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Strategic Management

Refereed Articles

  • Conti A., C. Liu. Forthcoming. Bringing the lab back in: Personnel composition and scientific output at the MIT Department of Biology. Research Policy.

  • Grigoriou, K., Rothaermel, F.T. 2014. Structural microfoundations of innovation: The role of relational stars. Journal of Management, 40 (2): 586-615.

  • Conti, A., Thursby, M., Rothaermel, F.T. 2013. Show me the right stuff: Signals for high-tech startups. Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 22 (2): 341-364.

  • Fuller, A.W., Rothaermel, F.T. (2012). When stars shine: The effects of faculty founders on new technology ventures. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 6: 220-235.

  • Hess, A. M., Rothaermel, F. T. (2012). Intellectual human capital and the emergence of biotechnology: Trends and patterns, 1974-2006. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 59 (1): 65-76.

  • Hess, A. M., Rothaermel, F. T. (2011). When are assets complementary? Star scientists, strategic alliances and innovation in the pharmaceutical industry. Strategic Management Journal, 32 (8): 895-909.

  • Hoang, H., Rothaermel, F.T. (2010). Leveraging internal and external experience: Exploration, exploitation, and R&D project performance. Strategic Management Journal, 31: forthcoming.

  • Rothaermel, F.T., Alexandre, M.T. (2009). Ambidexterity in technology sourcing: The moderating role of absorptive capacity. Organization Science, 20 (4): 759-780.

  • Rothaermel, F.T., Boeker, W. (2008). Old technology meets new technology: Complementarities, similarities, and alliance formation. Strategic Management Journal, 29 (1): 47-77.

  • Rothaermel, F.T., Ku, D. (2008). Inter-cluster innovation differentials: The role of research universities. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 54 (1): 9-22.

  • Rothaermel, F.T., Thursby, M. (2007). The nanotech vs. the biotech revolution: Sources of incumbent productivity in research. Research Policy, 36 (6): 832-849.

  • Rothaermel, F.T., Hess, A. (2007). Building dynamic capabilities: Innovation driven by individual, firm, and network-level effects. Organization Science, 18 (6): 898-921.

  • Rothaermel, F.T., Agung, S., Jiang, L. (2007). University entrepreneurship: A taxonomy of the literature. Industrial and Corporate Change, 16 (4): 691-791.

  • Rothaermel, F. T., Hitt, M. A., Jobe, L. A. (2006). Balancing vertical integration and strategic outsourcing: Effects on product portfolios, new product success, and firm performance. Strategic Management Journal, 27 (11): 1033-1056.

  • Rothaermel, F. T., Kotha, S., & Steensma, H. K. (2006). International market entry by U.S. Internet firms: An empirical analysis of country risk, national culture, and market size. Journal of Management, 31 (1): 56-82.

  • Rothaermel, F.T., Deeds, D.L. (2006). Alliance type, alliance experience, and alliance management capability in high-technology ventures. Journal of Business Venturing, 21 (4): 429-460.

  • Rothaermel, F. T., & Hill, C. W. L. (2005). Technological discontinuities and complementary assets: A longitudinal study of industry and firm performance. Organization Science, 16 (1): 52-70.

  • Rothaermel, F. T., Thursby, M. (2005b). Incubator firm failure or graduation? The role of university linkages. Research Policy, 34 (7): 1076-1090.

  • Rothaermel, F.T., Thursby, M. (2005a). University-incubator firm knowledge flows: Assessing their impact on incubator firm performance. Research Policy, 34 (3): 305-320.

  • Hoang, H., & Rothaermel, F. T. (2005). The effect of general and partner-specific alliance experience on joint R&D project performance. Academy of Management Journal, 48 (2): 332-345.

  • Rothaermel, F. T., & Deeds, D. L. (2004). Exploration and exploitation alliances in biotechnology: A system of new product development. Strategic Management Journal, 25 (3): 201-221.

  • Deeds, D. L., & Rothaermel, F. T. (2003). Honeymoons and liabilities: The relationship between age and performance in R&D alliances. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 20 (6): 468-484.

  • Hill, C. W. L., & Rothaermel, F. T. (2003). The performance of incumbent firms in the face of radical technological innovation. Academy of Management Review, 28 (2): 257-274.

  • Rothaermel, F. T. (2002). Technological discontinuities and interfirm cooperation: What determines a start-up’s attractiveness as alliance partner? IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 49 (4): 388-397.

