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International business paper recognized

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  • Nov 29, 2019
International business paper recognized

A research paper by Ivey International Business Professor Klaus Meyer, with co-authors Nina Rosenbusch, Michael Gusenbauer, Isabella Hatak, and Matthias Fink, received the 2nd prize for the Best Paper in Innovation Management presented by the Strascheg Institute for Innovation, Transformation and Entrepreneurship.

The award was recently announced in Wiesbaden, Germany.

The paper, titled Innovation Offshoring, Institutional Context and Innovation Performance: A Meta-Analysis, was published earlier this year in the Journal of Management Studies. It analyses the performance implications of conducting innovation activities outside a firm’s home country. The authors argue that the benefits of innovation offshoring (IO) depend on the institutional environment at home. 

The study shows that innovation offshoring is related positively to innovation performance. However, this relationship is affected by differences in the institutional environments across countries. Specifically, when national innovation systems are weak at home, IO appears to enable institutional arbitrage strategy.

Klaus E. Meyer is Professor of International Business at the Ivey Business School, Western University, Canada.

Nina Rosenbusch is Associate Professor of Business Policy at Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada.

Michael Gusenbauer is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Innovation Management (ifi) at Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria.

Isabella Hatak is Associate Professor of Strategic Entrepreneurship at the University of Twente, Netherlands.

Matthias Fink is vice head of the Institute of Innovation at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria