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BibTex format

author = {Ter, Wal ALJ and Criscuolo, P and McEvily, B and Salter, A},
doi = {10.5465/AMBPP.2018.95},
publisher = {Academy of Management},
title = {The relative value of the division versus duplication of network ties for innovation performance},
url = {},
year = {2018}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - Exploiting a unique setting of R&D technologists and managers in a large multinational who are “partnered-up” in their pursuit of innovation, this paper explores under what circumstances technologists and managers benefit from duplicating network ties to the same groups in the organization as their partner, or from dividing the network with their partner by each interacting with different groups. Introducing the concept of network duplication – the extent to which two individuals are tied to the same functional groups inside an organization – this paper aims to build and test a theory of the division versus duplication of networks. It advances our understanding of second-order social capital and its role in the interpretation and influencing aspects of the innovation process by shedding light on how network duplication affects technologists’ and managers’ innovation performance. It finds that the merits of a division versus duplication-of- networks approach are contingent on the mutual interdependence of managers and technologists.
AU - Ter,Wal ALJ
AU - Criscuolo,P
AU - McEvily,B
AU - Salter,A
DO - 10.5465/AMBPP.2018.95
PB - Academy of Management
PY - 2018///
TI - The relative value of the division versus duplication of network ties for innovation performance
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ER -