Collaborating Smartly: The Role of Open Strategy in Absorptive Capacity
Date of Original Version
Research on open strategy suggests that shared knowledge through collaboration can generate co-created value. We explore this idea by assessing it as a predictor of absorptive capacity (ACAP) in cross-sector partnerships in pursuit of social innovation. The findings of our study indicate that aspects of strategic openness, including a shared sense of interdependence toward a mutual goal, are the primary mechanisms that enhance knowledge accretion in cross-sector partnerships. The data also suggest that formalized organizational mechanisms are more influential for producing ACAP than informal mechanisms.
Journal of Small Business Management
Pittz, Thomas G., Melissa L. Intindola, Terry Adler, Sean Rogers, and Charlotte Gard. "Collaborating Smartly: The Role of Open Strategy in Absorptive Capacity." Journal of Small Business Management 57, 4 (2019): 1595-1615. doi:10.1111/jsbm.12430.