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What Skills and Competences are required to Implement Open Innovation?

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Authors: Podmetina Daria, Hafkesbrink Joachim, Teplov Roman, Dabrowska Justyna, Petraite Monica
Publication year: 2015
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: International Society for Professional Innovation Management's Innovation Conference
Title of parent publication: The XXVI ISPIM Annual Conference Proceedings
Start page: 1
End page: 20
ISBN: 978-952-265-779-4
ISSN: 2243-3376
JUFO-Level of this publication: 0
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication

Once companies open up their innovation process, the internal structures change, the new tasks and challenges emerge, and employees are no longer expected to have technical-scientific or managerial expertise only but in addition, they should possess certain specific competences and skills. However, the description of these required capabilities often remains vague. This paper focuses on the human of open innovation: competences and skills for open innovation professionals. We define knowledge, competences and skills required in open innovation and propose the open innovation specialist profile. In addition, we analysed the differences in open innovation specialist profiles depending on the stage of open innovation implementation in the firm, size of the firm and industry. This research is based on the large-scale European survey, including 528 large, medium, and small companies from 35 countries located in Europe.

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