Fuel on the Invention Funnel: Technology Licensing-in, Antecedents and Invention Performance

Maria Isabella Leone, Toke Reichstein, Paolo Boccardelli, Mats Magnusson

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    In this paper, we examine the impact of technology licensing-in on firm invention performance. Studying a sample of 266 licensees and matched non-licensees using a two-part model specification, we find that licensees are more likely to introduce inventions than their non-licensee counterparts. This holds both if we consider invention in general, and invention in the licensed technological class only. We also show that familiarity with the licensed technology and technological specialization drives licensees to pursue a narrow invention strategy primarily focusing on the technological class specified in the license agreement.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
    PublisherDRUID - Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics
    Number of pages35
    ISBN (Print)9788778732958
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


    • Licensing-in
    • Invention
    • Dynamic Capabilities
    • Learning Opportunities
    • Technological Familiarity
    • Technological Specialization

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