The organization of R&D work and knowledge search in intrafirm networks

Gomez-Solorzano, M., Soda, G. and Furlotti, M. ORCID: 0000-0001-6750-9547, 2023. The organization of R&D work and knowledge search in intrafirm networks. Industrial and Corporate Change. ISSN 0960-6491

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This study investigates the effects of the organization of industrial Research & Development on industrial researchers' knowledge acquisition behavior. Specifically, we test a model about how the fit of individuals with their research tasks affects whether industrial researchers acquire knowledge from outside their assigned projects. Empirical analyses from the R&D laboratory of a global pharmaceutical company show that person-task-fit has a non-linear effect on the knowledge content exchanged through interpersonal interactions. Implications for the management and organization of R&D activities are discussed.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Industrial and Corporate Change
Creators: Gomez-Solorzano, M., Soda, G. and Furlotti, M.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Date: 26 June 2023
ISSN: 0960-6491
Rights: © The author(s) 2023. Published by Oxford University Press in association with Oxford University Press and the Industrial and Corporate Change Association. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 04 Sep 2023 11:09
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2023 11:11

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