Vend. 14 mai, de 12h00 à 13h30; infos complémentaires à venir.

Conférencière invitée : Natalia Levina, Professor of Information Systems, at the New York University Stern School of Business.

Vend. 26 fév., 12h00 à 13h15 (HNE) – présentation virtuelle d’une “réflexion scientifique en cours”. Pour infos – gresi@hec.ca

Conférenciers : Guy Paré, Membre du GReSI, Titulaire de la Chaire de recherche en santé connectée (Dép. TI) et Directeur du programme de doctorat à HEC, & Gerit Wagner, Chercheur postdoctoral de la Chaire de recherche en santé connectée (Dép. TI).

Theory elaboration in information systems: opportunities, tactics and guidelines. Abstract: In this paper, we explain the notion of theory elaboration arguing that this mode of theorizing is essential to improve the explanatory power of existing information systems (IS) theories. This way of advancing knowledge has arguably received limited attention in debates on theorizing despite its substantial promises for IS research. Complementing approaches of theory generation and theory testing, elaboration offers a range of tactics for within-theory improvement aimed at cumulative progression of explanatory power, and, ultimately, a stronger core of theories in a given discipline. We believe theory elaboration offers truly promising opportunities for knowledge development in our field. Our work, presented as a commentary paper, is intended to clarify the process of theory elaboration, to expose researchers and students to the different elaboration tactics, and to provide a set of guidelines for prospective authors of theory elaboration papers.

Vend. 19 fév., de 12h00 à 13h15 (HNE) – présentation virtuelle avec conférencier invité. Pour infos – gresi@hec.ca

Dr. Likoebe Maruping, Professor of Computer Information Systems and Member of the Centre for Digital Innovation (CDI), at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University.

Open Source Collaboration in New Ventures. Open source collaboration (OSC) platforms, such as GitHub, have emerged over the past decade to become a salient venue for organizing innovation efforts and output. As a result, an increasing number of entrepreneurial firms are collaborating with open communities on such platforms to develop and scale their new ventures. From the lens of open innovation, we examine value creation and value capture in high-tech startups’ external collaboration on OSC platforms. We develop a theoretical framework to explicate how the engagement in OSC may affect the value of startup firms and how the effect is contingent on the stage of venture maturity (conception, commercialization, or growth) and the mode of OSC engagement (inbound or outbound). In analyses that pool 22,896 matched startups with monthly panel observations between 2008 and 2017, we find a positive and significant value-added effect of OSC to startups, but the effect is sensitive to the stage of startup maturity and the mode of OSC engagement. In particular, startups in the conception and commercialization stages benefit more from inbound OSC whereas startups in the growth stage benefit more from outbound OSC. As startups increasingly rely on OSC platforms for organizing innovation, our contribution is to show whether, when, and how knowledge flows through startups’ OSC might affect the value of startup firms