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Faculty of Economics and Business
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Cooperation for the purpose of innovation

Innovations are based on good ideas and solutions. What's new and unknown territory for one company may be child's play for another. This means that cooperation for the purpose of innovation is self-evident, however, it also requires making clear agreements. Who will make which contribution and how will the returns be distributed?

Please find a number of our recent publications below. If you are interested in any of these publications, please contact us via vinci@rug.nl

Publications

Schleimer, S. C., & Faems, D. (2016). Connecting Interfirm and Intrafirm Collaboration in NPD Projects: Does Innovation Context Matter?. Journal of product innovation management, 33(2), 154-165.

Aalbers, H.C., & K.J.McCarthy, (2016). Marketreacties op de aankondiging van een technologische acquisitie, Maandblad voor Accountancy en Bedrijfseconomie (MAB), April

Estrada , I., Faems, D., & de Faria, P. (2016). Coopetition and product innovation performance: The role of internal knowledge sharing mechanisms and formal knowledge protection mechanisms. Industrial Marketing Management, 53, 56-65.

Estrada Vaquero, I., & Martin-Cruz, N. (2015). Performance of multipartner strategic alliances: Expectations and value creation. In Managing Multipartner Alliances. (Research in Strategic Alliances (Ed. T.K. Das)). Information Age Publishing.

Guan, J., Zhang, J., & Yan, Y. (2015). The impact of multilevel networks on innovation. Research Policy, 44(3), 545-559.

Cheng, C., & Huizingh, K. R. E. (2014). When is open innovation beneficial? The role of strategic orientation. The Journal of Product Innovation Management, 31(6), 1235-1253.

Lynch, P., O’Toole, T. & Biemans, W. (2014). From conflict to crisis in collaborative NPD. Journal of Business Research, 67(6): 1145-1153.

Estrada Vaquero, I., Martin-Cruz, N., & Martin-Perez, V. M. (2014). To cooperate or not to cooperate? The dilemma faced by inexperienced firms in R&D consortia. In T. K. Das (Ed.), Strategic Alliances for Innovation and R&D. (Research in Strategic Alliances). Information Age Publishing.

Noseleit, F. and de Faria, P. (2013) “Complementarities of Internal R&D and Alliances with Different Partner Types”, Journal of Business Research, 66, pp. 2000–2006.


Introducing innovations together with customers

Customers know what they need or, in any case, they know what they are struggling with. In some cases, they have already developed a (makeshift) solution themselves. While cooperation with customers increases the probability of introducing innovations successfully, it also raises questions. Which customers should you cooperate with? In which stage of the innovation process? How do you stimulate your customers to share their ideas?

Please find a number of our recent publications below. If you are interested in any of these publications, please contact us via vinci@rug.nl

Publications

Lynch, P., O'Toole, T., & Biemans, W. (2016). Measuring involvement of a network of users in NPD. The Journal of Product Innovation Management, 33(2), 166-180.

Kibbeling, M., van der Bij, H. & van Weele, A. (2013). Market Orientation and Innovativeness in Supply Chains: Supplier’s Impact on Customer Satisfaction. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 30(3): 500-515.

Delre, Sebastiano A., Broekhuizen, Thijs L.J. and Tammo H.A. Bijmolt, The Effects of Shared Consumption on Product Life Cycles and Advertising Effectiveness: The Case of the Motion Picture Market," forthcoming in the Journal of Marketing Research.

Malshe, A. & Biemans, W. (2014). The Role of Sales in NPD: An Investigation of the U.S. Health-Care Industry. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 31(4): 664-679.


Organising radical and incremental innovations

Every business must constantly improve their current operations, but must also do something completely new when the occasion arises. For this purpose, they should put into practice both small, 'incremental', improvements and considerable, 'radical' ones. Where should your company put its focus? Which people should be deployed in which type of projects? How do you deal with the completely different risk profiles of the two innovation types?

Please find a number of our recent publications below. If you are interested in any of these publications, please contact us via vinci@rug.nl

Publications

de Visser, M., & Faems, D. (2015). Exploration and Exploitation within Firms: The Impact of CEOs' Cognitive Style on Incremental and Radical Innovation Performance. Creativity and Innovation Management, 24(3), 359-372.

Faems, D. (2015) Het organiseren van Exploitatieve en Exploratieve Innovatie binnen en tussen Bedrijven. Gedrag & Organisatie, 28: 171-188.

Rohrbeck, R., Battistella, C., & Huizingh, E. (2015). Corporate foresight: An emerging field with a rich tradition. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 101(12), 1-9.

de Visser, M., Faems, D., Visscher, K., & de Weerd-Nederhof, P. (2014). The Impact of Team Cognitive Styles on Performance of Radical and Incremental NPD Projects. Journal of product innovation management, 31(6), 1167-1180.

