Fast Success and Slow Failure: The Costs of Collaboration across Formal Boundaries

Louise Mors, David Waguespack

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    Abstrakt

    Full Abstract: Do the benefits of cross boundary collaborations outweigh the costs?
    We seek to answer this question by examining 5079 collaborations in the
    Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). Our findings suggest that crossing
    formal boundaries is positively related to success and efficiency of the
    collaboration. Yet there are high costs associated with cross boundary
    collaborations for unsuccessful projects, as these take longer to fail, and
    therefore hold up resources that could be reallocated to other projects.
    We find that even with a boost in success, the costs are higher than the
    likelihood of success, suggesting that firms are better off investing in nondiverse
    projects. This finding has important implications for how we think
    about the benefits of seeking novelty.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Publikationsdato2016
    Antal sider1
    StatusUdgivet - 2016
    BegivenhedStrategic Management Society 36th Annual International Conference. SMS 2016 - Berlin, Tyskland
    Varighed: 17 sep. 201620 sep. 2016
    Konferencens nummer: 36
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    KonferenceStrategic Management Society 36th Annual International Conference. SMS 2016
    Nummer36
    LandTyskland
    ByBerlin
    Periode17/09/201620/09/2016
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