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Inbound or Outbound Open Innovation? Or Both? Adoption Patterns and Concept Perception

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Authors: Teplov Roman, Podmetina Daria, Albats Ekaterina, Dabrowska Justyna
Publication year: 2016
Language: English
Title of parent publication: 3rd Annual World Open Innovation Conference
JUFO-Level of this publication: 0
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication

The decade of open innovation (OI) research has equipped researchers and practitioners with a set of practices of inbound and outbound OI processes. The lack of quantitative evidence limits a possibility to generalise OI strategy to the firm level. In this paper we use the data from 461 European companies collected within the OI-Net project in 2014-2015 for empirical support in structuring companies OI practices and clarifying how companies assess themselves as either OI adopter or non-adopter. In addition, we compare it with the level of de facto OI adoption. Our cluster analysis revealed six types of open innovation strategies. The emergence of six clusters from practically non-adopters to very intensive adopters support the prior evidences on nonexistence of fully open or fully closed innovation model. The identified groups of companies differ not only in terms of intensity of OI adoption, but also in terms of innovation performance, size as well as OI specialisation.

OI-NET / Erasmus (01/01/2015 - 30/09/2016)

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