The Role of Information Technology in Enabling Open Innovation
The Cirano website reported that the role of information technology in the innovation process has been extensively studied in the literature, and it has been found that IT, in general, has significant contributing role in this process. However, there is scant literature on the influence of IT on open innovation specifically and how IT can support this approach and result in more innovation outputs. A close look at the recommended processes for open innovation suggests that IT can play an influential role in many aspects. It is argued that theorizing and investigating IT at a finer level of analysis than general IT entities, such as IT investment and IT capability, provide a richer understanding of the complexities of this role.
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