  • Rothaermel, F. T. (2001). Incumbent’s advantage through exploiting complementary assets via interfirm cooperation. Strategic Management Journal, 22 (6-7): 687-699.

  • Rothaermel, F. T. (2001). Complementary assets, strategic alliances, and the incumbent’s advantage: An empirical study of industry and firm effects in the biopharmaceutical industry. Research Policy, 30 (8): 1235-1251.

  • Rothaermel, F. T., & Sugiyama, S. (2001). Virtual Internet communities and commercial success: Individual and community-level theory grounded in the atypical case of TimeZone.com. Journal of Management, 27 (3): 297-312.

  • Kotha, S., Rindova, V., & Rothaermel, F. T. (2001). Assets and actions: Firm-specific factors in the internationalization of U.S. Internet firms. Journal of International Business Studies, 32 (4): 769-791.
Working Papers

  • Conti, A., Thursby, J., Thursby, M. (2013) "Patents as Signals for Startup Financing," NBER Working Papers 19191.

  • Haeussler, C., Jiang, L., Thursby, J., Thursby, M. (2011) “Sharing among Competing Researchers”.

  • Conti, A., Thursby, M., Rothaermel, F. (2011) “Show Me the Right Stuff: Signals for High Tech Startups”.

  • Thursby, M., Fuller, A., and Thursby J. (2010) “An Integrated Approach to Educating Professionasl for Careers in Innovation,” Academy of Management Learning and Education 8, 389-405.

  • Thursby, J. and Thursby M. (2010) “University Licensing: Harnessing or Tarnishing Research,” Innovation Policy and the Economy, Joshua Lerner and Scott Stern, eds, 159-189.

  • Dechenaux, E., Thursby M., and Thursby J. (2009) “Shirking, Sharing Risk, and Shelving,” International Journal of Industrial Organization 27, 2009, 80-91.

  • Dechenaux, E., Goldfarb, B., Shane S., and Thursby M. (2008) “Appropriability and Commercialization: Evidence from MIT Inventions,” Management Science 52, 893-906.

  • Thursby J. and Thursby M. (2006) “Where is the New Science in Corporate R&D?” Science 314, Dec. 8.

  • Thursby, J. and Thursby M. (2003) “University Licensing and the Bayh Dole Act,” Science 301, 1052.

  • Thursby, J. and Thursby M. (2002) “Who is Selling the Ivory Tower: The Sources of Growth in University Licensing,” Management Science.

  • Jensen, R. and Thursby M. (2001) “Proofs and Prototypes for sale: The Licensing of University Inventions,” American Economic Review, 240-259.

  • Agrawal, Ajay, Alberto Galasso, and Alexander Oettl. 2014. "Roads and Innovation," Working Paper.

  • Productivity and Helpfulness: Implications of a New Taxonomy for Star Scientists
Published Papers

  • Wen, W., Ceccagnoli, M., Forman, C. “Opening up IP Strategy: Implications for Open Source Software Entry by Start-Up Firms.” Forthcoming. Management Science.

  • Ceccagnoli, M., Huang, P., Forman, C. Wu, D.J. “Digital Platforms: When is Participation Valuable?” Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery, February 2014.

  • Ceccagnoli, M., Higgins, M., Palermo, V. “Behind the Scenes: Sources of Complementarity in R&D.” Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 2014, 23(1), pp. 125-148.

  • Ceccagnoli, M., Jiang, L. “The Cost of Integrating External Technologies: Supply and Demand Drivers of Value Creation in the Markets for Technology.” Strategic Management Journal, 2013, Vol. 34, pp. 404-425.

  • Huang, P., Ceccagnoli, M., Forman, C., Wu, D.J. “Appropriability Mechanisms and the Platform Partnership Decision: Evidence from Enterprise Software.” Management Science, 2013, 59(1), pp. 102–121.

  • Ceccagnoli, M., Hicks, D. “Complementary assets and the choice of organizational governance: Empirical evidence from a large sample of US technology-based firms.” IEEE Transactions in Engineering Management, 2013, 60(1), pp. 99-112.

  • Ceccagnoli, M., Huang, P., Forman, C. Wu, D.J. “Cocreation of Value in a Platform Ecosystem: The Case of Enterprise Software.” MIS Quarterly, 2012, 36(1), pp. 263-290.

