Collaborative Search Strategies for Green Innovation

Anders Ørding Olsen, Wolfgang Sofka, Christoph Grimpe

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    Abstrakt

    Recent innovation and strategy research emphasizes the importance of firm’s search for external knowledge to improve innovation performance. We focus on such search strategies within the domain of sustainable innovation in which problems are inherently complex and the relevant knowledge is widely dispersed. Hence, firms need to collaborate. We shed new light on collaborative search strategies led by firms in general and for solving environmental problems in particular. Both topics are largely absent
    in the extant open innovation literature. Using data from the European Seventh Framework Program for
    Research and Technological Development (FP7), our results indicate that the problem-solving potential of a search strategy increases with the diversity of existing knowledge of the partners in a consortium and with the experience of the partners involved. Moreover, we identify a substantial negative effect from involving partners in a search consortium who collaborate for the first time. Our findings have implications for both the literature on firms’ search and the creation of sustainable innovation.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Publikationsdato2016
    Antal sider45
    StatusUdgivet - 2016
    BegivenhedThe DRUID 20th Anniversary Conference 2016: Innovation and the Dynamics of Change - Copenhagen Business School, København, Danmark
    Varighed: 13 jun. 201615 jun. 2016
    Konferencens nummer: 38
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    Konference

    KonferenceThe DRUID 20th Anniversary Conference 2016
    Nummer38
    LokationCopenhagen Business School
    LandDanmark
    ByKøbenhavn
    Periode13/06/201615/06/2016
    AndetThe DRUID Society Conference 2016
    SponsorCopenhagen Business School
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    Emneord

    • Innovation search
    • Problem solving
    • Sustainable innovation

    Citationsformater

    Ørding Olsen, A., Sofka, W., & Grimpe, C. (2016). Collaborative Search Strategies for Green Innovation. Paper præsenteret på The DRUID 20th Anniversary Conference 2016, København, Danmark. http://druid8.sit.aau.dk/druid/acc_papers/h5ucvlq3qb2vhjr1fgx5j0c64u81.pdf