Technological knowledge maturity, innovation and productivity

Paul F. Skilton, Kevin Dooley

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This paper develops theory about the relationship between innovation and productivity improvements when technological knowledge is mature. By combining theory about organizational learning and the development of technological knowledge hypotheses concerning innovation and productivity improvements are developed that are counter-intuitive to conventional thinking. Qualitative and quantitative data are used, collected over a six-year period from the cotton-ginning division of a large agribusiness firm to test the hypotheses. Support is found for the hypotheses that the connection between innovation and productivity improvements will be weak, when technological knowledge is mature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)887-901
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Operations and Production Management
Issue number7-8
StatePublished - 2002


  • Improvement
  • Innovation
  • Productivity
  • Technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Decision Sciences(all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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