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Forward-looking External Search as a Driver for Innovation

An Empirical Analysis of the Value Contribution of Different Search Strategies for Corporate Foresight

  • Sara Polier
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Part of the Forschungs-/Entwicklungs-/Innovations-Management book series (FEIM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Sara Polier
    Pages 1-6
  3. Sara Polier
    Pages 21-42
  4. Sara Polier
    Pages 181-198
  5. Sara Polier
    Pages 199-207
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 209-322

About this book

Introduction

In this empirical analysis Sara Polier investigates forward-looking external search strategies and their impact on the value contribution of corporate foresight. Based on a mixed method approach combining a quantitative and qualitative analysis of large, R&D-intensive firms, the findings reveal a general positive influence of different search strategies with respect to the scope (i.e. breadth, depth, and distance) and direction of search (i.e. market, science, and intermediary-driven) on the role of foresight as a driver for innovation. This relationship is found to be mediated by a firm’s exploratory learning capability, which appears to facilitate the effective transfer of external future-related knowledge into valuable outputs. 

Contents
  • Theoretical foundations of organizational search and corporate foresight
  • Research field of external search
  • Impact of forward-looking external search on the value of corporate foresight

Target Groups
  • Researchers and students of innovation management, technology management, foresight, and future research 
  • Practitioners interested in innovation, research and development, corporate foresight, and strategy development 

The Author
Sara Polier does research on external and forward-looking search at the Institute of Technology and Innovation Management at Hamburg University of Technology, where she investigates the impact of search strategies in the context of corporate foresight.

Keywords

Forward-looking search External search Corporate foresight Future research Innovation management Organizational search behavior Co-citation analysis Structural equation modeling Driver for Innovation Value Contribution Different Search Strategies for Corporate Foresight

Authors and affiliations

  • Sara Polier
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Technologie- und Innovationsmanagement (W-7)Hamburg University of TechnologyHamburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-26181-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-26180-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-26181-8
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