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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    Still, K., Suominen, A., & Rilla, N. (2016). Board interconnections and company performance: AAn analysis of the Finnish game developer companies. In K. Kristensen, R. Bierwolf, D. Romero, & P. Abrahamsson (Eds.), 2016 International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation/IEEE lnternational Technology Management Conference, ICE/ITMC 2016 - Proceedings IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICE/ITMC39735.2016.9025859