Spin-Offs as Core Vehicles for Strategic Renewal and External Knowledge Sourcing: An Attention Based View

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Abstract This study explores corporate spin-off initiatives as core vehicles for strategic renewal in incumbent firms. In contrast to prior research that considers spin-offs as a means to exploit knowledge inherited from the parent firm, we investigate how spin-offs are used for the exploration of knowledge. Research implies that firms will seize novel resources if their attention is directed to the external environment. Following the attention-based view of the firm, a favorable organizational set-up has to be established. Therefore, we first study the organizational structures of four spin-off initiatives, how these affected the regulation of attention and, in turn, influenced the spin-off initiative in acquiring new knowledge.. Based on an in-depth study of four cases, we contribute to literature on strategic renewal, spin-offs and the attention-based view.
Authors Sauer, Roman; Frankenberger, Karolin & Lingens, Bernhard
Language English
Subjects business studies
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
Refereed Yes
Date 3 October 2015
Publisher SMS Strategic Management Society
Place of Publication Chicago, IL
Page Range 1-8
Number of Pages 8
Title of Book Strategy Expanding : Making Sense of Shifting Field and Firm Boundaries
Event Title Strategic Management Societiy (SMS) 35th Annual International Conference
Event Location Denver
Event Dates 03-06.10.2015
Depositing User Dipl.Ing. Roman Sauer
Date Deposited 02 Jul 2015 13:19
Last Modified 20 Jul 2022 17:24
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/242172

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Sauer, Roman; Frankenberger, Karolin & Lingens, Bernhard: Spin-Offs as Core Vehicles for Strategic Renewal and External Knowledge Sourcing: An Attention Based View. 2015. - Strategic Management Societiy (SMS) 35th Annual International Conference. - Denver.

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