Vish Krishnan

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O increasingly seek solutions to their open-ended design problems by employing a contest approach in which search over a solution space is delegated to outside agents. We study this new class of problems, which are costly to specify, pose credibility issues for the focal firm, and require finely tuned awards for meeting the firm’s needs. Through an(More)
Technological advances present rms in many industries with opportunities to substantially improve their product's capabilities in short periods of time. Customers who invest in these products may, however, react adversely to rapid improvements that obsoletes their previous versions by deferring their purchase. In industrial markets, there is an emerging(More)
Global competition and major technological advances cause substantial performance improvements in many product categories including consumer electronics, computers and software. Rapid sequential innovation refers to the situation when firms launch a sequence of products in time whose performance quality improves not only in absolute terms but also in(More)
The rising trend of projects with high-skilled and autonomous contributors increasingly exposes managers to the risk of idiosyncratic individual behaviors. In this paper, we examine the e ects of an important behavioral factor, an individual's cost salience. Cost salience leads individuals to perceive the cost of immediate e ort to be larger than the cost(More)
New technological and product innovations, including some life-saving innovations, conventionally traverse a sequentially downward path of gradually lowering cost and prices which limits their availability to the lower-end of the market for a period of time. In this paper, we focus on the central question of how to achieve inclusive innovation or getting(More)
G the crucial role of process modeling in product development (PD) project management research and practice, and the variety of models proposed in the literature, a survey of the PD process modeling literature is timely and valuable. In this work, we focus on the activity network-based process models that support PD project management and present a(More)
“Release early, release often” is becoming a popular new product introduction strategy in open source software development. We study the influence of release strategies on the download market share of open source projects. Using a panel data set collected from Sourceforge.net, we find that while more frequent releases are associated with better subsequent(More)
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