Knowledge Sharing in Open Innovation: An Overview of Theoretical Perspectives on Collaborative Innovation

OPEN INNOVATION AT FIRMS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATIONS: TECHNOLOGIES FOR VALUE CREATION, Chapter 1, pp. 1-14, Carmen de Pablos Heredero and David López, eds., IGI Global, Hershey, PA, 2012

13 Pages Posted: 11 Jun 2011 Last revised: 30 Apr 2013

Marcel Bogers

University of Copenhagen - Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO)

Date Written: January 1, 2012

Abstract

Open innovation has received an increasing amount of attention from innovation scholars and practitioners alike. As a specific type of open innovation, collaborative innovation combines knowledge inflows and outflows and is thus at the core of open innovation. To better understand this coupled process of open innovation, this chapter provides an overview of the theoretical perspectives on open collaborative innovation. In particular, knowledge sharing is considered as a main driver of successful collaborative innovation. Accordingly, the chapter reviews some of the main trends in practices and theories related to open collaborative innovation. The main purpose is to provide an overview of the main perspectives on collaborative knowledge sharing within established economic organization and strategic management theories. Thus, by providing a more solid theoretical basis for future work in open innovation, this chapter contributed to the theory behind open innovation, which in turn can be used to inform open innovation practices.

Keywords: Open innovation, Collaboration, Alliance, Co-creation, Knowledge, Theory

Suggested Citation

Bogers, Marcel, Knowledge Sharing in Open Innovation: An Overview of Theoretical Perspectives on Collaborative Innovation (January 1, 2012). OPEN INNOVATION AT FIRMS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATIONS: TECHNOLOGIES FOR VALUE CREATION, Chapter 1, pp. 1-14, Carmen de Pablos Heredero and David López, eds., IGI Global, Hershey, PA, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1862536

Marcel Bogers (Contact Author)

University of Copenhagen - Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO) ( email )

Unit for Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Management
Rolighedsvej 25
Copenhagen, 1958
Denmark

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