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dc.contributor.authorBond, Edward U., IIIen_US
dc.contributor.authorHouston, Mark B.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTang, Yihui (Elina)en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-30T18:07:02Z
dc.date.available2019-09-30T18:07:02Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationBond, Edward, Mark Houston and Elina Tang (2008), “Starting Up a High-Technology Knowledge Transfer Network: The Practical and Symbolic Roles of Identification,” Industrial Marketing Management, 37 (6), 641 – 652.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/20502
dc.description.abstractKnowledge transfer networks (KTNs) are composed of interconnected firms, government entities, and research organizations that play a critical role in the funding, development, and dissemination of knowledge in high-technology industries. Despite the common use of KTNs in situations that require technology inputs spanning multiple firms, little research has examined the start-up of KTNs and the marketing literature has essentially ignored them. Using social network, social identity, and relevant attribution and motivation theories, the authors build a conceptual model that explains key outcomes of start-up KTNs. A preliminary empirical investigation of a UK-wide KTN start-up finds evidence that social identification with the network is a key moderating mechanism. Identification plays a practical role in creating positive knowledge-transfer benefits for firms that are central in the KTN's social network. Identification also plays a symbolic role by affecting participants' perceptions of overall KTN performance in light of knowledge-transfer benefits that they received, and as an antecedent to affective commitment to the KTN.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.subjectknowledge transferen_US
dc.subjectorganizational learningen_US
dc.subjectsocial network analysisen_US
dc.subjectidentificationen_US
dc.subjectcommitmenten_US
dc.titleEstablishing a high-technology knowledge transfer network: The practical and symbolic roles of identificationen_US
dc.type.genreArticleen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Marketingen_US
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