The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management

2018 Edition
| Editors: Mie Augier, David J. Teece

Recombination of Knowledge

Reference work entry


Many literatures suggest recombinant search as the source of invention, creativity, novelty and  innovation. We discuss the history of this idea, the challenge of defining and operationalizing the idea, the social influences upon recombinant search, and the strategic implications.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Harvard University, Business SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.University of TrentoTrentoItaly