Open Innovation - Science topic
“Open innovation is a paradigm that assumes that firms can and should use external ideas as well as internal ideas, and internal and external paths to market, as the firms look to advance their technology"
Questions related to Open Innovation
Would you please share your experience from where I can collect firm-level green patent citations for green innovation? Please mention the name of the source ( I prefer free one).
The article is a qualitative study on open innovation practices adopted in the developing countries but is a bit long for most journals that I know of. Please suggest any good journal in this field that accept a little longer version of articles.
we are all aware of inefficiencies and waste (time, material, talent) in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) sector. We also do know that we need to increase overall productivity and quality while reducing costs. But is it possible in the "status quo", using existing processes, materials and tools?
New technologies have demonstrated technical feasibility in R&D (both in Academia and Industry). Yet, there seems little demand from the market itself. How is that - are we lacking appropriate business model design, technology transfer capabilities or modes of open innovation?
Do we need entrepreneurship for these new technologies in construction?
Happy to hear your opinion!
Hello, my dear network!
We are looking out for experts in the fields of #Open_innovation and #digital_Transformation. Ideally, with interests in the areas of #hospitality and #tourism_management. We are surveying open innovation adoption in #Morocco. We require inputs from researchers and executives with substantial knowledge of open innovation.
In order to evaluate the performance of Crowdsourcing platforms from open innovation point of view, we have prepared a questionnaire which only takes 4-7 minutes to fill.
I would really appreciate it if anyone with expertise in Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing submit their response.
You can find the questionnaire through the link below:
The Coronavirus disease has severely affected the global economy, particularly damaging small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
In this context, can Open Innovation be a business resilience strategy for SMEs?
To create a sustainable future, innovations are needed that integrate socio-ethical issues. Responsible innovation provides a method for managing these issues, and tries to ensure that innovation is conducted for and with society. The application of responsible innovation in industry contexts, where many of these innovations are developed, is limited by challenges related to dominant business logics, stakeholder management problems and resource constraints. Open innovation is an approach more commonly employed within industry contexts, which involves activities that overlap with responsible innovation dimensions and practices. This means that open innovation could represent a way to integrate the management of socio-ethical factors into industry contexts in a less disruptive and costly way. I would like to discuss opportunities and barriers to integrate both concepts. We have written a first exploratory article on this topic (see attachment), but I would like to learn from other viewpoints and also other disciplines, as much more conceptual and empirical work is needed.
Hello, I would be happy to participate in this project and have a contributory role as my major field as a PhD graduate is in Open Innovation in SMEs and currently focusing on study and research in IR4, and digital technologies, smart innovation such as OI and Crowdsourcing.
I need feedback on my survey before I publish it. I would be happy if someone could test it first. The survey is (unfortunately) in German. It is about competencies of founders in Open Innovation partnerships. I would be very grateful for any help.
Click here to go to the survey:
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Thank you very much.
ich schreibe aktuell meine Abschlussarbeit über das Thema Open Innovation. Konkret beschäftige ich mich mit den Kompetenzen, die Startup-Gründer benötigen, um für Open Innovation Projekte mit etablierten Unternehmen ausgewählt zu werden.
Ich wende mich an Sie, da ich Ihre Unterstützung brauche! Ich führe aktuell eine Umfrage durch für die ich Teilnehmer benötige. Das Ganze dauert max. 10 min. Arbeiten Sie in Open Innovation Projekten mit Startups zusammen oder kennen Menschen die es tun? Dann nehmen Sie doch bitte teil bzw. teilen Sie mein Anliegen mit Ihrem Netzwerk.
Zur Umfrage: http://bit.ly/surveyoi
Meine ewige Dankbarkeit ist Ihnen und allen Teilnehmern gewiss, sowie die Ergebnisse, welche ich gerne allen im Anschluss zukommen lasse. Ich hoffe, Sie können mir dabei helfen meine Abschlussarbeit erfolgreich durchzuführen.
Vielen Dank und viele Grüße,
Fablabs are spaces for working with a team in processes of innovation and co creation, but they're not mentioned specifically most of the time when open innovation is discussed. I do think that the concept of Fablab's definitely has the potential to be the heart of open innovation innitiatives, but is it currently? I'd really like to read your insights and your opinions.
