The Impact of Learning on Cumulative Innovation

Leonardo Santiago, Julia Couto, Nitin Joglekar

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The ability to continuously innovate is a key asset to maintain a competitive advantage. A sequence of successful innovations can render a company not only a new product or technique but also a platform which could be used in future. This work investigates how knowledge is accumulated over time as a function of managerial decisions and the dynamics of firm’s knowledge. Our results show that an organization can actively select pivoting points to appropriately balance exploration and exploitation initiatives and successfully learn. Moreover, we show how companies improve their performance by reacting to environmental shocks or to turbulent environments.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2016
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event2016 INFORMS Annual Meeting - Nashville, United States
Duration: 13 Nov 201616 Nov 2016


Conference2016 INFORMS Annual Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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