Open Innovation and Firm Performance: The Mediating Role of Social Capital

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Raß M, Dumbach M, Bullinger AC, Möslein K, Danzinger F
Journal: Creativity and Innovation Management
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publication year: 2013
Volume: 22
Journal issue: 2
Pages range: 177-194
ISSN: 0963-1690
eISSN: 1467-8691


Abstract


This article examines the role of social relations and networks in open innovation settings. Building on extant open innovation literature as well as on social capital theory, we develop a model that conceptualizes social capital as a mediator between the implementation of open innovation instruments and firm performance. In doing so, this paper adds to the understanding of the role of structure and content of social relations in open innovation contexts as well as of sustainable side-effects of open innovation. In particular, we argue that apart from a direct effect of open innovation instruments on firm performance, there is also a mediated relationship between these variables. More precisely, we propose that the implementation of open innovation instruments strengthens an organization's social capital, which is, in turn, positively related to firm performance. s© 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Danzinger, Frank Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftsinformatik, insbesondere Innovation und Wertschöpfung
Dumbach, Martin
Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftsinformatik, insbesondere Innovation und Wertschöpfung
Möslein, Kathrin Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftsinformatik, insbesondere Innovation und Wertschöpfung
Raß, Matthias
Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftsinformatik, insbesondere Innovation und Wertschöpfung


External institutions with authors

Technische Universität Chemnitz


Research Fields

Future of Work
Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftsinformatik, insbesondere Innovation und Wertschöpfung


How to cite

APA:
Raß, M., Dumbach, M., Bullinger, A.C., Möslein, K., & Danzinger, F. (2013). Open Innovation and Firm Performance: The Mediating Role of Social Capital. Creativity and Innovation Management, 22(2), 177-194. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/caim.12028

MLA:
Raß, Matthias, et al. "Open Innovation and Firm Performance: The Mediating Role of Social Capital." Creativity and Innovation Management 22.2 (2013): 177-194.

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