New Frontiers in Open Innovation

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Henry Chesbrough, Wim Vanhaverbeke, Joel West
OUP Oxford, Nov 6, 2014 - Business & Economics - 384 pages
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Companies have to innovate to stay competitive, and they have to collaborate with other organizations to innovate effectively. Although the benefits of "open innovation" have been described in detail before, underlying mechanisms how companies can be successful open innovators have not be understood well. A growing community of innovation management researchers started to develop different frameworks to understand open innovation in a more systematic way. This book provides a thorough examination of research conducted to date on open innovation, as well as a comprehensive overview of what will be the most important, most promising and most relevant research topics in this area during the next decade. "Open Innovation: Researching a new paradigm" (OUP 2006) was the first initiative to bring open innovation closer to the academic community. Open innovation research has since then been growing in an exponential way and research has evolved in different and unexpected directions. As the research field is growing, it becomes increasingly difficult for young (and even experienced scholars) to keep an overview of the most important trends in open innovation research, of the research topics that are most promising for the coming years, and of the most interesting management challenges that are emerging in organizations practicing open innovation. In the spirit of an open approach to innovation, the editors have engaged other scholars and practitioners to contribute some of their interesting insights in this book.Companies have to innovate to stay competitive, and they have to collaborate with other organizations to innovate effectively. Although the benefits of "open innovation" have been described in detail before, mechanisms underlying how companies can be successful "open innovators" have not be understood well. A growing community of innovation management researchers started to develop different frameworks to understand open innovation in a more systematic way.
 

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Contents

Part II Analyzing Open Innovation at Different Levels of Analysis
69
Part III New Application Fields for Open Innovation
133
Part IV Managing and Organizing Open Innovation
189
Part V Conclusions
279

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Henry Chesbrough is Faculty Director of the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of California-Berkeley, an MBA from Stanford University, and a BA from Yale University, summa cum laude. His research focuses on managing technology and innovation. His book, Open Innovation (2003), articulates a new paradigm for organizing and managing R&D. His second book, Open Business Models (2006), extends his analysis of innovation to business models, intellectual property management, and markets for innovation. His third book, Open Services Innovation (2011), explores open innovation in services businesses. Wim Vanhaverbeke is professor at the University of Hasselt. He is also visiting professor at ESADE Business School and the National University of Singapore. He published in several international journals such as Organization Science, Research Policy, California Management Review, Journal of Management Studies, Small Business Economics, Journal of Business Venturing, Technovation. He was co-editor with Henry Chesbrough and Joel West of the book Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm (OUP, 2006). He is a dedicated open innovation researcher collaborating with different partners in universities and companies around the globe. His current research is focusing on open innovation in SMEs, innovation ecosystems and on the implementation of open innovation practices. Joel West is professor of innovation & entrepreneurship at the Keck Graduate Institute School of Applied Life Sciences, after holding a similar position at the San Jose State University College of Business. His research on open innovation includes co-editing both Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm (Oxford, 2006) and a 2014 special issue of Research Policy; he also created and edits the Open Innovation blog (blog.openinnovation.net ). Other research has examined firm platform strategies in open source software and mobile telecommunications. He has published articles in Industry & Innovation, Information Systems Research, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of Technology Transfer, R&D Management, Research Policy and Telecommunications Policy, among other journals.

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