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THE WINNERS OF THE BEST PAPER AWARD 19TH UDDEVALLA SYMPOSIUM

Professor Ashish Arora, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA & National Bureau of Economic Research, Boston, MA, USA, Professor Suma Athreye, Brunel Business School, Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK & Dr. Can Huang, Institute for Intellectual Property Management, School of Management, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. The title of their paper was: "The Paradox of Openness Revisited: Collaborative Innovation and Patenting by UK Innovators".

Motivation

A creative and novel analysis of a two conflicting hypotheses concerning firm innovation behavior – The prevention of knowledge spillovers versus the need of open innovation. The authors show that this tradeoff is resolved differently by different types of firms. Leading firms are more vulnerable to unintended knowledge spillovers and consequently try to protect that knowledge by means of patenting. Followers that do more incremented innovation benefit less from patenting are less induced to patent.

The research in this paper is a distinct contribution not only to our understanding of innovation but also to our understanding of innovation but also to our understanding of firm strategic innovation behavior.

THE WINNER OF THE BEST PHD CANDIDATE PAPER AWARD 19TH UDDEVALLA SYMPOSIUM 2016

PhD Candidate Tina Wallin, Centre for Entrepreneurship and spatial Economics (CEnSE), Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University, Sweden. The title of her paper was:" Labour Knowledge Complementarity and Exporter Innovativeness".

PhD Candidate Tina Wallin

Motivation

The paper:"Labour Knowledge Complementarity and Exporter Innovativeness" by Tina Wallin was given the Best PhD Candidate Paper Award. This paper has an innovative approach with a sound methodology. The results add a promising contribution to our understanding of the complementarity of internal and external knowledge in supporting innovativeness.

The Municipality of Uddevalla, Sweden, the University West, Sweden were funding the Best Paper and Best PhD Candidate Awards.

This year there was an additional Best Paper Award as Industry and Higher Education, now published by and SAGE Publishing from the journal's June 2016 issue, sponsored a best paper award at the 19th Uddevalla Symposium 2016. The winners of the IHE-Best paper award will receive £100 worth of SAGE books vouchers.

THE WINNERS OF THE IHE BEST PAPER AWARD

Winners of the IHE-Best paper Award were PhD Candidate Aziza Al Ghafri, Dr.Gulzat Zhetibaeva Elvung and Terrence Brown, Department of Industrial Economics and Management, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden. The title of their contribution was: "Women Immigrant Entrepreneurs in Sweden: do age and date of arrival matter?"

PhD Candidate Aziza Al Ghafri

Motivation

This paper is highly original and important because it addresses an issue of great concern and interest to society in a way that is both novel abut also fundamentally rigorous. The analyses methods that are used enable the authors to reach conclusions that are not just novel but open a new line of research.

 

The Members of the Scientific Committee of the 19th Uddevalla Symposium 2016 selected and decided upon the winning papers.

Irene Bernhard
Member of the Scientific Committee & Coordinator of the 19th Uddevalla Symposium 2016

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