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Open Innovation in theory and practice; towards a conceptual framework

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Coordinator Göteborgs Universitet - Företagsekonomiska institutionen
Funding from Vinnova SEK 4 830 000
Project duration June 2008 - December 2012
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

Together with industrial partners, the researchers will develop a conceptual framework, focusing on dimensions, driving forces and consequences of distributed and open innovation processes. Three interconnected perspectives are focused: 1) organizing 2) value creation/ protection, and 3) IT-technology.

Results and expected effects

The framework is intended as a tool for design of innovation processes, such as in the creation and allocation of value and commitment. The research project is also instrumental for developing a center of excellence linking several of the initiatives in the Gothenburg region studying open innovations.

Approach and implementation

Empirical data will be collected through, e.g.: Analyses, together with leading international actors, of experiences from open innovation processes they have been involved in. Studies of ongoing innovation processes that are affected by IT-technological possibilities and proprietary regimes (e.g. biomedicine, telecom, and auto industry). Interactive research where the researchers actively support and facilitate the development and transfer of knowledge in innovation processes.

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Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2008-00419

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