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Specializing in general purpose technologies as a firm long-term strategy

Conti, R., Gambardella, A. and Novelli, E. ORCID: 0000-0002-6899-1096 (2019). Specializing in general purpose technologies as a firm long-term strategy. Industrial and Corporate Change, dty069. doi: 10.1093/icc/dty069

Abstract

An important legacy of Nathan Rosenberg’s work is the notion of general purpose technologies (GPTs). This paper studies whether and when firms specialize in developing GPTs and trading them in intermediate markets, a strategy we call “specialization in generality.” In particular, we address whether this is a strategy adopted by young firms or instead a long-term strategy adopted by established firms—against the “common wisdom” that such firms specialize in downstream product markets.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in 'Industrial and Corporate Change' following peer review. The version of record Conti, R., Gambardella, A. and Novelli, E. (2019). Specializing in general purpose technologies as a firm long-term strategy. Industrial and Corporate Change, dty069. is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1093/icc/dty069.
Departments: Business School > Management
Date available in CRO: 21 Mar 2018 11:03
Date deposited: 21 March 2018
Date of acceptance: 28 February 2018
Date of first online publication: 10 January 2019
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/19315
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