Case Studies on Open Innovation in ICT

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  • Alberto Di Minin
  • Chiara Eleonora De Marco
  • Cristina Marullo
  • Andrea Piccaluga
  • Maral Mahdad
  • Andrea Paraboschi
The study builds upon 13 case studies of innovative ICT and ICT-enabled European companies. These 13 case studies include four large companies and nine SMEs. The aim of the study is to assess the impact of Open Innovation strategies on companies’ innovation procedures and to highlight the role of ICT in Open Innovation processes. The Open Innovation (OI) paradigm is broadly defined as the shift from a traditional closed and controlled R&D and innovation environment towards open and flexible models (Chesbrough 2003, Chesbrough and Crowther, 2006; Gassman and Enkel, 2004; Enkel et al. 2009). An Open Innovation strategy (OIS) aims to redefine the boundaries between the company and its surrounding environment, making the firm more porous and embedded in loosely-coupled networks of different actors, collectively and individually working towards creating and commercializing new knowledge....
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2016
Number of pages104
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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