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“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"
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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.
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Based on my experience, publishing a 15,000 word article in a legitimate scholarly journal will be EXTREMELY difficult.
Both Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (ETP) and Journal of Business Venturing (JBV) are legitimate outlets for your study. However, the competition for publishing space is intense.
Submissions to ETP should be "no more than 40 pages, double-spaced 12-point Times New Roman font, with 1-inch margins."
Meanwhile, the JBV guidelines state that submissions "should not be more than 35 double spaced pages of text in 12 font, which includes title page, abstract (of 100 words or less), tables and figures, but excludes references."
I was not familiar with Business: Theory and Practice (BTP) previously despite my Baltic ancestry coinciding with its 'home'. Its website states that the "main body of text should not exceed 6000–8000 words". BTP also charges 300.00 €s to publish an article.
My apologies for being a pessimist, but I would suggest radically reducing the length of your study report if you want to publish it in a good journal.
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Dear peers,
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!
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Yes, we need entrepreneurship for new technologies in construction. Construction is one of the booming sectors in the economy. Activation of entrepreneurship in the construction sector is an important element of social and economic policy. Yes, we need entrepreneurship for new technologies in construction, especially in the field of green construction technologies, creating new pro-environmental construction technologies, new types of energy-saving building materials in order to develop sustainable construction.
Best regards,
Dariusz Prokopowicz
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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.
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Will you accept from other countries ?
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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:
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You cannot enter the questionnaire
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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?
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I believe that the survival of SMEs depends on their innovation and flexibility.
This is why it is crucial to use all sources to develop new solutions. Especially in this uncertain economic situation caused by the covid pandemic.
In addition, open innovation helps to get a better understanding of the inhibiting changes and to implement processes and the internal market.
I have found a paper that deals with this issue.
Henry Chesbrough, 2020, To recover faster from Covid-19, open up: Managerial implications from an open innovation perspective, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indmarman.2020.04.010
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In order to evaluate the performance of a Crowdsourcing platform from open innovation point of view, what indicators should be considered?
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Dear colleague,
In order to evaluate the performance of a Crowdsourcing platform you may take into consideration some indicators mentionned in the following article:
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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.
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dear Yanica, thanks for your contribution. this is indeed great, although I am included to separate CSR and RI (see attach). but this may definitely be an interesting avenue for further research.
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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.
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Thank you for your interest, Amir. We'll keep this in mind for our next projects. Unfortunately, INNOVENTER ends now and the only remaining activity is to report the results.
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Hello everybody,
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:
(Comments can be made in the upper right corner)
Thank you very much.
Teresa
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Thank you Samiha Chenag I already finished my survey. But thank you for considering taking part.
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I am searching for scientific publications that criticize his approach.
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I do not know of any, but you may want to search for any reference to "embedded innovation and distributed innovation systems" etc., These may not necessarily critique "open innovation" directly, but the essence of it.
My suspicion is that you may also find corollaries in organisational strategy literature as well.
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Hallo zusammen,
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.
Vorstellungsvideo: http://bit.ly/introoi
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.
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,
Teresa Reidt
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Hello Mr. Barbonis,
I understand your point of view and agree, but my target group is the German market, and I thought it would be easier to find experts willing to share their expertise if I contacted them in their native language. But thanks anyway for your feedback. Researchgate is not quite the platform to find these experts, as I am looking for professionals in companies, but I thought that even the chance to find one or two people is worth trying.
Thank you and best regards, Teresa.
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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.
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A friend and former colleague, Letizia Mortara, has explored open innovation and fablabs/makerspaces. I think you'll find her work useful:
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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!
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Hello everyone,
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!
Benedikt
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you might find one of our latest papers useful for the purpose of your research:
I am also writing a more extensive piece on this topic which will cover 3 case studies more in details and also provide a comparison between those 3 hackathons. I would be very much interested on your findings once you have them! Do you think you will be able to share them?
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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.
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You can do innovation through co-creation in order to get good ideas from stakeholders; i.e. co-design, co-production, co-development.
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(in combination with new technology)
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Podrias crear un modelo para el reconocimiento y validacion de las startups u otras empresas de base tecnologica.
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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?
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It sounds like you are using what mixed methods researchers would call a "sequential explanatory" design, where the goal of the follow-up qualitative study is to help understand the results of the previous quantitative study. If so, this would not usually be a good fit with GT because this design is driven by the prior results, rather than usual "theory free" approach that is assumed in GT. One exception would be if you had unexpected results in the quantitative study, so your goal in the qualitative follow-up was largely based on exploration and discovery.
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I am looking for the answer of: How Chinese mode of Triple Helix (university-government-industry) collaboration is different from other countries?
Or
Which thing make unique to Chinese mode of Triple Helix from others?
