Outside in, inside out: The impact of knowledge heterogeneity, intra- and extra- organizational ties on innovative status

Paola Criscuolo, Linus Dahlander, Ammon Salter

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to explore how what people know and whom they know outside their organization shapes their innovative status among their colleagues. We posit that individuals that have diverse, heterogeneous knowledge relative to their colleagues and who can draw upon diverse contacts from across and outside their organization will have high status among their colleagues for developing new, creative solutions. The analysis is based on a comprehensive study of the knowledge and networks in an office of consulting engineers. Implications and lines of extensions are outlined for future research and theories on networks and innovation.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
Event69th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2009 - Chicago, IL, USA United States
Duration: 7 Aug 200911 Aug 2009

Conference

Conference69th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2009
CountryUSA United States
CityChicago, IL
Period7/08/0911/08/09

Keywords

  • Innovation
  • Network
  • Status

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Industrial relations

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    Criscuolo, P., Dahlander, L., & Salter, A. (2009). Outside in, inside out: The impact of knowledge heterogeneity, intra- and extra- organizational ties on innovative status. Paper presented at 69th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2009, Chicago, IL, USA United States.