Are more good things better, or will technical and market capabilities conflict when a firm expands?


Journal Article

This paper examines the effects on performance of possessing market and technicallyrelated capabilities before entry into a new technical subfield of the imaging industry between 1954 and 1988. The study addresses cases in which technical change does not destroy the value of market-related assets of incumbent firms. I examine the survival, short term market share, and longer term market share, attained by industry incumbents and entrants diversifying from other industries. I find that different resources contribute to different types of performance, and that the intuitively likely result- that possessing more technical and market-related resources leads to better performance-sometimes does not occur. © 1992 Oxford University Press.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mitchell, W

Published Date

  • December 1, 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 327 - 346

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0960-6491

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/icc/1.2.327

Citation Source

  • Scopus