct for the literatures on the resource-based view and organizational learning.

Publication Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Departments: Cass Business School > Management
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/2433
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