David Antons

David Antons
RWTH Aachen University · Institute of Technology and Innovation Management

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While most previous research on orchestration of digital innovation ecosystems has examined governance structures, our knowledge of relevant dynamic capabilities remains abstract and lacks conceptual integration. This imbalance limits current knowledge to the extent that digital inno- vation ecosystem orchestration is mainly considered a structural...
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The Internet of Things (IoT) is permeating all areas of life. However, connected devices are associated with substantial risks to users’ privacy, as they rely on the collection and exploitation of personal data. The case of connected cars demonstrates that these risks may be more profound in the IoT than in extant contexts, as both a user's informa...
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Topic modeling is a popular technique for exploring large document collections. It has proven useful for this task, but its application poses a number of challenges. First, the comparison of available algorithms is anything but simple, as researchers use many different datasets and criteria for their evaluation. A second challenge is the choice of...
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Practice- and Policy-Oriented Abstract Understanding how IT investments help organizations to build and sustain reputation is of particular relevance for healthcare practitioners and policy makers because patients are often unable to assess the quality of care, relying instead on the reputation of health service providers in the media, such as news...
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Large-scale online communities, such as Reddit or Quora, have emerged as promising research contexts, offering insight into an unprecedented range of real-time user discourses. However, researchers striving to access, collect, and meaningfully process such conversation data face a trade-off between capturing breadth (structures, relationships) and...
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Citation analysis has been applied to map the landscape of scientific disciplines and to assess the impact of publications. However, it is limited in that it assumes all citations to be of equal weight. Doing away with this assumption could make such studies even more insightful. Current developments in this regard focus on the evaluation of the sy...
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The substantial volume, continued growth, and resulting complexity of the scientific literature not only increases the need for systematic, replicable, and rigorous literature reviews, but also highlights the natural limits of human researchers’ information processing capabilities. In search of a solution to this dilemma, computational techniques a...
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Unstructured data in the form of digitized text is rapidly increasing in volume, accessibility, and relevance for research on innovation and beyond. While traditional attempts to analyze text (i.e., qualitative analysis) are limited in processing large amounts of data, text mining presents a set of approaches that allow researchers to explore large...
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This articles is an introduction into a Special Issue (SI) on “Innovation in the Digital Age: From Stage-Gate to an Agile Development Paradigm?”. This issues explores whether traditional product development models such as Stage-Gate (Cooper, 1986, Cooper, 2008) are still fit for purpose in today's digital age or whether they are set to be widely re...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact that occupational stereotypes held by customers have on value co-creation processes in human-centered service systems (HCSSs) like hospitals. Specifically, by exploring if and how customers’ (i.e. patients’) stereotypes toward frontline employees (e.g. nurses) affect their satisfaction as c...
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Despite important research contributions on the financial and operational dimensions of information technology (IT) value, justifying health IT (HIT) investments remains a difficult and enduring issue for IT managers. Recent work has expanded our understanding of HIT value, by focusing on the initial resource allocation stage, and through conceptualiz...
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Knowledge production and scientific discourse are observable in published scholarly texts. Citations capture knowledge consumption and impact. Drawing from the sociology of science, our theoretical framework posits scientific communities as thought collectives with distinctive thought styles that embed a hidden topic structure and rhetorical signal...
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This analysis provides novel insights into the theoretical and practical dichotomy between “disruptive” and “radical” innovation. Using a natural language processing approach, the article takes stock of extant disruption research and analyzes the full-text corpus of 1,078 journal articles published on disruption between 1975 and 2016. This allows y...
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Service innovation is intertwined with service design, and knowledge from both fields should be integrated to advance theoretical and normative insights. However, studies bridging service innovation and service design are in their infancy. This is because the body of service innovation and service design research is large and heterogeneous, which m...
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Since its introduction 2004, Service-Dominant Logic (SDL) has attracted increasing interest among scholars of IS. To advance knowledge about the role of IT in service, IS researchers draw on SDL as a meta-theoretical foundation for their inquiries. Developing a better understanding of the role of IT in service consequently represents a key research...
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When crowdsourcing intermediaries lose crowd members, they lose potential high-quality solutions in the future. As the number of contests and intermediaries grows, it is increasingly critical for crowdsourcers to meet the needs of solvers and avoid seeing them migrate to the competition. Besides winning contests, intensive communication and customi...
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The not-invented-here (NIH) syndrome has been called one of the largest obstacles in innovation management, preventing effective knowledge transfer between organizational units and individuals. NIH is defined as a negatively shaped attitude towards knowledge that has to cross a disciplinary, spatial, or organizational boundary, resulting in either...
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How can value cocreation in complex human-centered service systems (HCSSs) like health care be facilitated? We address this question by introducing the novel role of service orchestrators as dedicated actors who facilitate and orchestrate resource integration, and thereby value cocreation, between other interdependent actors in HCSSs. Specifically,...
