Coordinating and competing in ecosystems: How organizational forms shape new technology

Rahul Kapoor, Joon Mahn Lee

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Abstract

We view firm in the context of its business ecosystem and we consider organizational choices - market, hybrid, or hierarchy that firms make with respect to complementary activities and distribution channels. Using data from healthcare industry, we explore how differences in hospitals' organizational forms shape differences in strategic behavior (technology investments). We find that hospitals pursuing alliances with complementors (physicians) were more likely to invest in new technologies than hospitals pursuing either arms-length or integrated modes, and this relationship is affected by scope and equity arrangements underlying alliances. We also find that ownership over distribution increased hospitals' likelihood of investment.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event70th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management - Dare to Care: Passion and Compassion in Management Practice and Research, AOM 2010 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: 2010 Aug 62010 Aug 10

Conference

Conference70th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management - Dare to Care: Passion and Compassion in Management Practice and Research, AOM 2010
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period10/8/610/8/10

Keywords

  • Business ecosystems
  • Firm boundaries
  • Healthcare

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Industrial relations

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    Kapoor, R., & Lee, J. M. (2010). Coordinating and competing in ecosystems: How organizational forms shape new technology. Paper presented at 70th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management - Dare to Care: Passion and Compassion in Management Practice and Research, AOM 2010, Montreal, QC, Canada.