Session 105

Knowledge and Innovation

Track A

Date: Friday, March 11, 2011


Time: 15:30 – 16:45


Room: Master 1

Session Chair:

  • Andreas Schotter, Ivey Business School

Title: Innovation and Value Appropriation in Latin America: When are the Benefits "Local"?


  • Sharon Matusik, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Michael Heeley, Colorado School of Mines
  • José Ernesto Amorós, Tecnologico de Monterrey

Abstract: As countries in Latin America increasingly turn their attention to stimulating innovation, understanding where benefits from innovation accrue becomes increasingly important. We find that technical attributes of an innovation and the surrounding technology stocks have implications for where value from inventions developed by local vs. non-local entities is appropriated. More specifically, local inventions that draw on applied (rather than basic) knowledge and that build on technological stocks of the home country generate relatively more value that is appropriated in the home country. In contrast, local inventions with inventors from numerous countries, that draw more on basic knowledge, and that are broader in scope generate more value that is appropriated outside the home country. We also briefly highlight policy and theoretical implications of our findings.

Title: Mapping International Contemporary Study about Communities of Practice during January 2000 until August 2010


  • José Jerônimo de Menezes Lima, UNISINOS - Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos
  • Heitor José Cademartori Mendina, UNISINOS

Abstract: The modern Knowledge Management has in the Communities of Practice (CoPs) one of the most popular themes. This article analizes as CoPs can be seen as groups of people working in process based on knowledge. It produces a map of contemporary knowledge from the international academy production during January 2000 until August 2010. To accomplish that bases of knowledge on periodics best classified as business and management from The Journal of Citation Reports 2009 of ISI have been taken into account. The structure of the article presents a research methodology, theoretical reference, results of the map generated from that data, specially considering the evolution of the articles published by the periodics, of the articles selected and of the articles categorized into tematics subject as well as final considerations of that colleting process data.

Title: There Are Many Ways to Compete in the Technological Race: Firm Characteristics and R&D Vehicle Diversification


  • Ithai Stern, INSEAD
  • Razvan Lungeanu, Pennsylvania State University

Abstract: By introducing the concept of strategic vehicle portfolio, this study extends research on the choice of strategic vehicles by firms. In contrast to prior studies, which have examined firms’ likelihood of choosing a particular strategic vehicle, or likelihood of choosing one vehicle over another, we examine the effects of different firm characteristics on the level of vehicle diversification. Utilizing a unique dataset of all U.S. public pharmaceutical firms for the period 1992–2006, we find that a firm’s degree of vehicle diversification is related to its top management team’s characteristics and to its levels of product and international diversification.

All Sessions in Track A...

Fri: 11:30 – 12:45
Session 103: CSR and Environmental Issues in Emerging Markets
Session 111: Performance Issues
Session 114: Internationalization Strategies
Session 117: Learning in Emerging Markets
Session 120: The Characteristics and Effects of the BRIC Economies as Hubs for Regional Economic Development
Fri: 14:15 – 15:30
Session 102: Resources in Emerging Markets
Session 106: Multilatina FDI Strategies
Session 110: Global Competition
Session 112: CSR and Environmental Issues
Session 124: Research Methods for the Study of Competitive Advantage
Fri: 15:30 – 16:45
Session 101: Institutions in Emerging Markets
Session 104: Alliances and Networks
Session 105: Knowledge and Innovation
Session 108: Knowledge and Resources
Session 115: Developing Country Firms
Sat: 10:45 – 12:00
Session 107: Multilatina Performance
Session 113: CEOs and Other Human Resources
Session 123: Banks and their Influence
Session 125: Reviewing Latin America’s Strategic Role in Global Development
Session 126: Publishing and Not Perishing: Strategies for Publishing in Top Journals
Sat: 15:45 – 17:00
Session 100: Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets
Session 109: Social Issues and Local Development
Session 116: Emerging Market Institutional Reform
Session 118: Management Innovation in Emerging Markets
Session 127: Teaching in Latin America

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