Innovation Processes in Business Networks

Innovation Processes in Business Networks

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In todaya€™s networked economy, each organization is more and more shaped by the system of its long-term business interactions. Innovation processes cannot be successfully designed and managed unless the complex influences of business networking on innovation processes and innovation-related performances are clearly understood. But extant theories on business networks are fragmented, and each of them, taken singularly, provides only partial or poor understanding of the impacts of business networking on innovation performances. Based on qualitative research on three exemplary worst practices and on expert panel discussion and validation, Francesca Ricciardi develops novel quantitative models in this theory-building work to explain innovation performances in different interorganizational networks.For example, if the relationships with a PA body or with a political party prove very successful in providing the organization with valuable resources and protection, the organization may be less incentivized to invest, say, in a demanding B2Banbsp;...

Title:Innovation Processes in Business Networks
Author:Francesca Ricciardi
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-08-17


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