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Abstract This perspective article explores the impacts that the transition period to fully autonomous driving will have on human reliability and how these challenges will become major hurdles in the safe deployment of the technology. In particular, the analysis focuses on the potential contribution of Automated Driving Systems (ADS) towards safety, the specific role of human errors in this field and how driver distraction and its associated risks are exacerbated by the introduction of ADS. Addit...
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Abstract How does the distance between the development and adoption of technology determine its affordance? By referring to the sociomateriality literature, I discuss why the corporate-driven push of technologies into smart cities can lead to ineffective outcomes. This review paper then argues that technologies should be locally built, with a stronger connect between the humans in cities and the technologies being developed and implemented, in order to achieve technological affordance. Finally, ...
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#1Benoît Desmarchelier (university of lille)H-Index: 4
#2Faridah Djellal (university of lille)H-Index: 19
Last. Faïz Gallouj (university of lille)H-Index: 31
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Abstract Social innovations are often seen as the product of social entrepreneurs. This paper instead asserts that social innovations are also routinized. This is the result of the appearance of a new type of actors: Knowledge Intensive Social Services (KISS). Like Knowledge Intensive Business Services (KIBS), KISS are consultancy organizations that provide their clients with specific knowledge to assist them in their innovation efforts. KISS differ from KIBS in that KISS agents are specializing...
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#2Tazeeb Rajwani (University of Essex)H-Index: 11
Last. Thomas C. LawtonH-Index: 15
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Abstract While extant research acknowledges the importance of information for corporate political activity (CPA), there is limited understanding of how information is actually used to deploy political strategies. This gap reflects a broader problem in the literature whereby Big Data (BD) research is overly focused on the impact of information on market performance but overlooks the impact on nonmarket performance. In this paper, we draw on the resource-based view to conceptualize the interrelati...
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Abstract Technology convergence is extremely important for creating novel value and introducing new products and services. Recently, a fluctuating and competitive environment has prompted radical technology fusions. Although many frameworks were suggested for predicting convergence, it was not easy to forecast fusion between new technologies. To overcome this issue, we propose a machine-learning-based framework that uses semantic analysis along with traditional methods such as link prediction an...
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#1Francesco Paolo Appio (Skema Business School)H-Index: 9
#2Daniele Leone (University of Naples Federico II)H-Index: 1
Last. Francesco Schiavone (University of Naples Federico II)H-Index: 9
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Abstract Crowdfunding is an alternative way to seek capital for new projects. However, it can also be a danger for entrepreneurs facing the post-campaign phase delays in the delivery of the promised rewards. Crowdfunding campaigns require months of preparation and meeting delivery deadlines seems to be a real problem. With this study, we try to explain why this is the case. By drawing on a dataset of 1,567 successfully funded new technological projects in the period 2009–2017, and by means of a ...
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#1Ekaterina Albats (Stanford University)H-Index: 3
#2Marcel Bogers (University of California, Berkeley)H-Index: 19
Last. Daria PodmetinaH-Index: 7
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Abstract Forming strategic partnerships, particularly university partnerships, is among the important aspects of companies’ innovation strategies that shape their innovation performance. While research has uncovered many macro-level attributes of such partnerships, the micro-level, including the human side, of these inter-organizational relationships is only partly understood. We especially lack an understanding of how individual, manager-level characteristics facilitate company collaboration wi...
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#1Erika Sofía Olaya-Escobar (Escuela Colombiana de Ingeniería)
Last. Inés Alegre (University of Navarra)H-Index: 4
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Abstract This article examines how the perceived quality of the service provided by technology transfer offices influences researchers’ likelihood to patent their research results. A novel three-dimensional model is proposed aiming at analyzing the combined effect of service quality perceptions—service reliability, infrastructures and staff—alongside with factors that capture the university's regulatory framework and the profile and experience of the researcher. Results suggest that the profile ...
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#1Eugenia Rosca (Tilburg University)H-Index: 3
#2Nivedita Agarwal (FAU: University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)H-Index: 4
Last. Alexander Brem (University of Stuttgart)H-Index: 22
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Abstract In recent years, social and women entrepreneurship have become two growing fields of entrepreneurship research. In the context of social entrepreneurship, earlier research indicates that women are a better fit for leading social enterprises. However, the relevance of gender in the field of social entrepreneurship is underexplored and calls for further research, framing the mainstay of this study. Through a multiple case study approach employing four firms from two emerging markets – Ind...
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#1Peter A. Gloor (MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology)H-Index: 27
#2Andrea Fronzetti Colladon (University of Perugia)H-Index: 9
Last. Stephanie L. Woerner (MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology)H-Index: 8
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Abstract The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of board member composition and board members’ social media presence on the performance of startups. Using multiple sources, we compile a unique dataset of about 500 US-based technology startups. We find that startups with more venture capitalists on the board and whose board members are active on Twitter attract additional funding over the years, though they do not generate additional sales. By contrast, startups which have no venture ...
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