Recipients from the 7th Annual World Open Innovation Conference

The Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation is pleased to announce the winners of the Kaja Rangus Best Emerging Scholar Paper Award and Best Student Paper Award.

This year’s winners received a plaque and a $1,000 cash award. The awards were presented virtually to the winners at the 7th Annual World Open Innovation Conference.

Kaja Rangus was Assistant Professor in the Academic Unit for Entrepreneurship, in the Faculty of Economics at the University of Ljubljana. She worked on Open Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking.  Kaja was “runner-up” for the WOIC 2016 Best Emerging Scholar Award for her work on “The Role of Open Innovation Mindset in Entrepreneur’s Alertness and Firm’s Financial Performance”. She passed away at the beginning of 2018, and to honor her contribution to the scholarship and community of Open Innovation, the WOIC Organizing Committee named the Best Emerging Scholar Award in memory of Dr. Kaja Rangus. See award recipient and runner-up below.

Kaja Rangus Best Emerging Scholar Paper Award 2020

Presented to:

Erdem Dogukan Yilmaz

Oscar Curse in the Open Innovation Community: The Effects of Discretionary Recognition Award on the Users’ Subsequent Innovation Performance

(co-authors: Shanming Liu)

Best Student Paper Award 2020

Presented to:

Hong Hou

Transforming an industry as building a plane while flying it: The emergence of a multi-platform configuration

(co-authors: Qinli Lu)

Runner-up: Kaja Rangus Best Emerging Scholar Paper 

Finalist: Kaja Rangus Best Emerging Scholar Paper 

Runner-up: Best Student Paper 

Finalist: Best Student Paper 

Saleh Farazi

Is there a “Tipping Point” between cooperation and competition in coopetitive alliances?

(co-authors: Paul Chiambaretto, Anne-Sophie Fernandez and Shanthi Gopalakrishnan)

Hamdy Abdelaty

R&D capacity and Openness Strategy Paradox: The Moderating Role of the Appropriation Strategy

(author: Daniel Weiss)

Jonathan Langlois

Secrecy in Open Innovation and Open Innovation in Secrecy

(co-authors: Sihem Ben Mahmoud-Jouini and Romaric Servajean-Hilst)

Milena Leybold

Organizing openness in (response to) Grand Challenges: The case of the Medicines Patent Pool

(co-authors: Leonhard Dobusch)