University of St.Gallen
research platform alexandria
search projects
browse projects
by person
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
 
by year
by project type

The influence of analogizing on firm-level innovation performance: Multilevel theorizing and empirical testing

abstract Over the past 30 years many authors have claimed that analogizing has significantly positive effects for a firm's new product development activities and for its innovation performance.
However, we have no conclusive evidence about whether or not analogizing
has any significant impact on a firm's innovation performance. What is prominently missing in the literature is a clear-cut assessment of the simple question: Does analogizing matter? Does it significantly contribute to innovation and firm performance? The extant unsystematic evidence seems to suggest this may be the case, but at the moment no strong empirical evidence is available and no convincing theoretical frameworks exist that explain why this may be the case.
Therefore, the purpose of this research project is to resolve these knowledge gaps and inconsistencies by producing theory and data that allow for a multilevel formalization and empirical test of the relationship between analogizing and innovation performance.
   
keywords innovation, performance, analogy
   
partner
type fundamental research project
status ongoing
start of project 2011
end of project 2012
additional informations
topics multilevel analysis
methods hierarchical linear modelling, GLLAMM
contact Marcus Matthias Keupp