eBook Open Innovation Research, Management And Practice, 1st Edition

  • Published By: Imperial College Press
  • ISBN-10: 1783262818
  • ISBN-13: 9781783262816
  • DDC: 658.514
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 456 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released January 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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The concept of open innovation has become increasingly popular in the management and policy literature on technology and innovation. However, despite the large volume of empirical work, many of the prescriptions being proposed are fairly general and not specific to particular contexts and contingencies. The proponents of open innovation are universally positive but research suggests that the specific mechanisms and outcomes of open innovation models are very sensitive to context and contingency. This is not surprising because the open or closed nature of innovation is historically contingent and does not entail a simple shift from closed to open as often suggested in the literature. Research has shown that patterns of innovation differ fundamentally by sector, firm and strategy. Therefore, there is a need to examine the mechanisms that help to generate successful open innovation. In this book, the authors contribute to a shift in the debate from potentially misleading general prescriptions, and provide conceptual and empirical insights into the precise mechanisms and potential limitations of open innovation research and management practice.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction: Why We Need a Tighter Theory and More Critical Research on Open Innovation.
2: Taxonomies and Modes.
3: Different Modes of Open Innovation: A Theoretical Framework and an Empirical Study.
4: Advancing a Typology of Open Innovation.
5: How to Balance Open and Closed Innovation: Strategy and Culture as Influencing Factors.
6: Context and Contingencies.
7: The Role of Open Innovation in Dynamic Environments.
8: A Conceptual Model of Open Innovation for New Product Development Projects: Towards a Contingency Theory.
9: Open Service Innovation: The Influences of Project Novelty.
10: Exploring the use of Open Innovation in Processes, Products and Services.
11: Managing Open Innovation in Multinational Enterprises: Combining Open Innovation and R&D Globalization Literature.
12: Sector and Industry Studies.
13: Measuring the Impact of Inbound Open Innovation Practices on Performance in Services.
14: Generativity and Innovation in Smartphone Ecosystems.
15: Toward a Dynamic Perspective on Open Innovation: A Longitudinal Assessment of the Adoption of Internal and External Innovation Strategies in the Netherlands.
16: Investigating Inter-Industry Differences in the Implementation of Open Innovation.
17: Limitations and Constraints of Open Innovation.
18: Open Innovation: Old Ideas in a Fancy Tuxedo Remedy a False Dichotomy.
19: Not for Everybody: Why Some Organisations Benefit More from Open Innovation than Others.
20: Positive and Negative Dynamics of Open Innovation.