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Speed of new technology imitation and firm performance

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Time: 5.00pm - 7.00pm
Venue: Kingston Business School, Room 322, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB
Price: free
Speaker(s): Dr Claudio Giachetti, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy

Speed of new technology imitation and firm performance

Dr Claudio Giachetti is Assistant Professor of Strategy at Ca 'Foscari University of Venice. Claudio received his PhD in Business Economics at Ca' Foscari University of Venice. He was a visiting research fellow at the University of Zaragoza, a visiting PhD student at Cass Business School in London, and completed his masters in International Management at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. His research interests include competitive dynamics, corporate strategy, product innovation and technology adoption. Claudio has published in leading international journals, such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Operations Management, Strategic Organization, Technovation, and Business History.

Dr Giachetti will present his latest research on the speed of new technology imitation and firm performance. Although the extant management literature offers some evidence on the performance implications of imitation of competitors' innovation, very few empirical studies have explored if performance is determined by the firm's velocity to imitate rivals' innovation. This study sheds light on the relationship between speed of new technology imitation and firm performance. The baseline hypothesis is that speed of new technology imitation is positively associated with performance. Other hypotheses relate to the moderating effect of technology pioneer, imitator, and environmental factors. The hypotheses were tested on the data on handset technologies introduced in the UK market by 13 mobile phone vendors, during 1997–2008. This study demonstrates that the performance implications of speed of new technology imitation vary, depending on firm and environment related factors.

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Contact: Jaywant Singh
Tel: 020 8417 5158
Email: J.Singh@kingston.ac.uk

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