Pitelis, Christos and Panagopoulos, Andreas (2009): Open innovation and the management of intra-firm conflict.
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We analyse the hitherto unexplored relationship between intra-firm conflict between the research and development (R&D) department and central management, conflict alleviation and the choice of ‘open’ versus ‘closed’ innovation, in the context of a simple formal model. We find that in the presence of (intentional or unintentional) divergence of preferred (R&D) output between the R&D department and central management, the decision by central management to adopt an ‘open’ (versus ‘closed’) innovation approach, may help serve the twin purpose of shifting constraints to growth and increasing firm profitability, by alleviating intra-firm conflict.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Open innovation and the management of intra-firm conflict|
|Keywords:||intra-firm conflict, management, open innovation, firm growth|
|Subjects:||M - Business Administration and Business Economics ; Marketing ; Accounting ; Personnel Economics > M0 - General > M00 - General
D - Microeconomics > D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making > D74 - Conflict ; Conflict Resolution ; Alliances ; Revolutions
|Depositing User:||Christos Pitelis|
|Date Deposited:||26. Jul 2010 11:11|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 21:48|
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