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Title: Is your open-innovation successful? The moderating role of the human and organizational internal context
Authors: Lazzarotti, Valentina
Manzini, Raffaella
Pellegrini, Luisa
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Centre for entrepreneurship, Aberdeen business school
Bibliographic citation: Lazzarotti Valentina, Manzini Raffaella, Pellegrini Luisa (2011), Is your open-innovation successful? The moderating role of the human and organizational internal context. In: Fulford Heather, ed., Proceedings of the 6th European conference on innovation and entrepreneurship: Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen Scotland, UK, 15-16 September 2011. Volume 2. Aberdeen: Centre for Entrepreneurship, Aberdeen Business School, p. 559-569. ISBN 978-1-908272-14-0.
Abstract: We explore the relationship among firm absorptive capacity, open-approach to innovation and innovative performance. We operationalize absorptive capacity as a multi-item construct which considers social capital and some organizational features. Open-approach to innovation is interpreted as an approach achievable in continuum in terms of intensity of collaboration with partners. Innovative performance considers several factors: the enlargement of the company's competence base and the improvement of the time to market. On the basis of data collected from 106 Italian companies, we find that a low level of absorptive capacity impacts negatively on the firm orientation in adopting a more open approach. We also study the relationship between openness and firm innovative performance: this relation is positively moderated by absorptive capacity. This suggests that openness is not critical per se to enhance innovative performance and that a favourable social-organizational context is needed to make collaboration a success.
URI: http://arl.liuc.it/dspace/handle/2468/3869
Journal/Book: Proceedings of the 6th European conference on innovation and entrepreneurship
ISBN: 978-1-908272-14-0
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