I'm working on my final thesis too about Open Innovation, I'd love to know how you're doing and what's your focus. Since we're both working on OI, I think collaboration might be a good idea, so let me know if you would like to share knowledge. Best regards!
I am right now working on my masters thesis in the contest of the innovation challenges/contests.
Do you have any recommendations about the latest general theoretical framework(s) to describe the concept of this growing phenomenon and its boundaries?
Right now the most accurate and on point one I found is this: Adamczyk, S., Bullinger, A. C., & Möslein, K. M. (2012). Innovation contests: A review, classification and outlook. Creativity and Innovation Management, 21(4), 335-360.
Thank you very much for your time!
There are two terms in user-centered design always confusing me: co-creation and innovation. I would like to know the main differences between them? Further, there are some other related terms to them such as: co-design, co-production, crowdsourcing, mass customization.
I'm working on the issue of Open Innovation Mechanisms in Iran(using mixed method), which, in my area of study, there is no adequate case for deep case study. At first I test the existence of a relationship between the innovative performance of the companies studied and the use of open innovation mechanism with a quantitative method.
Now How can I explain the details, components and other factors around this simple quantified model?
I am looking for the answer of: How Chinese mode of Triple Helix (university-government-industry) collaboration is different from other countries?
Which thing make unique to Chinese mode of Triple Helix from others?
If possible share some reference paper as well.
Thank you in advance!
Dear all, I am looking to see more literature review related with open innovation particularly viewed using service perspective or system view. Can you suggest me more literature in this topic?
From an outlook of the definitions given by Eric Von Hippel and other literatures, User Innovation is an innovation based on the creation novel products or refinement of existing products by users, which according to most articles (users) are only keen on benefitting from utilizing their new products or modifications without having a vivid intention for profit. This in particular can be likened to open innovation. So are there any differences between User Innovation and Open Innovation?
Tesla Motors open sourced their patents in 2014.
I would like to investigate:
1) Has Teslas performance changed due to that (positively/negativly)?
2) Which companies took advantage of that?
3) What are the motives for companies to refuse the use of Teslas patents?
Thank you in advance!
Thanks for your answers, Yes OI is stands for open innovation. I exactly mean integrating these 2 concept. How we can manage OI projects? What concepts, tools, methods or even a knowledge area do we need to better come up with these OI projects? How things get different comparing to the close innovation projects? And how we should manage it?
Over the last two decades, several popular concepts have emerged in the management research. These concepts include open innovation, crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, and frugal innovation. I have the honor to witness the rise of these concepts and contribute in all these research fields. See the attached file which show the growth of the publications on these topics. The figures are based on searching results using each concept as search word limiting in the title of the articles
Open innovation had been the hottest topic in the last decade, I assume. Many top-notch scholars published papers on open innovation. Crowdsourcing is a popular concept. However, there is a limited number of articles on crowdsourcing in top journals. Crowdfunding is a very recently emerged concept that is growing its popularity at an exponential rate. Frugal innovation as a concept has yet to get adequate attention from the scholars. The fate of some these concepts depends on the nature of data. For example, it is easier to collect data to pursue quantitative research on crowdfunding while it is almost impossible to collect data to conduct quantitative research on frugal innovation.
These four concepts have advanced our knowledge, but they have also confused us as well. It seems that crowdfunding will continue its popularity. I assume both open innovation and crowdsourcing will lose their luster in the long run. Frugal innovation will grow at a steady pace.
I would be happy know what is your take on these and other concepts of the management field from the research lens.
The recent literature has stressed on the relevant role that technology acquisition is of foremost importance to sustain internal innovation activities, which is in line with the open innovation paradigm. In detail, I refer to firms that buy external technologies.
However, I was wondering if and why companies are engaged in continuous technology acquisition. In other words, many companies have acquired at least one external solution. But, to what extent they continue to rely on technology acquisition after they have tried it for the first time? Do you have statistics saying something like "firms tend to acquire only one (or few) technology" or, conversely, "firms usually tend to continue to acquire technologies after that they have acquired the first one"?
