Testing the Schumpeterian Hypotheses on an Open Innovation Framework

23 Pages Posted: 2 Jan 2012

See all articles by Francesco Domenico Sandulli

Francesco Domenico Sandulli

UCM-Orange Chair, Complutense University of Madrid

Jose Fernandez-Mendez

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Antonio Rodriguez-Duarte

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jose I. Lopez-Sanchez

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: January 2, 2012

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to explore the unclear relationship between industry structure and Open Innovation.

The focus of the study is on firms that received external help to develop their products or that helped third parties in developing their products. The hypotheses were tested on a large panel of more than 7,000 firms using Generalized Estimating Equations.

The results show that Open Innovation adoption is positively related to technology complexity and market uncertainty while it is negatively related to market concentration. Larger firms are more likely to adopt Open Innovation strategies.

The research makes an important contribution to the literature by examining on a large sample of firms the moderating effects of industry concentration, industry research and development intensity and the technology life cycle stage on the adoption of Open Innovation.

Keywords: Cooperation, Innovation, Alliances, Industry Competitiveness, Product Innovation, Patents, Research and Development

JEL Classification: O31, O32

Suggested Citation

Sandulli, Francesco Domenico and Fernandez-Mendez, Jose and Rodriguez-Duarte, Antonio and Lopez-Sanchez, Jose I., Testing the Schumpeterian Hypotheses on an Open Innovation Framework (January 2, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1978403 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1978403

Francesco Domenico Sandulli (Contact Author)

UCM-Orange Chair, Complutense University of Madrid ( email )

Carretera de Humera s/n
Madrid, Madrid 28223
Spain

Jose Fernandez-Mendez

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Antonio Rodriguez-Duarte

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Jose I. Lopez-Sanchez

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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