Open innovation: Powered by people, enabled by IT

Hui Wen Yang, Shih Chieh Fang

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Abstract

Inter-organizational and cross disciplinary collaboration has been widely perceived as the important vehicle for SME to develop breakthrough innovation and sustain competitive advantage in the technology-based industries. The performance of R&D collaboration depends on firm's strategies to cross the organizational boundary and bridge the knowledge gap between firm and partner. Drawing on the literatures of organization theory and knowledge management, we explored inherent obstacles and key enablers to the inter-organizational and cross disciplinary collaboration. Through a qualitative study, we investigated the value synergy from firm's boundary spanning competence and organizational absorptive capacity which were powered by people and enabled by IT. We also drew implications from our newly developed understanding of IT's role in the inter-organizational and cross disciplinary collaboration and then proposed a conceptual framework to shed light on the theory of open innovation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems - Opportunities and Challenges for the Digitized Society
Subtitle of host publicationAre We Ready?, PACIS 2018
EditorsMotonari Tanabu, Dai Senoo
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
ISBN (Electronic)9784902590838
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems - Opportunities and Challenges for the Digitized Society: Are We Ready?, PACIS 2018 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 2018 Jun 262018 Jun 30

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems - Opportunities and Challenges for the Digitized Society: Are We Ready?, PACIS 2018

Conference

Conference22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems - Opportunities and Challenges for the Digitized Society: Are We Ready?, PACIS 2018
CountryJapan
CityYokohama
Period18-06-2618-06-30

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems

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