Kleinknecht, A., van Schaik, F.N., & Zhou, H. (2014). Is flexible labour good for innovation?: Evidence from firm-level data. Cambridge Journal of Economics, 38(5), 1207-1219.

Ksenia Podoynitsyna, K., Song M., van der Bij, H. & Weggeman, M. (2013). Improving new technology venture performance under direct and indirect network externality conditions. Journal of Business Venturing, 28(2): 195-210.


Service innovation

Services are not tangible and individual staff members have a great impact on how customers perceive services. Therefore, service innovation has some unique aspects. Especially now that more and more production companies wish to provide 'solutions', service innovation is increasingly gaining importance. What role do staff have in innovating services? When should they be involved in the innovation process? What impact do changes in service provision have on customer experience?

Please find a number of our recent publications below. If you are interested in any of these publications, please contact us via vinci@rug.nl

Publications

Bos, B., Broekhuizen, T., & de Faria, P. (2015). A dynamic view on secrecy management. Journal of Business Research, 68(12), 2619-2627.

Belderbos, R., Cassiman, B., Faems, D., Leten, B., & Van Looy, B. (2014). Co-ownership of intellectual property: Exploring the value-appropriation and value-creation implications of co-patenting with different partners. Research Policy, 43(5), 841-852.

Di Minin, A.; Faems, D. (2013) Building Appropriation Advantage: An Introduction to the Special Issue on Intellectual Property Management. California Management Review, 55: 7-15.


Intellectual property and innovation

State-of-the-art knowledge plays a large part in introducing innovations. Knowledge is valuable, because it can be used to introduce innovations in other situations as well. That is why knowledge management is an important issue in any innovation project, in particular when organisations collaborate. Can new knowledge be protected? What is the best way to do this? How can a firm make money from knowledge?

Please find a number of our recent publications below. If you are interested in any of these publications, please contact us via vinci@rug.nl

Publications

Bos, B., Broekhuizen, T., & de Faria, P. (2015). A dynamic view on secrecy management. Journal of Business Research, 68(12), 2619-2627.

Belderbos, R., Cassiman, B., Faems, D., Leten, B., & Van Looy, B. (2014). Co-ownership of intellectual property: Exploring the value-appropriation and value-creation implications of co-patenting with different partners. Research Policy, 43(5), 841-852.

Di Minin, A.; Faems, D. (2013) Building Appropriation Advantage: An Introduction to the Special Issue on Intellectual Property Management. California Management Review, 55: 7-15.


Digital media and innovation

Not a single business nowadays can survive without information technology and the Internet. Nevertheless, only a small number of companies make optimal use of these tools. Both in-house business operations and the products and services on offer would benefit from a redesign. What are the new developments in this area like? How can they help firms improve current strategies? What are the opportunities for new products, services and types of cooperation with customers and suppliers?

Please find a number of our recent publications below. If you are interested in any of these publications, please contact us via vinci@rug.nl

Publications

Hage, M., Wortmann, J., van Offenbeek, M., & Boonstra, A. (2016). The dual impact of online communication on older adults’ social connectivity. Information Technology & People, 29(1), 31-50.

Dong, J., & Wu, W. (2015). Business Value of Social Media Technologies: Evidence from Online User Innovation Communities. Journal of Strategic Information Systems, 24(2), 113-127.

Hoekstra, J., Huizingh, K., Bijmolt, T., & Krawczyk, A. (2015). Providing information and enabling transactions: which website function is more important for success?. Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, 16(2), 81-94.

Dong, J., & Yang, C-H. (2015). Information Technology and Organizational Learning in Knowledge Alliances and Networks: Evidence from U.S. Pharmaceutical Industry. Information and Management, 52(1), 111-122.

Langley, D., Tan, C., Worm, D., & van den Broek, T. A. (2015). Online Anti-Brand Herds: a Form of Environmental Turbulence. Paper presented at The 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management , Vancouver, Canada.

Eseryel, U. Y. (2014). IT-Enabled Knowledge Creation for Open Innovation. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 15(11), 805-834.


Improving franchise formats

Franchising is a very powerful strategy for rapidly rolling out new business concepts on a large scale. It offers franchisees a great opportunity to make use of ready-made and tested concepts. What agreements should be made between franchisors and franchisees, though? How to innovate in a franchise organisation? How much room for innovation do franchisees have?

Please find a number of our recent publications below. If you are interested in any of these publications, please contact us via vinci@rug.nl

Publications

Croonen, E. P. M., Brand, M. J., & Huizingh, E. K. R. E. (2016). To be entrepreneurial, or not to be entrepreneurial?: Explaining differences in franchisee entrepreneurial behavior within a franchise system. International entrepreneurship and management journal.

Croonen, E. P. M., & Brand, M. J. (2015). Antecedents of franchisee responses to franchisor-initiated strategic change. International Small Business Journal, 33(3), 254-276.

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