  • Ceccagnoli, M., Graham, S. Higgins, M., Lee, J. “Productivity and the Role of Complementary Assets in Firms’ Demand for Technology Innovations.” Industrial and Corporate Change, 2010, 19(3), pp. 839-869.

  • Ceccagnoli, M. "Appropriability, preemption, and firm performance". Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 30, pp. 81-98, 2009.

  • Arora, A., Ceccagnoli, M., Cohen, W. "R&D and the Patent Premium". International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol. 26, pp. 1153-1179, 2008.

  • Arora. A, Ceccagnoli, M. "Patent protection, complementary assets, and firms' incentives for technology licensing." Management Science, Vol. 52, No. 2 (February), 2006

  • Ceccagnoli, M. "Firm Heterogeneity, Imitation, and the Incentives for Cost Reducing R&D Effort." Journal of Industrial Economics. Vol. 53, No. 1 (March), 2005.

  • Conti A., O. Denas, and F. Visentin. Forthcoming. Knowledge Specialization in PhD Student Groups. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.

  • Conti A., J. Thursby, M. Thursby. 2013. Patents as signals for startup financing. Journal of Industrial Economics, 22(2), 592-622.

  • Conti A., M. Thursby, and F. T. Rothaermel. 2013. Show Me the Right Stuff: Signals for High-Tech Startups. Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 22(2), 341-364.

  • Conti A. and P. Gaulé. 2011. Is the US outperforming Europe in university technology transfer? A new Perspective on the European Paradox. Research Policy 40(1), 123-135.

  • Conti, A., Thursby, M., Rothaermel, F. (2013) "Show Me the Right Stuff: High Tech Startup Signals," Journal of Economics and Management Strategy 22, Summer 2013, 341-364.

  • M.J.Higgins, J.Thursby, M.Thursby, Bench-to-bench bottlenecks in translation. Sci. Transl. Med. 6, 250fs32 (2014)

  • Thursby, M., Thursby J., and Gupta-Mukherjee, S. (2007) “Are there Real Effects of Licensing on Academic Research: A Life Cycle View,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 63, 577-598.

  • Agrawal, Ajay, Iain Cockburn, Alberto Galasso, and Alexander Oettl. 2014. “Why are some regions more innovative than others? The role of small firms in the presence of large labs,” Journal of Urban Economics, 81(1), 149–165.

  • Chava, Sudheer, Alexander Oettl, Ajay Subramanian, and Krishnamurthy V. Subramanian. 2013. "Bank Deregulation and Innovation," Journal of Financial Economics, 109, 759-774.

  • Oettl, Alexander. 2012. “Reconceptualizing Stars: Scientist Helpfulness and Peer Performance,” Management Science, 58(6), 1122-1140.

  • Agrawal, Ajay, Devesh Kapur, John McHale, and Alexander Oettl. 2011 “Brain Drain or Brain Bank? The Impact of Skilled Emigration on Poor-Country Innovation,” Journal of Urban Economics, 69(1), 43-55

  • Oettl, Alexander and Ajay Agrawal. 2008. "International Labor Mobility and Knowledge Flow Externalities." Journal of International Business Studies, 39, 1242–1260.
Practitioner Publications

  • Oettl, Alexander. 2012. “Honour the Helpful,” Nature, 489(7417), 496-497.

  • Rothaermel, F.T., Hess, A.M. (2010). Innovation strategies combined. MIT Sloan Management Review, Spring: 12-15.

  • Rothaermel, F.T., Hess, A.M. (2009). Finding an innovation strategy that works. Wall Street Journal, August 17.

  • Shay, J. P., & Rothaermel, F. T. (1999). Dynamic competitive strategy: Towards a multi-perspective conceptual framework. Long Range Planning, 32 (6): 559-572.

  • Rothaermel, F. T. (2000). Technological discontinuities and the nature of competition. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 12 (2): 149-160.
Teaching Materials

  • Rothaermel, F. T. (2013). Strategic Management. Concepts & Cases. Burr Ridge, IL: McGraw-Hill.

  • Ceccagnoli, M., Rothaermel, F.T. (2008). Appropriating the returns to innovation. Advances in Study of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Growth, 18: 11-34.

  • Rothaermel, F.T. (2008). Competitive advantage in technology intensive industries. Advances in Study of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Growth, 18: 203-226.