Save today: Get 40% off titles in Popular Science!

Forschungs-/Entwicklungs-/Innovations-Management

Forward-looking External Search as a Driver for Innovation

An Empirical Analysis of the Value Contribution of Different Search Strategies for Corporate Foresight

Authors: Polier, Sara

Free Preview
  • Publication in the field of economic sciences

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-658-26181-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
About this book

In this empirical analysis Sara Polier investigates forward-looking external search strategies and their impact on the value contribution of corporate foresight. Based on a mixed method approach combining a quantitative and qualitative analysis of large, R&D-intensive firms, the findings reveal a general positive influence of different search strategies with respect to the scope (i.e. breadth, depth, and distance) and direction of search (i.e. market, science, and intermediary-driven) on the role of foresight as a driver for innovation. This relationship is found to be mediated by a firm’s exploratory learning capability, which appears to facilitate the effective transfer of external future-related knowledge into valuable outputs. 

About the authors

Sara Polier does research on external and forward-looking search at the Institute of Technology and Innovation Management at Hamburg University of Technology, where she investigates the impact of search strategies in the context of corporate foresight.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-658-26181-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Forward-looking External Search as a Driver for Innovation
Book Subtitle
An Empirical Analysis of the Value Contribution of Different Search Strategies for Corporate Foresight
Authors
Series Title
Forschungs-/Entwicklungs-/Innovations-Management
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Gabler Verlag
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-26181-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-26181-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-26180-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 322
Number of Illustrations
59 b/w illustrations
Topics