Board interconnections and company performance: AAn analysis of the Finnish game developer companies

Kaisa Still, Arho Suominen (Corresponding author), Nina Rilla

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    Abstract

    In the world of networked innovation, flows of resources into the organization are emphasized. One special approach of interorganizational flows is board networks or interlocks, which have been widely studied as contributors toward company performance. In this paper, we apply prior research from board interlock SNA as well as prior wider innovation ecosystem research into the case context of Finnish game industry with existing board interlocks. This industry has been very successful, with a turnover of 1.8 Billion Euros in 2014. This paper we explore the role of board interlocks toward the performance of individual companies. We find that 51 percent of the game companies have interlocks. With further analysis we find that even though the descriptive evaluation of data suggest otherwise, there is no statistical support for volume or centrality of networks having positive impact to company performance.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2016 International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation/IEEE lnternational Technology Management Conference, ICE/ITMC 2016 - Proceedings
    EditorsKjetil Kristensen, Robert Bierwolf, David Romero, Pekka Abrahamsson
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    ISBN (Electronic)978-150902935-8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event22nd International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation/IEEE lnternational Technology Management Conference, ICE/ITMC 2016 - Trondheim, Norway
    Duration: 13 Jun 201615 Jun 2016

    Conference

    Conference22nd International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation/IEEE lnternational Technology Management Conference, ICE/ITMC 2016
    CountryNorway
    CityTrondheim
    Period13/06/1615/06/16

    Keywords

    • Board interlocks
    • Board performance
    • Firm connectedness
    • Social network analysis

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