Abel Lucena

Assistant Professor of Business and Management

Abel Lucena is an Assistant Professor of Business and Management at the University of the Balearic Islands (Spain). Abel holds a PhD in Economics, Finance and Management from the University Pompeu Fabra and a PhD in Economics from the University of Barcelona. His research interests focus on technology strategy, innovation management, business strategy as well as technology policy evaluation.

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Research Themes

  • Innovation and Exporting

Biography

Abel Lucena is an Assistant Professor of Business and Management at the University of the Balearic Islands (Spain). Abel holds a PhD in Economics, Finance and Management from the University Pompeu Fabra and a PhD in Economics from the University of Barcelona. His research interests focus on technology strategy, innovation management, business strategy as well as technology policy evaluation. He is particularly interested in understanding how firms organize their R&D activities during the innovation process. Abel has published in international journals including Industry & Innovation and European Management Review. Abel’s research has been supported by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.

Research Paper

Absorptive capacity and ambidexterity in R&D: linking technology alliance diversity and firm innovation. Research Paper No. 42

The aim of this study is to examine how firms realize the benefits associated with a diverse range of technology alliances. We propose and test the hypothesis that firms’ knowledge combination capabilities mediate the relationship between technology alliance diversity innovation. Using panel data for Spanish manufacturing companies during the period 2004-2011, we provide evidence that firms’ absorptive capacity and ambidexterity in R&D serve as mediating mechanisms between technology alliance diversity and innovative performance Our study advances the literature on technology alliances by showing how firms use their portfolios of technology alliances to form their combination capabilities, and subsequently, to enhance innovation outcomes.

Associated Themes
  • Innovation and Exporting