Internationalization, Value-chain Configuration, and the Adoption of Additive Manufacturing Technologies

Giovanna Magnani*, Stefano Denicolai, Bent Petersen

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Abstract

In this study, we empirically explore the relationships among process innovation, internationalization, and the reconfiguration of the firm’s activities at the global level. In particular, we analyze the extent to which these factors are related to the propensity to adopt additive manufacturing (AM) technologies. Internationalization and value-chain configuration are measured using various dimensions, and we find that the impact on the adoption of AM technologies is moderated by the firms’ absorptive capacity. Our empirical findings are drawn from a proprietary database covering 197 manufacturing firms.
Original languageEnglish
JournalIndustrial and Corporate Change
Number of pages21
ISSN0960-6491
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2021

Bibliographical note

Epub ahead of print. Published online: 31 December 2021.

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