Research Summary

(formerly Leonard-Barton) Creating and Exploiting Knowledge-Based Assets

by Dorothy A. Leonard


For the past several years, Dorothy Leonard's research has focused on how companies develop and exploit strategically advantageous knowledge assets. In her 1995 book Wellsprings of Knowledge (HBS Press), she identified and described in depth, activities that create and channel technological knowledge to invent, import, integrate and commercialize technology. In current research, she is investigating how companies redirect their capabilities towards new markets.