If possible share some reference paper as well.
Thank you in advance!
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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?
Thank you
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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?
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Firstly, they are entirely different mindsets. Note that Open Innovation is one where innovation is undertaken as a cultural collaborative approach as opposed to innovation being a process. This means, it purports that innovation is open to all aspects of an organization where contributions from a vast array of sources are acceptable (that traditionally will not be possible). It is, in the end, a way to end bottlenecks and pockets-based sources of innovation and make innovation more emergent.
You can refer to the following to know more about Open Innovation:
User Innovation is a completely different strategy because it emphasizes competitive advantages a company has in the market place. If the value proposition has to be used by specific end users, this approach involves the end users in suggesting ways in which these products/services can be bettered. This is expected to add value to the product and the end users are thus equal stakeholders in the creation of value - this process also improves a company's market positioning.
You may read more about it here:
So, I suggest that Open Innovation is one that is emphasized for an organizations' implicit cultural needs whilst User Innovation is an explicit process, more externally oriented to align users as stakeholders in the processes of value creation.
Hope this helps.
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how open innovation influences management control
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An Empirical Study of the Influence of Formalized Management Control Systems on the Use of Open Innovation Practices by Sharlene Sheetal Narayan Biswas
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what are the tasks of management controller in the era of open innovation .?
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You can control this innovation by using innovation Index.
Base on this Annual report you can use data and create your own control
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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!
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Some using patents should have a license. Usually, but not always, patent licenses are recorded in the United States Patent and Trademark Office title registry. You can check here:
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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?
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Checking your profile, I believe OI is the acronym for Open Innovation. Am I right?
As stated by Mr. Munier and Ms. Ghasemi, the acronym may have another meanings.
If it's really Open Innovation, using the principle of opening the creative core of a project to absorb ideas of other project teams within the same organization, or even external teams of other organizations, can deliver an incremental knowledge development and/or discovery about the objectives of the project, promoting the increasing of the quality on its results.
A focal issue for Open Innovation is the development of partnerships with the collaborators, building something that tends to the Ba's concept of Ikujiro Nonaka and Noboru Konno of "Ba", a place or environment conducive to the sharing of knowledge, promoting the emergence of new ideias jointly to the partners (which may be internal or external to the project, to the project organization).
I suggest you to read the paper of Nonaka and Konno:
The concept of "Ba": building a foundation for knowledge creation.
Regards and an excellent continuation on your research.
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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.
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The key would be to clearly define these concepts/terms firms, which is a difficult task. Once we understand what the similarities and differences are then we can start to develop a more indepth understanding of these terms.  I was wondering whether there are any papers that theoretically compare and contrast these terms.
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Dear all,
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"?
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Dear Lorenzo,
NIH syndrome harms the process of acquiring external technologies and knowledge.
Please check our last publication about this.
Regards,
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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
- V-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.
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there is an innovation system platform that allows for interactive collaboration among participants to initiate innovation. Usually in agricultural extension where linkage is fostered along the organizations, farmers, extension officer and the marketers.
this allows for an interaction between all actors therefore allowing innovation to sprout anywhere withing the system not necessarily form the research hubs-that is the conventional ones. 
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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.
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Dear Yifat,
An important event is NIH syndrome that has to do with the informal resistence to use external knowledge. Please check this publication:
Good luck,
Jose
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Open innovation importance in SMEs
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Please look at  the enclosed paper.It is not exactly on SMEs, but contains many fresh ideas and approaches.
Success,
Igor Gurkov
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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.  
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Thank you!
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Hi everyone, 
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.
Thanks,
Juan 
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You might be interested in the attached paper on open innovation alliances and communities.
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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?
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You might be interested in the recent papers:
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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?
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Dear Kim,
very hot topic the last few years the one you chose!
Managers should start thinking and acting as designers i.e. following a more user centered approach, thinking more of the people, being agile i.e. not following a linear approach during projects but one with multiple iterations, embracing risk and failure rather than trying to avoid it, doing small scale experiments in order to test new ideas etc. In the same way designers should understand managers as well as the organizational context in order to be able to help them.
Designers should first research the organization and then provide solutions that are not disruptive, rather than incremental. And by this I mean that the solutions should not try to change everything in the organization but slowly create the conditions for change to flourish. In this context the information system that you mention should be designed taking into consideration both the end users-citizens and the organizational context and activities as well as the needs of employees.
BIBLIOGRAPHY (as a starter):
D. Cooperrider (2010) Managing-as-Designing in an Era of Massive Innovation
MOZOTA B., Design Strategic Value Revisited - A Dynamic Theory for Design as Organizational Function (Chapter Book)
ENEBERG M,. HOLM L.S., Design Thinking and Organizational Development
Should you need anything else let me know ;)
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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.
