“Who are you going to call?” Network activation in creative idea generation and elaboration – an experimental study exploring which kind of ties (strong or weak) are more important for different phases of idea generation and elaboration.
The art of discovering and exploiting unexpected opportunities: The roles of organizational improvisation and serendipity in new venture performance – a straightforward quantitative study on the role of improvisation and serendipity towards performance. It’s very exciting that there’s so much interest on serendipity in the academic literature recently.
Beyond bricolage: Early-stage technology venture resource mobilization in resource-scarce contexts – a great example of a qualitative study that any researcher should aspire to do in the future. The amount of data they collected and the way they analyzed and presented them through graphs is just very admirable.
Distilling and renewing science team search through external engagement – follows a medical technology research team for 5 years to see how they engaged with the external world including clinicians, patients and industry actors. They found three processes including “devising and coordinating external engagement, assimilating external engagement, and distilling external engagement.” Very similar to absorptive capacity but in the context of research groups.