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
Date Written: January 1, 2012
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
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