Resource orchestration for innovation

structuring and bundling resources in growth- and maturity-stage firms

Christina Matz Carnes, Francesco Chirico, Michael A. Hitt, Dong Wook Huh, Vincenzo Pisano

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)472-486
Number of pages15
JournalLong Range Planning
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2017
Externally publishedYes

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