364-0553-00L  Innovation in Digital Space

SemesterAutumn Semester 2020
LecturersG. von Krogh, Y. R. Shrestha
Periodicitytwo-yearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish

AbstractThe purpose of this course is to review and discuss issues in current theory and research relevant to innovation in the digital space.
ObjectiveThrough in-depth analysis of published work, doctoral candidates will identify and appraise theoretical and empirical studies, formulate research questions, and improve the positioning of their own research within the academic debate.
ContentThe Internet has a twofold impact on the way individuals and firms innovate. First, firms increasingly draw on digital technology to access and capture innovation-relevant knowledge in their environment. Second, individuals, firms, and other organizations extensively utilize the Internet to create, diffuse, and commercialize new digital products and services. During the past decade, theory and research on innovation in the digital space has flourished and generated extensive insights of relevance to both academia and management practice. This has brought us better understanding of working models, and some fundamental reasons for innovation success or failure. A host of new models and research designs have been created to explore the innovation in the digital space, but these have also brought out many open research questions. We will review some of the existing streams of work, and in the process explore a new research agenda.

The course is organized in one block of 2 days. The course is a combination of pre-readings, presentations by faculty and students, and discussions. The students prepare presentations of papers in order to facilitate analysis and discussion.
LiteratureOpen source (OS) as innovation model
1. Lerner, J., & Tirole, J. (2002). Some Simple Economics of Open Source. JIE
2. von Hippel, E., & Von Krogh, G. (2003). Open source software and the 'private-collective' innovation model: Issues for Organization Science. OrgSci
3. von Krogh, G., Spaeth, S., & Lakhani, K. R. (2003). Community, joining, and specialization in open source software innovation: A case study. RP
4. Lakhani, K., & Eric, A. (2000). von Hippel (2003),“How open source software works:" free" user-to-user assistance”. RP
5. Yoo, Y., Boland, R. J., Lyytinen, K., & Majchrzak, A. (2012). Organizing for Innovation in the Digitized World. OrgSci
Coordination in OS communities
6. Faraj, S., von Krogh, G., Monteiro, E., & Lakhani, K. (2016). Special Section Introduction - Online Community as Space for Knowledge Flows. ISR
7. Lindberg, A., Berente, N., Gaskin, J., & Lyytinen, K. (2016). Coordinating interdependencies in online communities: A study of an open source software project. ISR
8. Shaikh, M., & Vaast, E. (2016). Folding and unfolding: Balancing openness and transparency in open source communities. ISR
9. Ren, Y., Chen, J., & Riedl, J. (2016). The impact and evolution of group diversity in online open collaboration. ManSci
10. Jiang, Q., Tan, C. H., Sia, C. L., & Wei, K. K. (2019). Followership in an Open-Source Software Project and its Significance in Code Reuse. MISQ
11. Medappa, P. K., & Srivastava, S. C. (2019). Does Superposition Influence the Success of FLOSS Projects? An Examination of Open-Source Software Development by Organizations and Individuals. ISR
12. Howison, J., & Crowston, K. (2014). Collaboration through open superposition: A theory of the open source way. MISQ
Governance & Leadership
13. He. F., Puranam P., Shrestha Y. R., & von Krogh, G. (2020) Resolving governance disputes in communities: A study of software license decisions. SMJ
14. Gulati, R., Puranam, P., & Tushman, M. (2012). Meta-organization design: Rethinking design in interorganizational and community contexts. SMJ
15. Fjeldstad, Ø. D., Snow, C. C., Miles, R. E., & Lettl, C. (2012). The architecture of collaboration. SMJ
16. Klapper, H., & Reitzig, M. (2018). On the effects of authority on peer motivation: L earning from Wikipedia. SMJ
17. Johnson, S. L., Safadi, H., & Faraj, S. (2015). The emergence of online community leadership. ISR
18. Safadi, H., Johnson, S. L., & Faraj, S. (2020). Core-Periphery Tension in Online Innovation Communities. OrgSci
19. Germonprez, M., Kendall, J. E., Kendall, K. E., Mathiassen, L., Young, B., & Warner, B. (2017). A theory of responsive design: A field study of corporate engagement with open source communities. ISR
20. Greenstein, S., & Zhu, F. (2016). Open content, Linus’ law, and neutral point of view. ISR
21. Nagle, F. (2019) Open source software and firm productivity. ManSci
22. Fitzgerald, B. (2006). The transformation of open source software. MISQ
Motivation to collaborate
23. Spaeth, S., von Krogh, G., & He, F. (2015). Perceived Firm Attributes and Intrinsic Motivation in Sponsored Open Source Software Projects. ISR.
24. Shah, S. K. (2006). Motivation, governance, and the viability of hybrid forms in open source software development. ManSci
25. von Krogh, G., Haefliger, S., Spaeth, S., & Wallin, M. W. (2012). Carrots and rainbows: Motivation and social practice in open source software development. MISQ
26. Hwang, E. H., Singh, P. V., & Argote, L. (2015). Knowledge sharing in online communities: Learning to cross geographic and hierarchical boundaries. OrgSci
27. Bapna, S., Benner, M. J., & Qiu, L. (2019). Nurturing Online Communities: An Empirical Investigation. MISQ
28. Goes, P. B., Guo, C., & Lin, M. (2016). Do incentive hierarchies induce user effort? Evidence from an online knowledge exchange. ISR