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Antecedents and outcomes of open innovation

Nguyen, Thi Phuong Thao (2022) Antecedents and outcomes of open innovation. PhD thesis, Murdoch University.

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This doctoral research examines the drivers and outcomes of open innovation (OI). Drawing on the resource-capability based view and contingency theory, the research quantitatively analyses meta-data and firm-level data from Vietnam and reaches four main findings. First, firms with capability constraints in developing new products and business models tend to adopt OI, whereas firms with capability constraints in organising innovation team tend to stick to closed innovation. Second, the OI-performance relationship is conditional on the type of OI, the level of organisation at which OI is undertaken, the industry with which the firm is affiliated, and the level of development of the country in which the firm is based. Third, national culture dimensions moderate the OI-performance relationship in different fashions, including linear (power distance), U-shaped (individualism, long-term orientation, and indulgence), and inverted U-shaped (uncertainty avoidance). Fourth, capability training in R&D and capability training in business models mediate the OI-performance relationship, respectively. The research contributes to the innovation literature, and enhances our understanding of the antecedents of OI, the contexts in which OI enhances innovation performance, and the mechanisms by which OI leads to innovation outcomes. The research has practical implications for managers.

Keywords: open innovation, Vietnam, antecedent, outcome, resource-based view, contingency theory, capacity innovation building, meta-analysis.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Business
Supervisor(s): Tian, Xiaowen and Huang, Amy
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