Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1287/orsc.2013.0821
DC FieldValue
dc.titleLearning by doing and the locus of innovative capability in biotechnology research
dc.contributor.authorJain, A.
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-18T04:54:04Z
dc.date.available2014-06-18T04:54:04Z
dc.date.issued2013-11
dc.identifier.citationJain, A. (2013-11). Learning by doing and the locus of innovative capability in biotechnology research. Organization Science 24 (6) : 1683-1700. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1287/orsc.2013.0821
dc.identifier.issn10477039
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/67721
dc.description.abstractInnovative capability, the knowledge a firm uses to innovate, is an input into and an output of the process of innovation. In this paper, I put forward the notion that innovative capability, similar to experience in production, accumulates by learning by doing and that innovation is characterized by a learning curve. Using patent data from 20,886 scientists working in 611 biotechnology firms in the U.S. and Canadian biotechnology industry from 1970 to 2007, I estimate a learning curve in innovation and determine the loci of innovative capability. Although knowledge stocks in the different loci accumulate over time in day-to-day firm activities, empirical results suggest that the individual is the primary repository of innovative capability and that experience working together in teams has a secondary influence on productivity. Contrary to prior learning curve research, accumulated firm experience has no direct effect on productivity. However, when individuals possess relevant domain knowledge and have experience working together, they benefit from knowledge spillovers within the firm. This suggests that knowledge stocks in the different loci are complementary to one another and that the comingling of these disparate bins of knowledge is an important facet of innovative capability. © 2013 INFORMS.
dc.description.urihttp://libproxy1.nus.edu.sg/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1287/orsc.2013.0821
dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectExperience-based learning
dc.subjectInnovation
dc.subjectInnovative capability
dc.subjectKnowledge management
dc.subjectLearning curves
dc.subjectOrganizational learning
dc.subjectOrganizational memory
dc.subjectProductivity
dc.subjectSpillovers
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentDIVISION OF ENGINEERING AND TECH MGT
dc.description.doi10.1287/orsc.2013.0821
dc.description.sourcetitleOrganization Science
dc.description.volume24
dc.description.issue6
dc.description.page1683-1700
dc.identifier.isiut000327004500005
Appears in Collections:Staff Publications

Show simple item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

27
checked on May 17, 2022

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

25
checked on May 17, 2022

Page view(s)

157
checked on May 12, 2022

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.