Innovation Contests: A Review, Classification and Outlook

26 Pages Posted: 30 Nov 2012

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Sabrina Adamczyk

Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Angelika Cosima Bullinger

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg; University of Pennsylvania - School of Arts & Sciences

Kathrin M. Moeslein

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg; HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

Date Written: December 2012

Abstract

Innovation contests as a means to realize innovative product or service solutions are growing in popularity among practitioners and researchers. An increasing number of organizations worldwide have adopted innovation contests, not only for innovation purposes, but also for other reasons such as promoting sustainability. At the same time, innovation contests represent a growing research field to scholars from different backgrounds, e.g., economics or information systems. In this article, first, the growing body of literature on innovation contests is reviewed and classified into five research categories: economic perspective, management perspective, education focus, innovation focus and sustainability focus. Second, some design elements of innovation contests that are central for the understanding, design and management of innovation contests are presented based on the current body of literature. Finally, current research gaps are presented and some of the research questions are developed that could be explored to contribute to the body of literature.

Suggested Citation

Adamczyk, Sabrina and Bullinger, Angelika Cosima and Moeslein, Kathrin M., Innovation Contests: A Review, Classification and Outlook (December 2012). Creativity and Innovation Management, Vol. 21, Issue 4, pp. 335-360, 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2182912 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/caim.12003

Sabrina Adamczyk (Contact Author)

Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg ( email )

Schloßplatz 4
Erlangen, DE Bavaria 91054
Germany

Angelika Cosima Bullinger

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg ( email )

Schloßplatz 4
Nuremberg, DE Bavaria 91054
Germany

University of Pennsylvania - School of Arts & Sciences ( email )

Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Kathrin M. Moeslein

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg ( email )

Schloßplatz 4
Nuremberg, DE Bavaria 91054
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.prof-moeslein.de

HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management ( email )

Jahnallee 59
Leipzig, 04109
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.clicresearch.de

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