[Academic!] RWTH TIME Article on „Not-Invented-Here“ Published in Academy of Management Perspectives! Pre-Print Version Available.

aomThis is some great news for our research area and especially for Prof. Frank T. Piller of TIM and Dr. David Antons of ISO: Our joint article on „Not-Invented-Here“ has been accepted into the Academy of Management Perspecives, one of the leading academic journals, regularly amongst those with the highest impact factor and frequently consulted even by practitioners.

The Not-Invented-Here (NIH) syndrome describes a negative attitude towards knowledge (ideas, technologies) derived from an external source. NIH potentially is one of the most cited constructs in the literature on knowledge transfer, and also is a common phrase in management practice. Previous research, however, exhibits an abundance of different conceptualizations of NIH, and no clear understanding of its antecedents, underlying attitudes, and behavioral consequences.

Building on recent research in psychology, an extensive review of the management literature on NIH, and a review of empirical studies focused on NIH, this paper contributes to a better understanding of NIH. We developed a framework of different sources classifying knowledge as „external“ which might trigger a general, attitude-based rejection of such knowledge inputs, irrespective of their specific value. Differentiating various functions of an attitude, we identify possible trajectories linking NIH with individual behavior and decision-making. We apply this understanding to develop an extensive agenda for future research.

The article is available as a pre-print online version here: http://amp.aom.org/content/early/2014/10/07/amp.2013.0091.abstract

By | 2018-06-14T06:33:07+00:00 Oktober 13th, 2014|Allgemein|

About the Author:

Frank T. Piller is a Co-Director of the MIT Smart Customization Group at the MIT Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, and a chair professor of management at the Technology & Innovation Management Group of RWTH Aachen University, Germany, one of Europe’s leading institutes of technology. Before entering his recent position in Aachen, he worked at the MIT Sloan School of Management (2004-2007) and has been an associate professor of management at TUM Business School, Technische Universitaet Muenchen. Frequently quoted in The New York Times, The Economist, and Business Week, amongst others, Frank is regarded as one of the leading experts on strategies for customer-centric value creation, like mass customization, personalization, and innovation co-creation. His recent analysis of the crowdsourcing business model “Threadless” (co-authored with Susumu Ogawa), an innovative crowdsourcing business model in the fashion industry, has been elected as one of the Top-20 articles in MIT Sloan Management Review.