I am exploring platform design methodologies.
Since the term "platform" has diverse meaning and is being used in diverse areas, the focus of platform design methodologies also seems to vary.
From the business perspective,
- Platform design toolkit (http://platformdesigntoolkit.com/toolkit/)
- Platform revolution (although this book seems to introduce the key components and key functions rather than suggesting a step-by-step platform design method)
Meanwhile, from the software development perspective,
- waterfall model
- Agile software development
have been found.
I wonder if there are other platform design methods which can be used in developing a platform to facilitate the participation and collaboration of people in open innovation or crowdsourcing projects.
Would appreciate some good references to researches you are aware of regarding the contribution of informal open innovation events / setups such as hackathons, meetups, unconferences etc. to the formation and sustainability of innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem?
Thank you very much in advance.
I am doing my research in the factors that motivate the crowdfunders to invest in reward based crowdfunding projects. I am looking for a scale to measure the motivation for investors. Please provide the solution for the same.
I'm a student at Business Academy Aarhus working on a project linked to Instant Entrepreneurship and Crowdthinking, while I have analysed certain trends that indicate early signs for a potential expanding industry it seems that the majority of the papers or sources cover Crowdsourcing vs Crowdthinking.
I'd appreciate any guidelines on this matter.
In my knowledge, open innovation is kind of "theoretical", it tells firms to open their organizational boundaries and cooperate with others. But how to choose the alliance? It seems that innovation in practice still relies on fairly random incidents, rather than being the result of clearly defined measurement procedures. For example, if it is possible to quantify some key factors to support deciding which alliance is more suitable?
I am working on my research about collaboration platform development for social innovation.
The question was initiated from the exploration on open innovation or crowdsourcing approach for social innovation.
According to literature review, organizational context should be considered in developing information systems for distributed innovation, and organizational design researchers are also introducing the new organization design architectures for open innovation.
In this context, my interest in "the role of designers in social innovation" was extended to "the role of designers in organization design for open innovation."
I have found some articles which claim the significance of design thinking or design approach in management, but most of them are from management field. They usually imply that "managers need to adopt the advantages of design thinking or design approach" rather than "designers should contribute to organization design in their own unique way." I would like to find some evidence to support my research direction.
How could designers contribute to organization design?
I am researching about Living Labs as both research and business model and I want to know more if there is some form of synergy between the academic production and the design of commercially viable products, and how the open innovation (that the Living Lab provides by scientific publishing among other activities), impact the business model positively or negatively.
Also, It would be nice to know what happens when you compare it to closed innovation models or other iterative models that do not have an evident academic layer inside (like User Experience, Lean Startup or Customer Development).
Thank you for your answers and / or references in advance.
I want to introduce Open Analytix (www.open-analytix.com).
The idea behind Open Analytix was born in the Technical University of Dresden (Germany) by 4 Graduates.
Open Analytix will offer a variety of sophisticated challenges in the fields of applied mathematics and intelligent data analysis.
In the first challenge, an e-commerce company is looking for an algoithm to assign articles trough their product discriptions into several categories.
The research area is the field of text mining, information retrieval.
Everybody is allowed to take part in the challenge. More information can be found here:
As many organizations are taking open innovation or crowdsourcing as their new strategies, their organization design also need to be adjusted to support their strategic changes. As I understood, such self-organizing organizations should be designed by different approach from the traditional organization design. That is, the activities of members should be encouraged by designing the protocols and environment of organizations rather than directly controlled in a hierarchical structure. When the members are perceived as the user of protocols and working environment of an organization, it can be inferred that the participatory design can contribute to improving organizational design.
In this context, I wonder if there are any previous studies on organizational design methods or tools to support the participation of organization members in designing their own organizations. If not, would the attempts to develop such organization design methodologies be necessary or helpful for improving the performance of organizations undertaking open innovation or crowdsourcing?
I have found parameters related to the SME. What I am looking for is general parameters to measure the degree of openess of the open innovation process no matter the size of the company. I would be very glad to have your views on the subject. Recommended references would be very useful too.
The purpose of idea screening is to drop poor ideas and select the good ones. How this happen in the real business world?
