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Type: Journal article
Title: Bricolage as a path to innovativeness for resource-constrained new firms
Author: Senyard, J.
Baker, T.
Steffens, P.
Davidsson, P.
Citation: Journal of Product Innovation Management, 2014; 31(2):211-230
Publisher: Wiley
Issue Date: 2014
ISSN: 0737-6782
1540-5885
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Julienne Senyard, Ted Baker, Paul Steffens, and Per Davidsson
Abstract: Evidence suggests that both nascent and young firms (henceforth: “new firms”)—despite typically being small and resource-constrained—are sometimes able to innovate effectively. Such firms are seldom able to invest in lengthy and expensive development processes, which suggests that they may frequently rely instead on other pathways to generate innovativeness within the firm. In this paper, we develop and test arguments that “bricolage,” defined as making do by applying combinations of the resources at hand to new problems and opportunities, provides an important pathway to achieve innovation for new resource-constrained firms. Through bricolage, resource-constrained firms engage in the processes of “recombination” that are core to creating innovative outcomes. Based on a large longitudinal dataset, our results suggest that variations in the degree to which firms engage in bricolage behaviors can provide a broadly applicable explanation of innovativeness under resource constraints by new firms. We find no general support for our competing hypothesis that the positive effects may level off or even turn negative at high levels of bricolage.
Rights: © 2013 Product Development & Management Association
RMID: 0030059470
DOI: 10.1111/jpim.12091
Grant ID: http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP0666616
http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP0776845
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