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Background: It is now widely established that health care organizations are well advised not only to identify and act upon the concerns of all patient groups but also to encourage and enable them to voice their concerns in the first place. That said, research has begun to reveal that patients differ substantially in their readiness to complain, wi...
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Since the emergence of the concept of mass customization almost three decades ago, the research about this subject has gone through various changes regarding relevant questions and practical applications. With this paper we seek to outline the developments and hidden structures within the past research on mass customization as well as to predict fu...
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Objective: To identify factors associated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bloodstream infections at the level of the hospital organization. Data sources: Data from all 173 acute trusts in the English National Health Service (NHS). Study design: A longitudinal study based on trust-level panel data for the 5-year period f...
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Recent years have seen the development of a trend where customers are increasingly involved by companies in the provision of services. The following will examine (1) the fact that the customer can make mistakes in this process, (2) how they make these mistakes, and (3) which management implications result from this.
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The not-invented-here syndrome (NIH) describes a negative attitude toward knowledge (ideas, technologies) derived from an external source. Even though it is one of the most cited constructs in the literature on knowledge transfer, previous research has not provided a clear understanding of the antecedents, underlying attitudes, and behavioral conse...
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We investigate clinical and organizational determinants of MRSA infections at the level of the aggregate hospital organization. We draw on longitudinal archival as well as staff and patient survey data from all 167 hospital organizations in England treating adult inpatients, covering the three-year period from April 2006 to March 2009 (501 hospital...
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We expand IT payoff research by shedding light on the social value of IT with a particular focus on the reputational impact of IT investments. We examine mediating mechanisms that link IT investments and organizational reputation and test our conceptual model based on unique multi-source panel data from 153 hospital organizations in England. Our da...
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Increasing mistrust in the system of public governance and its procedures, decreasing room for maneuver due to public debt, and a low voter turnout all suggest the need for a new direction to be taken in public management. “Open government”, a concept that encompasses transparency, participation, and collaboration, is intended to counter these mana...
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This paper adds to the emerging literature stream advocating a contingency view on open innovation. Drawing on the relational view of the firm, this study sheds light on the complex interplay among collaboration partner types (market- and science-focused innovation partners), governance modes (informal, self-enforcing and formal, contractual collab...
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In recent years, interdisciplinary research projects grew in importance. The reasons are twofold: On the one hand research areas become more and more specialised. On the other hand, “out-of-the-box-research” seems especially successful for innovations. Further, research projects are increasingly associated with the need to re-integrate the traditio...
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Crowdsourcing has been demonstrated to be an effective strategy to enhance the efficiency of a firm’s innovation process. In this paper, we focus on tournament-based crowdsourcing (also referred to as “broadcast search”), a method to solve technical problems in form of an open call for solutions to a large network of experts. Based on a longitudina...
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Innovation literature describes acquisition and implementation decisions regarding external knowledge to be biased. Thus, external knowledge often suffers from rejection for the benefit of internal knowledge. As a main cause for this discrimination the Not-Invented-Here-Syndrome is identified. It is defined as a negative attitude towards external k...
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The Not Invented Here syndrome (NIH) refers to the rejection of external knowledge, ideas or technologies. Because a consequent rejection of external knowledge can lead to wrong choices when it comes to make-or-buy decisions, NIH is something businesses can not afford to ignore. The objective of this paper is to transfer and apply existing research...
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Open Innovation has been demonstrated to be an effective strategy to enhance the efficiency of a firm's innovation process. In this paper, we focus on broadcast search (also called tournament-based crowdsourcing), a method in the later stages of an innovation project directed to solve technical problems in form of an open call. Based on a design sc...
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Das Hervorbringen von innovativen Produkten und Dienstleistungen wird zunehmend zur Voraussetzung, um im heutigen Marktgeschehen zu bestehen. Die wesentliche Herausforderung besteht darin, Kunden und Nutzern derartige Leistungen anzubieten, dass diese ihre Anforderungen möglichst optimal befriedigt sehen. Dazu ist es erfolgskritisch, genau zu wisse...
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Despite the growing popularity of web-supported brokering services, management literature still lacks a comprehensive understanding of the cooperative modes between intermediaries and their customers (seeker companies). The aim of our study is to develop a framework for the interaction between seeker companies and technology brokers. This framework...
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In many retail situations, customers today face vast assortments and often have limited ability to find exactly what they need. By implementing a need-based toolkit for assortment matching, retailers can limit this complexity of choice, increasing the satisfaction of consumers with the goods acquired. Building such a need-based system however is co...

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This project examines how practitioners are justifying information technology (IT) investments for value in our digital age, using different theoretical perspectives and methods. Crucially, the project aims to explore and expand our understanding of how digital technologies and innovations enhance social goals, such as organizational reputation.
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We use Text Mining techniques for various purposes in management research.