Reference : Costs and Benefits of Inter-Departmental Innovation Collaboration
Scientific journals : Article
Business & economic sciences : Strategy & innovation
Costs and Benefits of Inter-Departmental Innovation Collaboration
Cuijpers, Maarten []
Guenter, Hannes []
Hussinger, Katrin mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) > Center for Research in Economic Analysis (CREA) >]
Research Policy
Elsevier Science
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[en] inter-departmental innovation collaboration ; innovation performance ; project daly ; project termination
[en] Inter-departmental innovation collaboration facilitates innovation performance. At the same time, it
has been identified as a source of increased coordination costs. Using organizational information processing theory, this paper builds and tests hypotheses on the costs and benefits of innovation-related collaboration within firms. Based on a sample of 433 German manufacturing firms we show interdepartmental innovation collaboration to increase process innovation performance, but also to produce costs in terms of project delay and project termination. These costs, however, do not affect innovation performance at the firm level. This finding suggests firms to be well able to balance the costs and benefits of inter-departmental collaboration across their innovation project portfolio. Theoretical and managerial implications are discussed.
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