The Open Innovation Research Landscape: Established Perspectives and Emerging Themes across Different Levels of Analysis

Industry and Innovation, 2017 Forthcoming

49 Pages Posted: 5 Aug 2016 Last revised: 9 Nov 2016

Marcel Bogers

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

Ann-Kristin Zobel

ETH Zurich

Allan Afuah

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Corporate Strategy and International Business; University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business

Esteve Almirall

ESADE Business School

Sabine Brunswicker

Purdue University - Research Center for Open Digital Innovation (RCODI); Purdue University - Discovery Park

Linus Dahlander

ESMT European School of Management and Technology

Lars Frederiksen

University of Aarhus - School of Business and Social Sciences

Annabelle Gawer

University of Surrey

Marc Gruber

Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne - MTEI

Stefan Haefliger

ETH Zürich - Department of Management, Technology, and Economics (D-MTEC)

John Hagedoorn

Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics

Dennis Hilgers

JKU Linz | Institute for Public and Nonprofit Management; RWTH Aachen University - Technology and Innovation Management Group

Keld Laursen

Copenhagen Business School - Department of Industrial Economics & Strategy (IVS)

Mats Magnusson

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Ann Majchrzak

University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business

Ian P. McCarthy

Simon Fraser University (SFU) - Beedie School of Business

Kathrin M. Moeslein

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg; HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

Satish Nambisan

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Frank T. Piller

RWTH Aachen University

Agnieszka Radziwon

University of Southern Denmark

Cristina Rossi Lamastra

Politecnico di Milano

Jonathan Sims

Babson College - Management Division

Anne L. J. Ter Wal

Imperial College Business School

Date Written: June 26, 2016

Abstract

This paper provides an overview of the main perspectives and themes emerging in research on open innovation. The paper is the result of a collaborative process among several open innovation scholars — having a common basis in the recurrent Professional Development Workshop (PDW) on “Researching Open Innovation” at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. In this paper, we present opportunities for future research on open innovation, organized at different levels of analysis. We discuss some of the contingencies at these different levels, and argue that future research needs to study open innovation — originally an organizational-level phenomenon — across multiple levels of analysis. While our integrative framework allows comparing, contrasting, and integrating different perspectives at different levels of analysis, further theorizing will be needed to advance open innovation research. On this basis, we propose some new research categories as well as questions for future research — particularly those that span across research domains that have so far developed in isolation.

Keywords: Open Innovation, Review, Research, Theory, Contingencies, Knowledge, Collaboration

Suggested Citation

Bogers, Marcel and Zobel, Ann-Kristin and Afuah, Allan and Almirall, Esteve and Brunswicker, Sabine and Dahlander, Linus and Frederiksen, Lars and Gawer, Annabelle and Gruber, Marc and Haefliger, Stefan and Hagedoorn, John and Hilgers, Dennis and Laursen, Keld and Magnusson, Mats and Majchrzak, Ann and McCarthy, Ian P. and Moeslein, Kathrin M. and Nambisan, Satish and Piller, Frank T. and Radziwon, Agnieszka and Rossi Lamastra, Cristina and Sims, Jonathan and Ter Wal, Anne L. J., The Open Innovation Research Landscape: Established Perspectives and Emerging Themes across Different Levels of Analysis (June 26, 2016). Industry and Innovation, 2017 Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2817865 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2817865

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

Ann-Kristin Zobel

ETH Zurich

Switzerland

Allan Afuah

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Corporate Strategy and International Business ( email )

701 Tappan Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States

University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business ( email )

701 Tappan Street
Ann Arbor, MI MI 48109
United States

Esteve Almirall

ESADE Business School ( email )

Av. de Pedralbes, 60-62
Barcelona, 08034
Spain

Sabine Brunswicker

Purdue University - Research Center for Open Digital Innovation (RCODI) ( email )

207 S Martin Jischke Dr.
West Lafayette, IN 47906
United States

Purdue University - Discovery Park ( email )

United States

Linus Dahlander

ESMT European School of Management and Technology ( email )

Schlossplatz 1
10117 Berlin
Germany

Lars Frederiksen

University of Aarhus - School of Business and Social Sciences ( email )

Bartholins Allé 10
Building 1327, room 222
DK-8000 Aarhus, 8000
Denmark

Annabelle Gawer

University of Surrey ( email )

Guildford, Surrey GU2 8DN
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.surrey.ac.uk/sbs/people/annabelle_gawer/

Marc Gruber

Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne - MTEI ( email )

Odyssea
Station 5
Lausanne, 1015
Switzerland

Stefan Haefliger

ETH Zürich - Department of Management, Technology, and Economics (D-MTEC) ( email )

ETH-Zentrum
Zurich, CH-8092
United States

John Hagedoorn

Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics ( email )

P.O. Box 616
Maastricht, 6200 MD
Netherlands

Dennis Hilgers

JKU Linz | Institute for Public and Nonprofit Management ( email )

Altenbergerstrasse 69
Linz, A4040
Austria

HOME PAGE: http://www.pnp.jku.at

RWTH Aachen University - Technology and Innovation Management Group ( email )

Kackertstr. 15
Aachen, 52072
Germany

Keld Laursen

Copenhagen Business School - Department of Industrial Economics & Strategy (IVS) ( email )

Howitzvej 60, 6
Frederiksberg, DK-2000
Denmark
+45 38152565 (Phone)

Mats Magnusson

KTH Royal Institute of Technology ( email )

Lindstedtsvägen 30-100 44
Stockholm, SE-100 44
Sweden

Ann Majchrzak

University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business ( email )

701 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90089
United States

Ian P. McCarthy

Simon Fraser University (SFU) - Beedie School of Business ( email )

8888 University Drive
Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6
Canada

Kathrin M. Moeslein

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg ( email )

Schloßplatz 4
Nuremberg, Bavaria 91054
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.prof-moeslein.de

HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management ( email )

Jahnallee 59
Leipzig, 04109
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.clicresearch.de

Satish Nambisan

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ( email )

Troy, NY 12180
United States

Frank T. Piller

RWTH Aachen University ( email )

TEMPLERGRABEN 64
AACHEN, D-52056
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.tim.rwth-aachen.de/piller/

Agnieszka Radziwon

University of Southern Denmark ( email )

Alsion 2
Sønderborg, 6400
Denmark

Cristina Rossi Lamastra

Politecnico di Milano ( email )

Piazza Leonardo da Vinci
Milan, Milano 20100
Italy
+390223993972 (Phone)
+390223992710 (Fax)

Jonathan Sims

Babson College - Management Division ( email )

Babson Park, MA 02157
United States

Anne L. J. Ter Wal

Imperial College Business School ( email )

Tanaka Building
South Kensington Campus
London, London SW7 2AZ
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 20 7594 1460 (Phone)
+44 (0) 20 7594 5915 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.anneterwal.com

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