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Can innovation network projects result in efficient performance?

Arranz, N and Fdez. de Arroyabe, JC (2012) 'Can innovation network projects result in efficient performance?' Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 79 (3). 485 - 497. ISSN 0040-1625

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Abstract

This paper examines the effects that process, structure and governance dimensions of networks have on innovation performance. The main focus of the paper is the multidimensional aspect of innovation networks and how these dimensions affect network performance. Technology management, resource-based, transaction costs and social capital perspectives are applied in the construction of the model variables of each subsystem or dimension analyzed. With results drawn from a sample of 350 project managers identified in the European Union CORDIS database who are actively involved in European innovation networks, we argue that the performance of innovation networks is increased through the suitable design of process, structure and governance subsystems. Empirical findings also show that interactions between these subsystems have a complementary or synergic effect resulting in improved innovation performance. © 2011 Elsevier Inc.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School > Management Science and Entrepreneurship Group
Depositing User: Jo Wiltshire
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2013 11:35
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2019 13:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/7625

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