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JOEBM 2020 Vol.8(2): 119-123 ISSN: 2301-3567
DOI: 10.18178/joebm.2020.8.2.623

The Effects of Technological Acquisition on Innovation Performance — Analyzing from the Perspective of Technical Characteristics

Canjun Chen
Abstract—Based the perspective of technology, this paper investigates how technological acquisition affect post-acquisition innovation by distinguishing the dimensions of similarity and complementarity of technology between acquired company and acquiring company. The results shows there is an inverted-U relationship between similar technology and post-acquisition innovation ,and there is an U relationship between complementary technology and post-acquisition innovation .In addition, the size of knowledge base of acquirer has an adjustment function. It will moderate the relationship between the similar technology and post-acquisition negatively; and it will moderate the relationship between the complementary technology and post-acquisition positively.

Index Terms—Technological acquisition, innovation, technical similarity, technical complementarity.

Canjun Chen is with the Hohai University, China (e-mail: 905407297@qq.com).

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Cite:Canjun Chen, "The Effects of Technological Acquisition on Innovation Performance — Analyzing from the Perspective of Technical Characteristics," Journal of Economics, Business and Management vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 119-123, 2020.

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