Relative size, entry and exit of firms, and search behavior

Srikanth Paruchuri, Gwendolyn K. Lee

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We examine the antecedents of local search behavior by focusing on relational and contextual factors, as opposed to typical focus on internal firm factors. We developed the concept of a firm's relative position, defined as the number of rivals in the market that have fewer resources than the focal firm, and found in a panel study that firms with better relative position in a market search more intensely within the local domain than firms with lower relative position. We also found that the entry and exit of similar and dissimilar firms moderate this relationship. The implications for innovation, capabilities and evolution literatures are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2008
Event68th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2008 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 8 2008Aug 13 2008


Other68th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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