IRS J. Nils Foege

 

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 12 noon, TIM Social Area

  Nils Foege

Essays on Innovation, Collaboration, and Imitation: Exploring Value Appropriation Strategies in Open Innovation

A growing number of scholars have begun to point to the potential downside of open innovation and crowdsourcing. Despite their benefits, collaborative activities often involve the threat of unintended knowledge leakages resulting in value appropriation concerns. Through opening up the innovation process -i.e., by rendering firm boundaries permeable- and engaging in crowdsourcing activities -i.e., revealing knowledge on online platforms- the focal firm risks to make otherwise secret knowledge available to its collaboration partners or third parties. In this way, openess exacerbates the protection of resources from expropriation by others and impedes the focal firms value appropriation efforts. The purpose of the research is to examinr potential drawbacks arising from collaborative activities. In particular, I investigate the antecedents, the contingencies, and consequences of collaboration-induced IP infringement,

Nils Foege