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Dear Pablo,
There is one  other direction to Symbiose of LL and educational proces in academiy. This is the creation of virtual laboratory. In our Technical University-Sofia, Bulgaria we have already recieved some results in educational process via virtual laboratory.  If You are intersted in, please write to me.
With best regards,
R. Tsankova
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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:
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Dear Robert,
The links you putt in doesn't work on my laptop, perchaps you meant this? https://www.openanalytics.eu/ 
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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?
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Sojung, I've been engaged with researching selfmanagement, selforganization and circularity (incl. its impact on hierarchy, control, innovation and governance) for a number of decades. In my recently published "The Quest for Professionalism", I took stock of the body of knowledge in these areas.  For other overviews, see my TU/e website as well as an entry on the MIX platform.
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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.
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I’m not sure if I completely understood your question: you try to measure the overall openness of a company, or the openness of particular processes or even of projects? From my perspective, a project-specific openness is most reasonable since it depends on a variety of influence factors, such as industry sector, type of innovation object (product, service, PSS, process, etc.), phase of product life cycle, need of secrecy and resources (referring to OI “permeability” of Dahlander&Gann 2010).
Therefore, I’m not sure if you can openness limit down to two parameters. For instance, you could take the variety of OI partners and the intensity of cooperation with them (Laursen and Salter 2006). But then you would probably neglect aspects, such as the general publication of information about the OI project (depending on the specific need of secrecy and strategic relevance of the OI project, in one case only the results of the OI project need to stay secret, in another case its even the existence of the project), or the type of OI partners, which can range from actors from other departments, via network partners to crowds.
Hopefully my ideas are useful, although they are not a clear statement of parameters ;-)
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The purpose of idea screening is to drop poor ideas and select the good ones. How this happen in the real business world?
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I have the following articles in this exact area.  Best Wishes.
Article: A Survey of New Product Evaluation Models
Muammer Ozer
Preview · Article · Dec 1998 · Journal of Product Innovation Management
Article: Managing the Selection Process for New Product Ideas
Muammer Ozer
No preview · Article · Jul 2004 · Research Technology Management
Article: Factors which influence decision making in new product evaluation.
Muammer Ozer
Preview · Article · Jun 2005 · European Journal of Operational Research
Article: Reducing the Demand Uncertainties at the Fuzzy-Front-End of Developing New Online Services
Muammer Ozer
Full-text · Article · Nov 2007 · Research Policy
Article: The roles of product lead-users and product experts in new product evaluation
Muammer Ozer
Full-text · Article · Oct 2009 · Research Policy
Article: The Moderating Roles of Prior Experience and Behavioral Importance in the Predictive Validity of New Product Concept Testing
Muammer Ozer
No preview · Article · Dec 2010 · Journal of Product Innovation Management
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How can Small and Medium- size Enterprises and start-ups benefit from open innovation strategy?
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All great points that have been made here. I would just add that an open innovation strategy will differ by industry sector and often goes hand in hand with the development of an open business model. SMEs are often part of a (social) network and the utility of an open innovation strategy will depend on their surroundings. 
The literature on this topic is constantly increasing, so I would take a look at these for further reference:
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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?
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Yes I believe that open innovation would be a solution for quicker investment returns. Innovation creates quick an awareness for every discovery or invention and it takes an entrepreneur to push through this discovery into practice against all resistance.
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I need some data about open innovation and close innovation paradigm, especially about open innovation indicators.
thanks
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I am writing a paper on open innovation networks. So far I have the attached proceedings paper.
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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?
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I think our paper (written by Jeltje van der Meer-Kooistra and Robert W. Scapens) about product co-development projects can help you with finding an answer to your question. In this paper we describe in detail a product co-development project in which various small parties contribute their knowledge and learn how to become a system supplier rather than a supplier of specific components. This paper will be published in the journal Management Accounting Research in September and is now available on its website. You can also find the paper on Researchgate. The paper is entitled: Governing product co-development projects: the role of minimal structures.
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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!!
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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".
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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 ! ;-)
Thanks
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Spoken in another way, you are dealing with the issue of social effects on online systems and want to somehow moderate these effects.
You could go by traditional crowd wisdom studies aka. Surowiecki (crowd wisdom requires diverse groups, who are independent and have local knowledge) and Jaron Lanier (crowd wisdom idea will only work when crowd does not define the question).
Golub, B., & Jackson, M. O. (2010). Naive learning in social networks and the wisdom of crowds. American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 112-149. has a nice model using DeGroot learning that theorizes how wisdom can occur when independence cannot be controlled (ie. in almost every crowdsourcing case). It would be interesting to conduct an experiment to test interfaces using this model as an evaluative tool.
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I want an up to date literature overview about OI in SMEs. thx
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Hi Wim,
Hope you can find a proper work.
