When should firms be "open"? The moderating role of it competency in inter-organizational open innovation collaboration

Zhiyi Wang, Lusi Yang

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Abstract

Open innovation has gained momentum in recent years. Prior research has shown the critical role of openness in understanding the inter-organizational collaboration process. However, existing studies largely focus on search openness instead of the openness in actual collaboration. In addition, it remains unclear how the new emerged organizational competencies on information technology will shift the role of openness in collaboration. In this study, we investigate the role of collaboration openness in open innovation collaboration and explore the moderating role of information technology competencies. Drawing on the theory of inter-organizational relationship and resource-based view, we examine the conditions under which firms should be "open" in the actual collaboration. We develop hypotheses on network uncertainty, collaboration openness and open innovation performance. The model also incorporates the moderating effects of competitive IT capability and IT intensity. The proposed hypotheses will be tested using firm-level survey and objective data. We also discuss our research method and expected implications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2016 - Proceedings
PublisherPacific Asia Conference on Information Systems
ISBN (Electronic)9789860491029
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2016 - Chiayi, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Jun 27 2016Jul 1 2016

Publication series

NamePacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2016 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2016
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China
CityChiayi
Period6/27/167/1/16

Keywords

  • Competitive IT capability
  • IT intensity
  • Open innovation
  • Openness
  • Uncertainty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems

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