The paper affords the topic of value co-creation within firms based on open collaboration models, which adopt the innovation-hub to develop new products. The hub is an informal system of connections in which participants cooperate in an open and non-hierarchical way and support firms in co-creating innovations. The paper examines appropriate corporate policies for hub’s management, aimed at regulating collaborative actions and at mitigating opportunistic behaviors, based on information asymmetry and moral hazard risk. We believe the agency theory can be useful to explain the potential conflict between principal and agents on the appropriability of innovation and on the allocation of intellectual property rights, even within a flat, open and informal context. Starting from an exploratory case study, the contributions are manifold. First we recognize the monitoring and control mechanisms to discourage opportunistic behaviors not aligned to the firm’s innovative goals. Second, we examine the motivational factors, especially the psycho-social compensations, driving the spontaneous participation. Then, we analyze rules for access and orchestration mechanisms to mobilize knowledge and oversee member’s interactions.
|Titolo:||Innovation-hub management for value co-creation: the centrality of corporate policies|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|