In a case of doing it from scratch, it wouldn't be a hassle! We designed a toolkit where it is possible to do a bibliometric analysis and citation analysis with big literature data coming from Web of Knowledge. You can find the instructions of using it on this Link: https://sites.google.com/site/bibliometricdatavisualization/instructions
If you concern the usage for other data sources such as Scopos or google scholar, I have some solutions indeed you can contact me for more info.
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Do you think this research question make sense for master thesis.
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This is a wide topic. It is valid for a thesis. I expect the answer to be more complex than you think as additive manufacturing not only influences the location of production, but also allows different product design solutions. For example, Lego is investigating how printed dies allow faster cooling as they have more complex internal structures. 
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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!
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I think there is a discrepancy between the concept of Open Innovation in economics and
in linguistic . Here, to my mind, is an interesting twisting of the very function of language. According to Jacobson's model the sentence " open innovation" has an informative function but Henry Chesbrough was able to transform its function into the aesthetic and consequently he literally objectified language and made it fulfill his aesthetic propaganda. Apart from concluding that Jacobson's model is flexible from the outside ( the user) ,this very instance proves that Heidegger was wrong. We are not prisoners of our own language-actually that are various instances where we can get out of the system and return very quickly. In other words we can leave the system for a short while but we are doomed to return to our prison. 
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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.
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Hello Kashyap,
Implementation of Bootlegging process is similar to R&D or New Product Process or can be considered as pre-process to the above mentioned.
The difference is an Individual or a team who is motivated with that particular innovative idea work secretly and develop a concept. This concept development is carried out through an  informal brain storming session (collecting expert opinion informally). Then working model or prototype is developed with available resource. For developing these prototypes, In some companies resources are provided for individual to carry out experimental research. These projects are even termed as pet projects, parallel research. The resources allocated for these projects are not formally allocated, so they don't appear on any action plan or checklists.
Once the prototype is ready and serves the basic application, a proposal is drafted and forwarded to top management for approval. Then the standard process of New product is followed (Idea Screening - Concept Development - Project Evaluation - Development - Launch).
You can refer the following :
Knight, K., 1967, A Descriptive Model of the Intra-Firm Innovation Process, in The Journal of Business, Vol.40, pp. 478–496
Augsdorfer, P., 1996, Forbidden Fruit: an analysis of bootlegging, uncertainty, and learning in corporate R&D, Aldershot
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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?
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The following paper examines the management of innovation networks involving stakeholders from firms, government and university: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0019850109001278
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Anybody interested in discussing possible collaboration?
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Yes, Horizon 2020 is "an EU thing". I have not noticed big enthusiasm for collaboration among RG members. Ought to be higher level of interest for that.
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Specifically, as compared with the United States or Britain. Is Japan successful?
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Sean,
OTW, I'd say that academic technology transfer in Japan is excellent. The entire system is heavily controlled and monitored by the Ministry of Education, even though there are hundreds of private universities, so that much of the funding for research comes from government, with a certain amount of corporate and other funding in some fields, notably science and engineering. This means that there is often a requirement to undertake research that will have some clear public benefit.
It's out of my own field, but senior academics in the sciences often maintain their own labs, often with large teams of undergrad and postgrad researchers, and often undertaking corporate or government sponsored research which is designed to feed directly back to society (or the corporate sponsor). In this case, the students working in the lab often find employment in the same corporate sponsors.
Arguably, there aren't many areas in Japan that are truly 'publish or perish' either, so serious researchers have more freedom to undertake practical research in addition to research for publication.
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Does someone have a recently updated overview of the Open Innovation academic literature?
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You may also want to check: West & Bogers (2013): Leveraging External Sources of Innovation: A Review of Research on Open Innovation (JPIM, forthcoming)
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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?
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Depends what type of innovation system you are interested in looking at? There is a vast body of literature on regional innovation systems (RIS) and also on technological innovation systems (TIS). The national innovation system (NIS) perspective is not a prime focus of current academic debate I would say; it has received much attention in the past and - at least for Europe - policy makers also seem to have shifted their focus to RIS and TIS.
Can you paint us a picture on your specific interests?
Personally, I would be particularly interested in comparative studies on differences on the micro-level relationships in any of these types of innovation systems between the US and EU. So, at the level of individuals, as I think scholars often neglect to consider the role of individual agents (recently I read about this notion also in a paper presented at ERSA 2012 Bratislava by Tödtling & Trippl, although they don't go into depth).
Currently I am doing a PhD project within the theme of "the role of higher educational institutions in regional innovation systems". There is already a lot available on technology transfer and such in US vs. EU innovation systems.
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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
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many thanks for your help. I have already read the Lewis article; and i am seeking for Raisch an Birlinshaw. Best