Sources of capabilities, integration and technology commercialization
Article first published online: 2 APR 2002
Copyright © 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Strategic Management Journal
Volume 23, Issue 5, pages 377–398, May 2002
How to Cite
Zahra, S. A. and Nielsen, A. P. (2002), Sources of capabilities, integration and technology commercialization. Strat. Mgmt. J., 23: 377–398. doi: 10.1002/smj.229
- Issue published online: 2 APR 2002
- Article first published online: 2 APR 2002
- Manuscript Accepted: 25 SEP 2001
- Manuscript Received: 21 MAY 1998
- technology commercialization;
- capability sources;
- resource-based theory
In recent years, companies have increased their use of internal and external sources in pursuit of a competitive advantage through the effective and timely commercialization of new technology. Grounded in the resource-based view of the firm, this study examines the effect of a company's use of internal and external sources on multiple dimensions of successful technology commercialization (TC). The study also explores the moderating role of formal vs. informal integration mechanisms on these relationships. Applying a longitudinal design and data from 119 companies, the results show that internal human and technology-based manufacturing sources are positively associated with successful TC. Formal and informal integration mechanisms also significantly moderate the relationships observed between capability sources and TC. Copyright © 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.