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Where Lies the Difference between Open Innovation Adopters and Non-Adopters?

Publication Details
Authors: Dabrowska Justyna, Teplov Roman, Albats Ekaterina, Podmetina Daria, Lopez-Vega Henry
Publisher: Academy of Management
Publication year: 2017
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Academy of Management annual meeting proceedings
Title of parent publication: Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2017
Journal acronym: AOM
ISSN: 0065-0668
eISSN: 2151-6561
JUFO-Level of this publication: 0
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication


Based on a survey of 454 Europe-based companies, we explore the differences in implementation of open innovation (OI) activities and organizational level capabilities of companies representing five stages of self-assessed adoption of OI including non-adopters. Our results indicate that difference between the intensity of OI activities’ adoption can be clearly recognized in case of extreme groups’ comparison (e.g. experienced adopters vs. non-adopters) only. Moreover, our results show that the true difference between companies lay in establishment of particular organizational practices and supporting mechanisms to foster knowledge inflows and outflows, discovering external and unlocking internal paths to markets. Thus, this study contributes to the ongoing research on the process of open innovation implementation and its supporting mechanisms.

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