Call for Papers
The conference seeks original research on a wide range of topics related to Open Innovation.
These would include (but are not limited to):
- Open innovation in the digital age (specifically for papers to be considered for the special issue, see below for more background).
- Open innovation across multiple levels of analysis
- The boundary conditions, moderating effects or contingency factors for open innovation
- Pecuniary and non-pecuniary mechanisms for enabling open innovation
- Organizational enablers and barriers for open innovation
- Communities, networks, ecosystems, alliances, and other coupled forms of open innovation
- Crowdsourcing, intermediaries, and other ways to organize open innovation
- The role of individuals in the open innovation process
- The role of human resource management practices in open innovation
- The role of technologies in helping (or hindering) open innovation processes
- The relation between open innovation, business models, and strategy
- Open versus proprietary intellectual property (IP) models for open innovation
- The impact of open innovation upon new service offerings
- The effect of government policies in helping (or hindering) open innovation
- The use of open innovation by government and other not-for-profit entities
- How open innovation functions in different contexts, including high-tech and low-tech industries, SMEs and large organizations, and domestic and international.
- The role of open innovation in entrepreneurship
- How organizational design promotes or hampers open innovation
- Linking open innovation to broader theories of management or economics
- The relation of open innovation (research) to other domains and disciplines, such as operations, finance, accounting, etc.
- The relation of open innovation to functional areas beyond R&D, such as manufacturing and marketing.
- Developing metrics (and new research designs) for measuring the impact of open innovation.
- The costs, downsides, failures, and negative effects of open innovation
- The interplay between internal and external knowledge flows innovation processes
- How open innovation relates to other types of openness, such as open source, open science and open access.