Macher publishes paper examining how technology outsourcing affects firms
In Technological Development at the Boundaries of the Firm: A Knowledge -Based Examination in Drug Development Jeffrey Macher and Christopher Boerner
… examin[e] how the knowledge-based view (KBV) can be applied to firm boundary decisions and the performance implications of those decisions. At the center of the paper is a theoretical and empirical examination of how firms most efficiently organize for technological development. [They] find that distinct organization approaches are advantaged in the speed of technological development depending on the structure of technological development problems and the depth of firms’ technological area experience.
The paper was published by the Strategic Management Journal and is available here.