This paper identifies four major types of technological capabilities of firms developing multi-technology products: integrative, absorptive, coordinative, and generative. Using an in-depth case study of a high technology sub-system, the paper focuses on a firm's generative capabilities. The paper illustrates that a firm's generative capabilities enables it to (a) frame a particular problem, (b) enact an innovative vision, and (c) solve the problem by developing new manufacturing techniques. The triad frame-enact-solve is argued to be the primary feature of a firm's generative capability.

Exploiting and nurturing in-house technological capabilities: lessons from the aerospace industry / Prencipe, Andrea. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INNOVATION MANAGEMENT. - ISSN 1363-9196. - 05:03(2001), pp. 299-321. [10.1142/S1363919601000397]

Exploiting and nurturing in-house technological capabilities: lessons from the aerospace industry

PRENCIPE, ANDREA
Membro del Collaboration Group
2001

Abstract

This paper identifies four major types of technological capabilities of firms developing multi-technology products: integrative, absorptive, coordinative, and generative. Using an in-depth case study of a high technology sub-system, the paper focuses on a firm's generative capabilities. The paper illustrates that a firm's generative capabilities enables it to (a) frame a particular problem, (b) enact an innovative vision, and (c) solve the problem by developing new manufacturing techniques. The triad frame-enact-solve is argued to be the primary feature of a firm's generative capability.
Exploiting and nurturing in-house technological capabilities: lessons from the aerospace industry / Prencipe, Andrea. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INNOVATION MANAGEMENT. - ISSN 1363-9196. - 05:03(2001), pp. 299-321. [10.1142/S1363919601000397]
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