主题：Does it pay to be novel in strategy research? Topic founding, topic recombination, and the role of top affiliation in achieving impact
摘要：To examine whether and how two types of novelty in academic research—topic founding and topic recombination—influence article impact, we apply topic modeling to all articles in the Strategic Management Journal （1980–2010）. We reason that fellow researchers rely on author affiliation as a quality cue to decide what to read, cite, and build upon—particularly when they face novel contributions. We find that topic founding and topic recombination both strongly increase impact for articles written by authors affiliated to top universities, while neither raises impact for articles written by authors lacking such an affiliation. These findings support the argument that top affiliation functions as a signaling and legitimation device when fellow researchers evaluate novel contributions, and are suggestive of self-perpetuating inequality in the academic reward system.
讲座人简介：Zi-Lin HE （何子林） is an associate professor in the Management Department at Tilburg University. Prior to joining Tilburg University, he was a lecturer in the Management Department at the University of Otago, New Zealand. His research interests include ambidexterity, research collaboration among scientists, behavioral theory of the firm, and innovation strategy of Chinese firms. He is also interested in research methods, with a special focus on theorizing and testing U- and inverted U-shaped relationships. His research has been published in journals such as Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Research Policy etc., receiving over 900 citations in the Web of Science and over 3000 in Google Scholar. He is on the editorial board of Strategic Management Journal andCross Cultural & Strategic Management.