An Overview of Open Innovation Research
On his website Dr. Marcel Bogers of the University of Southern Denmark presented an overview of recent open innovation research. Bogers presents a forthcoming book chapter he wrote with Henry Chesbrough which gives a general, high-level overview of research on open innovation and further clarifies the concept. The main message here is that open innovation aims at transforming spillovers into knowledge inflows and outflows that can be purposefully managed. A second paper is a review article with Joel West on how firms can leverage external sources of innovation. He presents a process model of obtaining, integrating and commercialization of external sources of innovation, which are combined with interaction mechanisms, as a way to classify the literature.
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