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Henderson, Rebecca M.

Works: 8 works in 11 publications in 1 language and 15 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Classifications: H11,
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Public & private spillovers, location and the productivity of pharmaceutical research by Jeffrey L Furman( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
While there is widespread agreement among economists and management scholars that knowledge spillovers exist and have important economic consequences, researchers know substantially less about the "micro mechanisms" of spillovers -- about the degree to which they are geographically localized, for example, or about the degree to which spillovers from public institutions are qualitatively different from those from privately owned firms (Jaffe, 1986; Krugman, 1991; Jaffe et al., 1993; Porter, 1990). In this paper we make use of the geographic distribution of the research activities of major global pharmaceutical firms to explore the extent to which knowledge spills over from proximate private and public institutions. Our data and empirical approach allow us to make advances on two dimensions. First, by focusing on spillovers in research productivity (as opposed to manufacturing productivity), we build closely on the theoretical literature on spillovers that suggests that knowledge externalities are likely to have the most immediate impact on the production of ideas (Romer, 1986; Aghion & Howitt, 1997). Second, our data allow us to distinguish spillovers from public research from spillovers from private, or competitively funded research, and to more deeply explore the role that institutions and geographic proximity play in driving knowledge spillovers
Underinvestment and incompetence as responses to radical innovation : evidence from the photolithographic alignment equipment industry by Rebecca M Henderson( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The failure of established firms in the face of technical change : a study of photolithographic alignment equipment by Rebecca Henderson( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"Generational" innovation : the reconfiguration of existing systems and the failure of established firms by Rebecca M Henderson( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Technological change and the management of architectural knowledge by Rebecca M Henderson( Article )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Schumpterian competition and the diseconomies of scope : illustrations from the histories of Microsoft and IBM by Timothy F Bresnahan( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
We address a longstanding question about the causes of creative destruction. Dominant incumbent firms, long successful in an existing technology, are often much less successful in new technological eras. This is puzzling, since a cursory analysis would suggest that incumbent firms have the potential to take advantage of economies of scope across new and old lines of business and, if economies of scope are unavailable, to simply reproduce entrant behavior by creating a "firm within a firm." There are two broad streams of explanation for incumbent failure in these circumstances. One posits that incumbents fear cannibalization in the market place, and so under-invest in the new technology. The second suggests that incumbent firms develop organizational capabilities and cognitive frames that make them slow to "see" new opportunities and that make it difficult to respond effectively once the new opportunity is identified. In this paper we draw on two of the most important historical episodes in the history of the computing industry, the introduction of the PC and of the browser, to develop a third hypothesis. Both IBM and Microsoft, having been extremely successful in an old technology, came to have grave difficulties competing in the new, despite some dramatic early success. We suggest that these difficulties do not arise from cannibalization concerns nor from inherited cognitive frames. Instead they reflect diseconomies of scope rooted in assets that are necessarily shared across both businesses
Employee integration and automation : a study at Caterpillar Tractor Company, Peoria, Illinois by Rebecca M Henderson( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Colgate-Palmolive : staying ahead in oral care by Rebecca M Henderson( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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