Taking into account the evident shortage in financial resources, the increasing request for quicker investment returns and its misalignment with Drug discovery timelines. Will Open Innovation be a solution for the Pharma industry? and what should the model/strategy for OI be?
Small firms mostly encounter the challenge of promoting innovations due to their limited resources. Accelerating the transfer of knowledge from external sources, knowledge spillovers enable the firms to acquire new knowledge and recognize invaluable opportunities. Thus, the utilization of knowledge spillovers would bring various beneficial consequences in all stages of open innovation process such as low cost knowledge acquisition, recognizing the opportunities of partnership, finding new ideas of commercializing unexploited technologies and adopting new methods of managing incentives and controls. However the spillover of knowledge would be available for all the competitors, only those strategically allocate their capabilities to explore new knowledge and exploit their innovations could gain more advantages.
In this regards, some interesting questions would arise:
1) What kind of institutional mechanisms can promote open innovation through strategic use of knowledge spillovers?
2) How can firms decrease the cost of openness by utilizing knowledge spillovers?
3) How would knowledge spillovers lead firms to integrate different forms of openness in order to experience the growth?
4) How can knowledge spillovers provide new ways for the firms to work with external actors?
5) How can knowledge spillovers widen the search breath and accelerate the process of scanning for the external expertise?
6) How can firms benefit from knowledge spillovers through different forms of open innovation such as Acquiring, Sourcing, Selling and Revealing?
I am doing a research on the use of crowdsourcing and social media for service and product development in the hospitality industry (hotel).
Please help me in finding good articles and journals about this topic.
Thank you so much for your help!!
I'm doing a thesis on this issue and I have not found many studies about open innovation and its relationship with industry associations. If you want to see my project, you can look at my profile, its name is "The role of industry associations as drivers of strategic management of innovation in industry".
Crowds evaluate contributions.
It seems that "likes" are mainly social grooming stuff, not really good predictor of content quality. At least it shows "popularity", but the link between popularity and quality is not evident.
Stars and more complex scales seems better (Riedl et al 2010). But I didn't find literature about new options (e.g. emotional icons).
Any idea ? I'll give you at least 4 stars ! ;-)
Me: a hard believer in linguistic analysis as a tool to discover why processes don't go the way we want them to go and presuming that there are a lot of taboos in talking business in OI (maybe to maintain 'face' (Goffman))
The work field: sees a lot of problems trying to get (potential) partners to speak up about their expectations and contributions in an OI collaboration, feels things can improve a lot in order to achieve a higher succes ratio for projects
The professor: things may not be that problematic and simple managerial skills and courses may solve, what is is essentially, a lack of assertiveness
You: good references, sources, ideas that will support either of the three views
Thank you a lot for thinking along!
Bootlegging is a process wherein employees of a firm work(15-20% time) on a personal, often secret, project and later reveal it to the top management.
Examples: 3M post it notes, gmail of Google. I am interested in knowing how they implement this and allocate resources for such projects.
I'm involved in an FP7 project bringing together different types of stakeholders to start innovation networks around some intriging applications of SSL (let's say LEDs). Are there any excellent papers / books about the management and organisation of innovation networks beyond what Nambisan & Sawhney (AMP 2011), Iansiti and Levien (the keystone advantage), and Adner (the wide lens) have been advocating?
For an envisioned two year research project on innovation systems, aiming at formulating research-based policy recommendations to the EU, my colleagues and I are discussing how to critically examine innovation systems in the US and draw lessons for the EU. Where do you see necessity and benefit of further research in the field of innovation policies? From the macro to the micro-level - What perspective should the research team take? What would be a promising starting point - in your view - to examine the differences and commonalities between innovation systems in the US and the EU? What are fascinating case studies of innovation systems to look into?
I am studying organizational design through paradoxes perspective and especially analyzing how space differentiation contribute to solving paradoxes. Space differentiation is one the tactics proposed by Van de Van and Poole (1988), among others, to deal with paradoxes. However, I have found few articles which especially focus on this tactic. Could you propose me some references? Thanks. Corinne Grenier, Euromed Management, France