Reference : Learning from invention failure among research organizations: the role of top managem...
Scientific journals : Article
Business & economic sciences : Strategy & innovation
Entrepreneurship and Innovation / Audit
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/50166
Learning from invention failure among research organizations: the role of top management team founding experiences and exposure to US culture
English
Semrau, Thorsten []
Fisch, Christian mailto []
Klingbeil, Caren []
2021
Industry and Innovation
Taylor and Francis
28
6
704-724
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
1366-2716
1469-8390
Abingdon
United Kingdom
[en] Failure learning ; organisational learning ; invention; ; top management teams ; prior experiences
[en] Building on organisational failure learning and upper echelons theory, we examine the link between top management team (TMT) prior experiences and invention failure learning among research organisations. Specifically, we develop theoretical arguments to suggest that TMT founding experience and exposure to US culture facilitate organisational learning from failure. We test our theoretical reasoning using a longitudinal data set comprising 550 organisation-year observations of the patenting activities conducted by 39 research institutes in Germany. In support of our theoretical arguments, we find that TMT founding experience and TMT exposure to US culture positively moderate the link between prior invention failure and subsequent invention performance. Pointing to TMT experiences as a crucial contingency for whether organisations learn from failure, the present study contributes to the literature on organisational failure learning and upper echelons.
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/50166
10.1080/13662716.2020.1826912

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