Ready to be Open? Explaining the Firm-Level Barriers to Benefiting from Openness to External Knowledge

L. Felipe Monteiro, Michael J. Mol, Julian Birkinshaw

    Publikation: Working paperForskning

    Abstrakt

    This paper provides new theory and evidence about the benefits of openness on a firm's innovation performance and, more importantly, the specific firm-level contingencies under which those benefits are more (or less) likely to be observed. Building on Dyer and Singh's (1998) relational view, we suggest that a firm's lack of resources and absorptive capacity, as well as its use of secrecy, are significant barriers to benefiting from openness to external knowledge. Using responses from 12,152 firms to the fourth and fifth UK versions of the Community Innovation Survey (CIS) we generate findings consistent with our hypotheses.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Udgivelses stedFontainebleau
    UdgiverINSEAD
    Antal sider42
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 3 maj 2015
    NavnINSEAD Working Paper
    Nummer2015/24/STR

    Bibliografisk note

    Revised version of 2013/48/ST

    Emneord

    • Absorptive capacity
    • External knowledge sourcing
    • Innovation performance
    • Open innovation
    • Secrecy

    Citationsformater

    Monteiro, L. F., Mol, M. J., & Birkinshaw, J. (2015). Ready to be Open? Explaining the Firm-Level Barriers to Benefiting from Openness to External Knowledge. Fontainebleau: INSEAD. INSEAD Working Paper, Nr. 2015/24/STR https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2585538