Although still being a draft version of our most recent research we progressed quite nicely over the holidays. A draft version of the paper “Product innovation and the complementarities of external interfaces” is now downloadable.
The paper analyzes the effects of external interfacing on innovation success and investigates how different modes of external interfacing mutually influence each other. External interfacing consists of three different activities spanning the firm-boundary in the innovation process: (1) innovation search (2) collaboration for innovation (3) external sourcing. We investigate the complementarity of these three activities in the creation of innovation success using a rich Norwegian data set.
Comments and suggestions are highly welcome.