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Kim, Young Choon
Organization & Innovation Management
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  • Organization Learning, Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship


Confidence in imitation: Niche-width strategy in the UK automobile industry

DC Field Value Language Rhee, M ko Kim, Young Choon ko Han, J ko 2015-10-26T02:51:44Z - 2015-08-25 ko 2006-04 ko
dc.identifier.citation MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, v.52, no.4, pp.501 - 513 ko
dc.identifier.issn 0025-1909 ko
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dc.description.abstract Our study examines the imitation behavior of UK automobile manufacturers from 1894 to 1981 and supports previous studies on interorganizational imitation by showing that manufacturers tend to imitate other manufacturers that are similar. We also find that the degree of confidence manufacturers have in their imitating behavior affects the intensity of that behavior, where an organization's confidence is determined by the variance of the routines used by its reference group and the number of firms in the reference group. Our results show that (1) manufacturers whose reference groups showed large variance in niche-width changes during the previous year are less likely to imitate (the mean of) those changes, (2) manufacturers who have large reference groups are more likely to imitate the changes, and (3) the negative effect of variance on the imitating behavior is strengthened as the number of reference organizations increases. ko
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dc.language 영어 ko
dc.publisher INFORMS ko
dc.title Confidence in imitation: Niche-width strategy in the UK automobile industry ko
dc.type ARTICLE ko
dc.identifier.scopusid 2-s2.0-33645805029 ko
dc.identifier.wosid 000236919300003 ko
dc.type.rims ART ko
dc.description.wostc 19 *
dc.description.scopustc 23 * 2015-12-28 * 2015-11-04 *
dc.identifier.doi 10.1287/mnsc.1050.0494 ko
dc.identifier.url ko
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