Session 100

Innovation Management in Networks, Ecosystems, and Innovation Hubs

Track I

Date: Monday, October 5, 2015


Time: 16:45 – 18:00


Room: Governor's Square 16

Session Chair:

  • Ronaldo Parente, Florida International University

Title: Determinants of the Performance of Radical Innovation Hubs


  • Josue Reynoso, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Byungchul Choi, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Judy Ma, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Gina Colarelli O’Connor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Abstract: The successful development of radical innovation projects entails navigating the tensions of conflicting organizational structures and project demands. Firms often manage those tensions through the creation of a Radical Innovation Hub (RIH), namely a dedicated formal structure to handle radical innovation projects. Previous research has found a significant relationship between the existence of a dedicated innovation unit and both exploration and exploitation performance. In this study we analyze the more salient characteristics of the RIH (i.e. structural flexibility, coupling mechanisms, length of project control, and social integration) and test their impact on the performance of the RIH in a sample of approximately 300 large-established companies.

Title: Network Size and Quality: A Learning Orientation Perspective in Platform Competition


  • David McIntyre, Providence College
  • Asda Chintakananda, National Institute of Development Administration

Abstract: This research examines the relationship between network size and technology quality in firms competing for platform dominance. We use a learning orientation perspective to argue that in industries influenced by network effects, larger firms’ ability to sustain competitive advantage not only results from the size of their network, but the extent to which network size enhances technology quality. Specifically, firms with larger networks will tend to produce higher technical quality, while smaller competitors will tend to focus on ancillary dimensions of quality. We conclude by discussing several implications for future research and practice.

Title: Network Strategies to Succeed in an Increasingly Technology-Based Environment: A Study of the Automotive Industry


  • Jose Geleilate, Florida International University
  • Ronaldo Parente, Florida International University

Abstract: The development of more innovative products is a crucial activity that it’s not exclusive to high-tech firms, as the capacity to generate new products and processes is a dynamic capability that confer firms from any industry increased competitive advantages. Considering that the effects of the technological development and innovation in one sector can have a profound impact in other industries, firms are forced to reduce their product life cycle due to demand pressures stemming from seemingly unrelated business. Given the high level of competitiveness, complexity and ever increasing demand for innovative products in the automotive industry, we investigate how network management with high-tech business and original equipment manufacturer buyers (OEMs) help automotive tier one suppliers to increase their innovation development and financial performance.

Title: Organization of Ecosystems: Emergence and Dynamics


  • Argyro Almpanopoulou, Lappeenranta University of Technology
  • Kati Järvi, Hanken School of Economics
  • Paavo Ritala, Lappeenranta University of Technology

Abstract: Research on business ecosystems has highly focused on how ecosystems are organized by their focal actor and how the focal actor coordinates the ecosystem to support the achievement of the system-level goals usually corresponding to the goals of the focal actor. We problematize this prevailing approach of the ecosystem literature, as we believe that the organization of an ecosystem is not driven solely by a focal actor. Inspired by the ontology of becoming and by means of an inductive multiple case study, we offer an alternative account by looking firstly, at the emergence of the organization of ecosystems, and secondly, at mechanisms that make certain organization elements to persist. Our study sheds light on how ecosystems are organized, and where their organization elements come from.

All Sessions in Track I...

Sun: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 276: K&I Sunday Panel: Big Data & Analytics in Strategy
Sun: 09:45 – 11:00
Session 277: K&I Foundations Session: A Conversation with Dan Levinthal
Sun: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 278: K&I Sunday Panel: Knowledge and Innovation in models of Business Models
Sun: 16:15 – 17:30
Session 104: Resource Allocation and Innovation
Session 261: Knowledge Creation and Sharing in Virtual Communities
Sun: 17:45 – 00:00
Session 317: Knowledge and Innovation Business Meeting
Mon: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 62: Multi-level perspectives on capability development
Session 105: Sourcing Strategies for Knowledge
Session 256: Innovation and the Strategy-Performance Relationship
Mon: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 203: Post Acquisition Learning
Session 204: Acquiring human capital: Process and outcomes
Mon: 13:45 – 15:00
Session 107: Evolving Industries, Evolving Products
Session 205: Knowledge Recombination and Interdependencies
Mon: 16:45 – 18:00
Session 100: Innovation Management in Networks, Ecosystems, and Innovation Hubs
Session 200: Strategic Leadership, Learning, and Exploration
Tue: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 136: Innovating and Learning in Collaborative Alliances
Session 255: Processes for Innovation and Ideation
Tue: 11:00 – 12:15
Session 101: Strategic Patenting
Session 137: Entrepreneurial Experience and Cognition: Implications for Venture Performance
Tue: 14:15 – 15:30
Session 198: Emerging Market Strategies
Session 206: Knowledge Replication, Transfer and Absorption
Tue: 15:45 – 17:00
Session 17: Human Capital and Entrepreneurship
Session 108: Open Innovation: Antecedents and Performance Effects
Session 262: Pioneering Knowledge
Tue: 17:30 – 18:45
Session 60: Blurring the Boundaries of Strategy Work
Session 202: Team Dynamics and Creativity
Session 271: Spinouts

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