Session 235

Regulating the Market for Ideas: The Role of Communities, Norms, and Networks

Track I

Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Time: 10:00 – 11:15


Room: Auditorium

Session Chair:
Andrew King, Dartmouth College


Abstract: The ability to appropriate value from innovative effort is vital to the health of an economy. Scholars have long investigated how the use of inventions can be governed by centralized institutions. Recently, scholars have argued that, when property rights are lacking, more decentralized institutional forms (e.g., norms, communities, and networks) can play an important role in encouraging innovation: the value of innovation can be appropriated through local use, and the risk of expropriation prevented by governing the information flow. In this panel, we will present cutting-edge research dealing with decentralized institutions and innovation, by considering the conditions which should yield efficient exchange of innovative ideas and the way in which such exchange occurs in real-world settings. Finally, we will discuss avenues for future research.

All Sessions in Track I...

Sun: 10:00 – 11:30
Session 264: Strategy in an Uncertain World: “Black Swan” Implications for K&I Scholars
Sun: 13:00 – 14:30
Session 265: The Changing Governance Landscape: Implications for Knowledge and Innovation Scholars
Sun: 15:00 – 16:30
Session 266: Integrating Theories of Problem Formation
Sun: 16:30 – 17:30
Session 313: Knowledge & Innovation, IG Meeting
Mon: 12:45 – 14:00
Session 201: 50th Anniversary of Penrose's (1959) The Theory of the Growth of the Firm
Session 212: Technological Innovation
Mon: 15:45 – 17:00
Session 218: Let the Knowledge Flow...
Session 223: Exploration and Novelty
Mon: 17:15 – 18:30
Session 209: Learning and Collaboration
Session 221: Innovation and Management Practice
Tue: 10:00 – 11:15
Session 202: Microfoundations of Knowledge and Learning
Session 235: Regulating the Market for Ideas: The Role of Communities, Norms, and Networks
Tue: 11:30 – 12:45
Session 203: Dynamic Capabilities
Session 224: Governing Knowledge
Tue: 14:30 – 15:45
Session 207: How Do Capabilities Develop?
Session 210: The Complex Roles of Experience
Wed: 10:00 – 11:15
Session 211: Knowledge Transfer
Session 215: Knowledge-Based Strategic Interaction
Wed: 11:30 – 12:45
Session 213: The Human Factor in Knowledge and Innovation
Session 219: Ambidexterity

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