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Find Your Match! How Emerging Economy Firms Combine Different Forms of Openness to Innovate

Ebru Öztürk

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Ebru Ozturk is an Assistant Professor in Management and Organization at Tokat Gaziosmanpasa University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Turkey. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Management from the University of Bath, School of Management. Her major research interests are centered on innovation (open innovation, R&D sourcing, and strategies for emerging economy firms….). She has presented her papers at various conferences such as Academy of Management Conference, Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, European Academy of Management Conference, and British Academy of Management Conference. Her recent work has been published in European Journal of Innovation Management, Innovation: Organization and Management, and European Journal of International Management. Currently, she has been working on a project with scholars from University of Bath and University of Warwick.
By drawing on the notion of absorptive capacity, specifically external absorptive capacity meta-routines, we suggest that different forms of openness are inter- dependent, with context playing a role in this interdependence. We ask whether broad or deep search that reflect on different meta-routines are more appropriate for emerging economy firms when they collaborate with developed and other emerging economy partners. In a study of Turkish firms, we find that the meta-routine associated with deep search is appropriate for collaboration with developed economy partners. In contrast, the meta-routine associated with broad search is appropriate for collaboration with other emerging economy partners.

May 29, 2020 - 18:00