Open innovation research, management and practice

Tidd, Joe (2014) Open innovation research, management and practice. Series on technology management, 23 . Imperial College Press, London. ISBN 9781783262809

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Book
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labour > HD0028 Management. Industrial Management > HD0045 Technological innovations. Automation
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labour > HD0028 Management. Industrial Management
Depositing User: Joseph Tidd
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2014 08:45
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2014 08:54
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/47299

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