This paper deals with the role of the State Owned enterprises (SOEs) in innovation processes. Only a few studies focus on the contribution SOEs as companies might give to produce new knowledge and technological innovation. We argue, however, that SOEs are a pillar of the innovation process and we explore conditions that can make SOEs very effective. Through two in-depth case studies in two different industries (STMicroelectronics in the semiconductor and Thales Alenia Space in the space industry) we illustrate how SOEs can contribute to innovation by exploring new opportunities and recombining different sources of knowledge. We highlight the conditions that can make exploration and recombination possible. We also highlight the ability of the two companies to change their boundaries through a continuous wave of agreements, mergers and acquisitions. This way, they were able to expand beyond their domains in a way that matched the evolution of their original industries.
State-owned enterprises as knowledge-explorer agents / M. Benassi, M. Landoni. - In: INDUSTRY AND INNOVATION. - ISSN 1469-8390. - 26:2(2019 Feb 07), pp. 218-241.
|Titolo:||State-owned enterprises as knowledge-explorer agents|
BENASSI, MARIO (Primo)
|Parole Chiave:||State owned enterprises; knowledge recombination; technology management; innovation strategy; entrepreneurial state|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore SECS-P/08 - Economia e Gestione delle Imprese|
|Data di pubblicazione:||7-feb-2019|
|Data ahead of print / Data di stampa:||9-ott-2018|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13662716.2018.1529554|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|
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