Patia J. McGrath's research while affiliated with University of Pennsylvania and other places

Publications (4)

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Technological progress in an industry is enabled by the collective R&D efforts of suppliers, users and research organizations. In this study, we explore how the pattern of R&D collaboration within the industry community evolves over the technology life cycle. We propose that as the technology evolves from an initial emergence stage to subsequent st...
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Technological progress in an industry is enabled by the collective R&D efforts of suppliers, users and research organizations. In this study, we explore how the distribution of efforts among these actors evolves over the technology life cycle. ?In addition to considering internal and collaborative efforts, we consider three distinct types of collab...
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The construct of novelty is an important primitive for theories of organization learning, strategic change, and innovation.The organizational pursuit of novelty is generally theorized as necessary for long-term organizational adaptation and survival yet variance increasing in the short term. We argue that the recent explosion of studies of explorat...
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Global climate change is an increasingly prominent political and business problem. Design of market-based systems to reduce carbon emissions has proven difficult. More broadly, national attempts to comply with the provisions of the Kyoto Protocol present both governments and firms with significant challenges. The design of international institution...

Citations

... Finally, operationalizing ambidexterity as the sum of exploration and exploitation activities implies that high levels of exploration and exploitation are needed to be highly ambidextrous, but exploration and exploitation can compensate for the lower levels of other activity. Although some researchers have criticized these conventional-ambidexterity operationalizations due to the possible confusion of their effects (Rosenkopf & McGrath, 2011;Rosing & Zacher, 2017), a meta-analysis revealed that the ambidexterity multiplication measure is one of the most complete and common ways to operationalize ambidexterity (Junni et al., 2013). We contribute to the literature through an alternative approach to operationalize ambidexterity. ...
... Current studies mainly explore the vertical industrial chain cooperative from the innovation model. Effective knowledge sharing and cooperation between upstream and downstream enterprises can help improve innovation efficiency to promote industrial optimization and upgrading [30][31][32]. Based on their research, Ge et al. established a multistage game model between suppliers and manufacturers and analyzed the strategic commitments and opportunistic behaviors of suppliers and manufacturers to determine whether certain types of commitments would reduce the uncertainty of the company and increase profitability [33]. ...
... Newell and Paterson likewise assert that voluntary standards such as the Gold Standard and the Voluntary Carbon Standard could conceivably someday 'close down' the space for unacceptable offsets (174) -ignoring the fact that since this space covers the entire offset field, the pretence of 'governance' can only make things worse (Lohmann, 2009b(Lohmann, , 2009d. (Not that business has ever taken much interest in such standards anyway; as of September 2010, only 97 out of 5,443 offset projects in the Kyoto Protocol carbon market pipeline were approved by the Gold Standard.) ...