Pérez-Luño, Ana

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    Informe GEM Provincia de Sevilla 2022-2023
    (INN-LAB y E&I, 2023-12-01) Liñan, Francisco; Cabello-Medina, Carmen; Fernández-Serrano, José; Carmona-Lavado, Antonio; Jaén Figueroa, Inmaculada; Pérez-Luño, Ana
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    Depth and breadth of knowledge and the governance of technology alliances
    (Elsevier, 2019) Saleh Farazi, Mohammad; Gopalakrishnan, Shanthi; Pérez-Luño, Ana
    This paper focuses on technology alliances between R&D intensive biotechnology firms and larger pharmaceutical companies. It aims to investigate whether the biotech partners can leverage the depth and the breadth of their knowledge resources to retain their equity ownership when forming an alliance, and whether prior alliance experience adds to their overall leverage. Using a sample of 390 alliances formed between US biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, we find that biotech firms with deeper technological resources are more likely to retain their equity ownership, and that this relationship is stronger when the biotech firm has more alliance experience.
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    Act or Wait-and-See? Adversity, Agility, and Entrepreneur Wellbeing across Countries during the COVID-19 Pandemic
    (SAGE, 2023) Stephan, Ute; Zbierowski, Przemyslaw; Pérez-Luño, Ana; Wach, Dominika; Wiklund, Johan; Alba Cabañas, Marisleidy; Barki, Edgard; Benzari, Alexandre; Bernhard-Oettel, Claudia; Boekhorst, Janet A.; Efendic, Adnan; Eib, Constanze; Hanard, Pierre-Jean; Iakovleva, Tatiana; Kawakatsu, Satoshi; Khalid, Saddam; Leatherbee, Michael; Li, Jun; Parker, Sharon K.; Qu, Jingjing; Rosati, Francesco; Sahasranamam, Sreevas; Salusse, Marcus A. Y.; Sekiguchi, Tomoki; Thomas, Nicola; Torrès, Olivier; Hoang Tran, Mi; Ward, M.K; Williamson, Amanda Jasmine; Mohsin Zahid, Muhammad
    How can entrepreneurs protect their wellbeing during a crisis? Does engaging agility (namely, opportunity agility and planning agility) in response to adversity help entrepreneurs safeguard their wellbeing? Activated by adversity, agility may function as a specific resilience mechanism enabling positive adaption to crisis. We studied 3162 entrepreneurs from 20 countries during the COVID-19 pandemic and found that more severe national lockdowns enhanced firm-level adversity for entrepreneurs and diminished their wellbeing. Moreover, entrepreneurs who combined opportunity agility with planning agility experienced higher wellbeing but planning agility alone lowered wellbeing. Entrepreneur agility offers a new agentic perspective to research on entrepreneur wellbeing.
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    In prosperity and adversity? The value of high-performance work practices for SMEs under conditions of environmental hostility and social embeddedness
    (Emerald, 2023) Martínez del Río, Javier; Pérez-Luño, Ana; Maria Bojica, Ana
    Purpose – Taking a resource-based view, the authors analyse the effect of high-performance work practices (HPWPs) on the performance of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) under conditions of environmental hostility, and consider how this relationship is influenced by managers’ embeddedness in social networks. The authors argue that high perceived levels of environmental hostility strengthen the strategic value of HPWPs in SMEs, whereas high levels of manager embeddedness in social networks weaken this contingent relationship. Design/methodology/approach – These hypotheses were tested in a sample of 249 SMEs, from two Spanish industries related to food production, using linear regression with two- and three-way interaction effects. Findings – The study results show that the implementation of HPWPs benefits SMEs’ performance in hostile environments. However, the dark side of managers’ social capital could undermine any such benefit, especially if there is a high degree of network closure. In hostile contexts, such closure appears to limit managers’ willingness to depart from the common practice of reducing investment in human resources. Practical implications – Contrary to predominant beliefs that managers facing economic adversity should reduce costs by cutting investment in personnel development, this study indicates that supporting HPWPs enhances a firm’s objective financial performance. Originality/value – This study advances our understanding of the specific conditions under which HPWPs sustainSME performance. It also introduces the dark side of managers’ social capital into considerations
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    When more is less The role of cross-functional integration, knowledge complexity and product innovation in firm performance
    (Emerald, 2019) Pérez-Luño, Ana; Bojica Ana María; Golapakrishnan Shantrhi
    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to analyze the role of a specific mechanism for cross-functional integration (CFI) in the relationship between product innovation and firm performance. It takes a contingency perspective, accounting for how these relationships vary depending on the degree of organizational knowledge complexity. Design/methodology/approach – Hypotheses are tested via regression analysis with interaction effects in a sample of 105 wineries from Spain, using both objective and subjective firm performance data. Findings – The results obtained confirm the existence of significant triple interaction effect of CFI, knowledge complexity and product innovation on firm performance. CFI has a negative moderating effect on the relationship between product innovation and performance and this effect varies according to the degree of organizational knowledge complexity. Research limitations/implications – This paper looks at variables that have been hitherto studied at the project or product level, at the firm level, in an attempt to untangle the relationship between innovation, CFI, knowledge complexity and firm performance. Study’s main limitations lie in the use of a cross-functional design and its focus on a single industry. Practical implications – Firms dealing with complex organizational knowledge could use this CFI mechanism in the development of new products when their size and resources do not allow the creation of more formal temporal structures, such as cross-functional teams. However, unless the winery has to deal with a high degree of knowledge complexity, involving the oenologist in several functional areas for the purpose of coordination, may detract resources from product innovation effort and lead to a poorer performance. Originality/value – This study showcases a mechanism of CFI not explored in previous research, but used in practice at many firms, i.e. the cross-pollination of ideas across different functional areas through the participation of the responsible for the product development, and tests its role in the relationship between product innovation and different types of firm performance.
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    ADHD Symptoms, Entrepreneurial Orientation (EO), and Firm Performance
    (SAGE, 2021) Yu, Wei; Wiklund, Johan; Pérez-Luño, Ana
    Recently, scholars have started to investigate the relationship between ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) symptoms and entrepreneurship, finding that ADHD symp-toms positively impact entrepreneurial intention and action. However, the performance impli-cations of ADHD symptoms are still unknown. Using two samples of entrepreneurs from the United States and Spain, we find evidence that impulsive and hyperactive symptoms of ADHD are largely conducive to firm performance through entrepreneurial orientation (EO) while in-attention symptoms are not. This suggests that the performance advantages of entrepreneurs ADHD symptoms can be derived from greater focus on innovation, proactiveness, and risk- taking. We discuss the implications of our findings for the entrepreneurship literature.
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    The role of tacit knowledge in connecting knowledge exchange and combination with innovation
    (Taylor and Francis Group, 2019) Pérez-Luño, Ana; Alegre, Joaquín; Valle-Cabrera, Ramón
    Using the Resource-Based View, this paper aims to provide a better understanding of the effect of knowledge on innovation. With this general aim in mind, we relate knowledge’s nature (tacit vs. explicit) and process (e.g. knowledge exchange and combination) to innovation. Using a sample of 105 innovative firms, we find a positive linear effect of tacit knowledge on innovation and a curvilinear relationship between knowledge exchange and combination and innovation. We also find a moderating effect of tacit knowledge on the curvilinear relationship between knowledge exchange and combination and innovation. We speculate on our findings and connect them to previous theory.