Competitive market innovation contests and social capital: diametrically opposed, or inherently linked?

Show simple item record Treacy, Stephen Feller, Joseph O'Flaherty, Brian Nagle, Tadhg 2019-02-15T13:00:27Z 2019-02-15T13:00:27Z 2017
dc.identifier.citation Treacy, S., Feller, J., O'Flaherty, B. and Nagle, T. (2017) 'Competitive market innovation contests and social capital: diametrically opposed, or inherently linked?', in Proceedings of the 25th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Guimarães, Portugal, 5-10 June, pp. 1695-1712. Available at: (Accessed: 15 February 2019) en
dc.identifier.startpage 1695 en
dc.identifier.endpage 1712 en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9915567-0-0
dc.description.abstract Competitive market innovation contest platforms are increasingly used by businesses to identify new products or services to offer their customer base; yet, the degree to which social capital has been explored within these online communities remains scarce. While there is ample support for the presence of social capital within other forms of virtual communities to facilitate knowledge sharing, competitive markets represent a unique setting given the inherent competitive nature of their contest solvers. This has led to a distinct lack of prior research exploring this area, especially as previous studies have chosen to focus instead on social capital vis-à-vis solver motivation rather than a standalone theory. We investigate six competitive markets from the perspective of their experts to explore how the three dimensions of social capital have a role within this setting: (1) the structural dimension (involving social ties), (2) the relational dimension (involving trust, reciprocity and self-identity), and (3) the cognitive dimension (involving shared language and shared vision). Through this study, we present a theoretical model of both the emergent themes and the net impacts of social capital within competitive markets, and discuss its implications for both IS research and practice. en
dc.description.sponsorship Lewis Charitable Foundation (USA) (Technology-Enabled Organizational Transparency and Openness (TOTO) project) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher AIS Electronic Library (AISeL) en
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dc.rights © 2017, the Authors. This material is brought to you by 25th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2017) at AIS Electronic Library (AISeL). en
dc.subject Open Innovation en
dc.subject Innovation contests en
dc.subject Competitive markets en
dc.subject Social capital en
dc.title Competitive market innovation contests and social capital: diametrically opposed, or inherently linked? en
dc.type Conference item en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Stephen Treacy, Business Information Systems, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
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dc.contributor.funder Lewis Charitable Foundation, USA
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
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dc.internal.conferencelocation Guimarães, Portugal en
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