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How do large multinational companies implement open innovation?

Mortara, L and Minshall, T (2011) How do large multinational companies implement open innovation? Technovation, 31. pp. 586-597. ISSN 0166-4972

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Abstract

This paper addresses a major gap in reported research on open innovation (OI): how do companies implement open innovation? To answer this question a sample of 43 cross-sector firms were reviewed for their OI implementation approaches. The study analyzed how firms moved from practising closed to open innovation, classifying the adoption path according to the impetus for the adoption of the OI paradigm and the coordination of the OI implementation. The way firms adopted OI was found to vary according to (1) their innovation requirements, (2) the timing of the implementation and (3) their organizational culture. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Case studies Open innovation (OI) Open innovation implementation Organizational change Organizational culture
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div E > Strategy and Policy
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 11:21
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2014 01:21
DOI: 10.1016/j.technovation.2011.05.002