Consequences of TMT Dynamics: The Failure to Utilize Innovation from Technology Acquisitions
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We suggest that CEOs' characteristics influence their firm's ability to utilize knowledge acquired through acquisitions. Our results demonstrate that technology-figurehead and self-important CEOs undermine citation of acquired technology. This is exacerbated by technology similarity and R&D team tenure, key aspects of the Not-Invented-Here (NIH) syndrome often experienced by R&D teams.
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Howard, M. D., Nance, D. B., Gomulya, D. M., & Park, H. D.