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Organizational Capabilities: The Truth about Open Innovation Adopters and Non-Adopters


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Publication Details
Authors: Dabrowska Justyna, Teplov Roman, Albats Ekaterina, Podmetina Daria, Lopez-Vega Henry
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

Abstract
As organisational capabilities are important for innovation, this paper studies the specific innovation capabilities that foster open innovation. Based on a survey of 432 European firms we distinguish three groups of companies: open innovation adopters, planners and non-adopters according to their self-assessed status in order to analyse the differences between their organisational capabilities. Our results indicate that OI planners and adopters show similarity in the level of their organizational capabilities towards external collaborations as well as managing the inbound knowledge flow. In addition, we argue that the real difference between them lay in the establishment of purposive organizational practices, processes and supporting mechanisms to foster knowledge in and out flows, within and outside of the company boundaries. We expect that this focus will further improve the understanding of how open innovation needs to be managed and organized.

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

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