Innovation networks and digital innovation: How organizations use innovation networks in a digitized environment

Creators: Hund, Axel and Wagner, Heinz-Theo
Title: Innovation networks and digital innovation: How organizations use innovation networks in a digitized environment
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Event Title: (Proceedings of the) 14th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI)
Event Location: Siegen, Germany
Event Dates: Februar, 23-27, 2019
Projects: CROSS
Page Range: pp. 661-675
Date: 2019
Divisions: Informationsmanagement
Abstract (ENG): The digital transformation dramatically lowered the costs for communication and coordination, thus, enabling new forms of cooperation. Companies seize this opportunity by creating new types of innovation networks. Until now, we know little about which types of innovation networks are currently prevalent and why organizations use them. In this paper, we build upon a recent study dealing with categorization of innovation networks and present the results of an exploratory series of case studies conducted with 27 high-level executives from 11 organizations in various industries. Our results indicate that companies are maintaining high-levels of centralized control over the innovation network, which is contrary to what the literature suggests. Furthermore, there is a strong trend to-wards more heterogeneous knowledge within a network. Additionally, we identify mechanisms that help companies to transition from one type of innovation network to another one and investigate why organizations use certain innovation networks.
Forthcoming: No
Language: English
Citation:

Hund, Axel and Wagner, Heinz-Theo (2019) Innovation networks and digital innovation: How organizations use innovation networks in a digitized environment. In: (Proceedings of the) 14th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI), Februar, 23-27, 2019, Siegen, Germany, pp. 661-675. ISBN 978-3-96182-063-4

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