Costs and benefits of inter-departmental innovation collaboration


Cuijpers, Maarten ; Günter, Hannes ; Hussinger, Katrin


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URL: http://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/3114
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-31140
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2011
Publication language: English
Institution: Sonstige Einrichtungen > ZEW - Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung
MADOC publication series: Veröffentlichungen des ZEW (Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung) > ZEW Discussion Papers
Subject: 330 Economics
Classification: JEL: O31 M54 O32 ,
Subject headings (SWD): Innerbetriebliche Kooperation , Innovationspotenzial , Projektbewertung , Kosten-Nutzen-Analyse
Keywords (English): inter-departmental innovation collaboration , innovation performance , project delay , project termination
Abstract: Inter-departmental innovation collaboration facilitates innovation performance. At the same time, it has been identified as 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 inter-departmental 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 interdepartmental collaboration across their innovation project portfolio. Theoretical and managerial implications are discussed.
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Cuijpers, Maarten ; Günter, Hannes ; Hussinger, Katrin (2011) Costs and benefits of inter-departmental innovation collaboration. Open Access [Working paper]
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