The relative value of the division versus duplication of network ties for innovation performance

Anne L.J. Ter Wal, Paola Criscuolo, Bill McEvily, Ammon Salter

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Abstract

Exploiting a unique setting of R&D technologists and managers in a large multinational who are 'partnered-up' in their pursuit of innovation, this paper explores under what circumstances technologists and managers benefit from duplicating network ties to the same groups in the organization as their partner, or from dividing the network with their partner by each interacting with different groups. Introducing the concept of network duplication'the extent to which two individuals are tied to the same functional groups inside an organization'this paper aims to build and test a theory of the division versus duplication of networks. It advances our understanding of second-order social capital and its role in the interpretation and influencing aspects of the innovation process by shedding light on how network duplication affects technologists' and managers' innovation performance. It finds that the merits of a division versus duplication-of- networks approach are contingent on the mutual interdependence of managers and technologists.

Conference

Conference78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2018
CountryUSA United States
CityChicago
Period10/08/1814/08/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Ter Wal, A. L. J., Criscuolo, P., McEvily, B., & Salter, A. (2018). The relative value of the division versus duplication of network ties for innovation performance. Paper presented at 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2018, Chicago, USA United States. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2018.95

The relative value of the division versus duplication of network ties for innovation performance. / Ter Wal, Anne L.J.; Criscuolo, Paola; McEvily, Bill; Salter, Ammon.

2018. Paper presented at 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2018, Chicago, USA United States.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Ter Wal, ALJ, Criscuolo, P, McEvily, B & Salter, A 2018, 'The relative value of the division versus duplication of network ties for innovation performance' Paper presented at 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2018, Chicago, USA United States, 10/08/18 - 14/08/18, . https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2018.95
Ter Wal ALJ, Criscuolo P, McEvily B, Salter A. The relative value of the division versus duplication of network ties for innovation performance. 2018. Paper presented at 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2018, Chicago, USA United States. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2018.95
Ter Wal, Anne L.J. ; Criscuolo, Paola ; McEvily, Bill ; Salter, Ammon. / The relative value of the division versus duplication of network ties for innovation performance. Paper presented at 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2018, Chicago, USA United States.
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