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CfP: EURAM Topic: Inter-organizational networks and innovation

  • 1.  CfP: EURAM Topic: Inter-organizational networks and innovation

    Posted 12-10-2019 04:36

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    EURAM 2020 Topic: Inter-organizational networks and innovation

    Angeles Montoro-Sanchez, Complutense University of Madrid; Xavier Molina-Morales, Universitat
    Jaume I; Isabel Diez-Vial, Complutense University of Madrid; Cristina Boari, University of Bologna;
    Emil Hoffmann, University of Brasilia.

    Short description:
    The track aims to stimulate and update the debate on the relationship between inter-organizational
    networks and innovation. Despite the great attention in past decades still many topics deserve a
    better investigation and attention, with possible important contribution to the general theoretical

    Long description:
    Inter-organizational relationships, both formal and/or informal, are established to access resources
    and knowledge, influencing firms' innovative capacity. Inter-organizational networks, intended as
    groups of actors sharing one or more kind of ties, are more and more connected to innovation, with
    possible implications at the firm and the network level. Inter-organizational networks can be identified
    with reference both to geographic and or institutional spaces (e.g. geographical clusters,
    technological park and professional communities), and even transcend them (e.g. project networks,
    platform and ecosystems). Key issues of this track are knowledge exchange, cooperation, trust,
    network structures and their impact on innovation. Institutions –i.e. shared values, culture and rules,
    are also appreciated due to their relationship with interorganizational relations and networks
    boundaries and dynamics. The topics of interest include:

    - Multiple perspectives: With the majority of studies adopting a static perspective on the relationship
    between network and innovation, we are particularly, even if not exclusively, welcoming papers
    adopting a dynamic perspective. There are many opportunities to incorporate existing research on
    networks evolution, to better appreciate how it impacts on innovation.

    - Different methodologies: Conceptual as well as qualitative and quantitative empirical contributions
    are welcome. We invite research from several disciplines such as innovation studies, networks
    studies, strategy, geography, international business, and entrepreneurship, among others. We are
    interested in network churns, both in structure and content, and their implications on
    entrepreneurship and innovation.

    - Different inter-organizational relationships and networks: Recent decades have registered an
    increasing adoption of particularly challenging interorganizational relationships, such as the crosssector
    partnerships and incumbents-start-up partnerships, and of interorganizational networks that
    firms and other organizations use to foster their innovation capabilities, such as ecosystems,
    platforms and technological parks. We particularly welcome papers addressing more recent and less
    investigated network architectural forms and relationships.

    - From creation to dissolution of ties: With a large part of the research focused on the creation of
    ties and on the use of ties to foster innovation, we are particularly soliciting research investigating
    different condition of ties, such as dormant ties, transformation of ties and dissolution of ties and
    their impact on organizations' innovative capability.

    - The role of institutions: considering the strong influence of institutions on economic development,
    we ask for contributions dealing with the effect of institutions, local or national, on the regional
    innovation system.

    Submission Deadline: 14 January 2020 - 2 pm Belgian time.

    For more information:  



    Cristina Boari
    Department of Management
    University of Bologna
    Via Capo di Lucca 34
    40126 Bologna
    Skype name: c.boari
    View my research on my SSRN Author page: 
    and on google scholar https://scholar.google.it/citations?hl=it&user=h6UHjuoAAAAJ