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The University of Newcastle Sydney invites you to its last Research Seminar for the 2017 academic year which takes place on November 23, 2017. The Research Series will resume in 2018 and welcomes researchers from all universities to present and/or participate.

Expressions of interests can be sent to the Dean stating research topic, abstract and brief bio. A list of dates for the 2018 series will be published in January 2018.

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This seminar will be held at The University of Newcastle, Sydney campus and will be streamed via video link to The University of Newcastle's NeW Space building and Central Coast Campus. The video conference will be available at NeW Space in Room X802 and Central Coast (Ourimbah) in Room BO158 Business Offices. Registered participants are also able to connect to the video link from any location using Cisco Meeting, Cisco Jabber, Google Chrome or Skype for Business. After registering for this event, video connection details will be made available to each participant the morning of the event.

Topic One: How culture conditions dynamic capability deployment in cross-border acquisition integration

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This paper explores how and when culture impacts the knowledge sharing and collaborations that underlie dynamic capability deployment during cross-cultural acquisitions. We reveal how culture affects knowledge sharing collaborations during sensing, seizing and reconfiguring processes to integrate operational capabilities. We do so through an in-depth case study of a large German MNC involved in three acquisitions. This paper clarifies how culture matters during the actual processes of deploying dynamic capabilities. This paper guides managers on which cultural dimensions affect knowledge sharing and when, and also adds a new perspective on the micro-foundations of how culture matters when knowledge on organizational routines and operational capabilities are shared during the integration of best practices in cross-cultural acquisitions.

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Professor Siggi Gudergan is a Professor in Strategy, Newcastle Business School. Professor Gudergan has substantial expertise in the design and execution of research and consulting projects that concern issues of strategic performance, innovation and governance in contexts such as alliance-, project- and service-based enterprises. He has co-authored two books and over 50 research articles in Business Strategy & Strategic Management (including entrepreneurship, innovation, organisational change & performance; and international business & management); Services & Customer Decision Making; and Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM).

Topic Two: The use of Open Innovation Intermediaries in Open Social Innovation

Abstract:

Service innovation, through the development of new or improved services providing enhanced customer benefits, is an important driver of value creation for organisations and society. Previous research has provided us with valuable insights into the role of external partners in the organisation’s innovation process, which has been termed open innovation. However, much of this latter research has focused on product-based organisations such that we know little about the role of open innovation in driving service innovation and, particularly, of intermediaries in supporting open service innovation. More precisely, crowdsourcing is increasingly studied as an open innovation mechanism by which organisations (seekers) engage with an external crowd of potential solvers. Prior research has also been mostly limited to profit-seeking firms, despite the use of open innovation practices by public sector organisations to achieve societal benefits. This study provides insights into the relationship between open innovation intermediaries and government seekers. We develop a capability framework for open innovation intermediaries, and identify a process crowdsourcing implementation model for seeker organisations.


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Ralf Wilden is a senior lecturer at the Newcastle Business School. Ralf leads projects on service-oriented business models and organisational change to help organisations sense, shape and seize market opportunities and improve their strategic performance. Ralf worked for multinational organisations in the automotive (BMW Group), telecommunications (o2 Telefónica) and consulting industries, and provided consulting services to organisations such as Oxfam, ABC Commercial and Ernst & Young. His research examines the strategic use of dynamic capabilities in organisations to affect change in areas such as innovation and service strategy. His research has been published in leading International journals such as Academy of Management Annals, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of Service Research, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, and Long Range Planning. He holds a Ph.D. from UTS Business School and a M.Sc. from LMU Munich.

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