Organizing R&D Consortia for Path Creation and Extension: The Case of Semiconductor Manufacturing Technologies

dc.contributor.authorSydow, Jörg
dc.contributor.authorWindeler, Arnold
dc.contributor.authorSchubert, Cornelius
dc.contributor.authorMöllering, Guido
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-08T17:55:32Z
dc.date.available2019-01-08T17:55:32Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.descriptionDieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich.de
dc.descriptionThis publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.en
dc.description.abstractTaking issue with the classical theory of path dependence, we capture the active agency involved in collective efforts aimed at extending a current technological path and, in parallel, at creating a new path in the field of leading-edge international semiconductor manufacturing. We apply structuration theory in order to analyse the practices of path constitution that traditional evolutionary views of lock-in and irreversibility in path processes have neglected. Drawing on 96 interviews since 2003 and extensive secondary sources in the field of semiconductor manufacturing in Europe, Japan and the United States, we perform a qualitative, longitudinal and multi-level case analysis; in this analysis we trace, in particular, the strategic development of a path-extending technological option besides a potentially path-breaking new generation of lithography for chip manufacturing systems. Our results provide deep insights into the collective and collaborative dimension of organizing R&D in processes of technology development. Thereby, we contribute to a theory of technological paths that considers collective embedded agency and takes into account interorganizational forms for an understanding of the innovation dynamics in science-based industries such as semiconductor manufacturing.en
dc.identifier.eissn1741-3044
dc.identifier.issn0170-8406
dc.identifier.urihttps://depositonce.tu-berlin.de/handle/11303/8950
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-8079
dc.language.isoen
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
dc.subject.ddc300 Sozialwissenschaftende
dc.subject.ddc330 Wirtschaftde
dc.subject.ddc650 Management und unterstützende Tätigkeitende
dc.subject.otherinnovationen
dc.subject.otherorganizational fieldsen
dc.subject.otherpath creationen
dc.subject.otherpath dependenceen
dc.subject.otherR&D consortiaen
dc.subject.othersemiconductor industryen
dc.subject.otherstructurationen
dc.titleOrganizing R&D Consortia for Path Creation and Extension: The Case of Semiconductor Manufacturing Technologiesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.doi10.1177/0170840612448029
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.issue7
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.journaltitleOrganization Studiesen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublishernameSAGE Publicationsen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublisherplaceWashington, DCen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.pageend936
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.pagestart907
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.volume33
tub.accessrights.dnbdomain
tub.affiliationFak. 6 Planen Bauen Umwelt::Inst. Soziologiede
tub.affiliation.facultyFak. 6 Planen Bauen Umweltde
tub.affiliation.instituteInst. Soziologiede
tub.publisher.universityorinstitutionTechnische Universität Berlinde

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