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dc.contributor.authorBoënne, Mathias
dc.contributor.authorLeten, Bart
dc.contributor.authorVan Dyck, Walter
dc.date.accessioned2023-02-10T13:06:49Z
dc.date.available2023-02-10T13:06:49Z
dc.date.issued2023en_US
dc.identifier.issn0033-6807
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/radm.12571
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12127/7161
dc.description.abstractTo fuel the innovation process with high-quality ideas, firms are increasingly soliciting ideas from their employee workforce and involving them in idea contests. During an idea contest employees suggest ideas on a firm-internal, digital idea platform. Once submitted, idea holders can receive constructive feedback from colleagues on their ideas – which has been advanced as positive instrument for stimulating idea improvement and idea quality. Examining three firm-internal, multi-staged idea contests that generated 395 ideas from a global management consulting firm, we examine under what conditions constructive feedback positively influences idea quality. We focus on the hierarchical roles of feedback providers and receivers and the role of feedback overlap (which indicates whether feedback focuses on similar issues). We find that the effect of constructive feedback on idea quality is larger when feedback providers have a higher hierarchical rank, but that this effect does not depend on the hierarchical rank of feedback recipients. Further, we show that (partial) feedback overlap strengthens idea quality. Our results generate new insights for both idea-contributing employees and innovation managers about the important role of managing feedback during idea contests.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherWileyen_US
dc.subjectConstructive Feedbacken_US
dc.subjectFeedbacken_US
dc.titleDoes constructive feedback improve idea quality in idea contests? Exploring the role of hierarchy and feedback overlapen_US
dc.identifier.journalR & D Managementen_US
dc.source.volume53
dc.source.issue3
dc.source.beginpage345
dc.source.endpage363
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Management, Strategy and Innovation, Faculty of Business and Economics, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgiumen_US
dc.contributor.departmentEntrepreneurship Section, School of Economics, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlandsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Marketing and Strategy, Faculty of Business Economics, Hasselt University, Hasselt, Belgiumen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1467-9310
vlerick.knowledgedomainOperations & Supply Chain Managementen_US
vlerick.typearticleVlerick strategic journal articleen_US
vlerick.vlerickdepartmentTOMen_US
dc.identifier.vperid167155en_US
dc.identifier.vperid31183en_US


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