Outside-in open innovation and performance: 3 stars paper by Mehdi BAGHERZADEH NIRI
Published on 02/18/2019
“How Does Outside-In Open Innovation Influence Innovation Performance? Analyzing the Mediating Roles of Knowledge Sharing and Innovation Strategy”, by Mehdi BAGHERZADEH NIRI, professor at Strategy and Entrepreneurship department at NEOMA BS, has been published in IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management Journal (CNRS 3*) in January 2019.
Embracing outside-in open innovation (OI) can result in a plethora of organizational advantages, including improved innovation performance. Although some studies have found that outside-in OI improves innovation performance, others have shown that it has no effect or even a negative effect. This mixed empirical evidence leads to a need to unpack the relationship between outside-in OI and innovation performance, and to examine how certain key mediating variables related to the outside-in OI process can ensure that outside-in OI turns into improved innovation performance. Thus, this paper aims to examine the influence of outside-in OI on innovation performance considering the mediating roles of knowledge sharing and innovation strategy. This paper draws on a cross-industrial sample of 112 firms. Data are analyzed using a set of ordinary-least-squares regression models and the bootstrap procedure. Results show that knowledge sharing and innovation strategy fully mediate the relationship between outside-in OI and innovation performance.
>Paper available online: “How Does Outside-In Open Innovation Influence Innovation Performance? Analyzing the Mediating Roles of Knowledge Sharing and Innovation Strategy”
By Mehdi Bagherzadeh ; Stefan Markovic ; Jim Cheng ; Wim Vanhaverbeke
IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management Journal, January 2019