Open Innovation and Firm Performance: The Mediating Role of Social Capital
May 10, 2013 Editor 0
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.
- Developing organisational decision-making capability: a knowledge manager’s guide
- Mastering Motivation: Finding a better way to work toward your goals
- Are Most CEOs Too Old to Innovate?
- Data-Driven Analytical Tools for Characterization of Productivity and Service Quality Issues in IT Service Factories
- Co-creating a SMART Rwanda, SMART Africa and SMART World
- Different practices for open innovation: a context-based approach
Subscribe to our stories
- Entrepreneurial Alertness, Innovation Modes, And Business Models in Small- And Medium-Sized Enterprises December 30, 2021
- The Strategic Role of Design in Driving Digital Innovation June 10, 2021
- Correction to: Hybrid mosquitoes? Evidence from rural Tanzania on how local communities conceptualize and respond to modified mosquitoes as a tool for malaria control June 10, 2021
- BRIEF FOCUS: Optimal spacing for groundnuts in smallholder farming systems June 9, 2021
- COVID-19 pandemic: impacts on the achievements of Sustainable Development Goals in Africa June 9, 2021