Consequences of TMT Dynamics: The Failure to Utilize Innovation from Technology Acquisitions Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • 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.

author list (cited authors)

  • Howard, M. D., Nance, D. B., Gomulya, D. M., & Park, H. D.

citation count

  • 0

publication date

  • January 2014