The effect of knowledge collaboration on innovation performance: The moderating role of digital technology

Mohammad Eslami, Valentina Lazzarotti, Raffaella Manzini, Gloria Puliga, Luisa Pellegrini, Harry Boer

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to examine the implications of knowledge collaboration in open innovation and the role of digital technology therein. The paper draws on a survey of manufacturing firms having more than 10 employees in Italy, Sweden, France and Spain. The results show that knowledge collaboration with external partners has a significant effect on innovation novelty but not innovation efficiency. In addition, the results show that digital technology moderates the relationship between knowledge collaboration and innovation efficiency but not the relationship between knowledge collaboration and innovation novelty. Overall, this study contributes to the growing discussion about the benefits of adopting digital technologies in open innovation processes by investigating whether and under which conditions knowledge collaboration is beneficial.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st CINet conference on Practicing Continuous Innovation in Digital Ecosystems
Place of PublicationMilan
PublisherContinuous Innovation Network
Publication date2020
Edition21
Pages267-278
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-77360-23-1
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event21st CINet conference: Practicing Continuous Innovation in Digital Ecosystems - Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
Duration: 20 Sep 202022 Sep 2020
https://www.continuous-innovation.net/events/conferences/2020.html

Conference

Conference21st CINet conference
LocationPolitecnico di Milano
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period20/09/202022/09/2020
Internet address

Keywords

  • Knowledge collaboration
  • Digital technologies
  • Innovation novelty
  • Innovation efficiency

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