7th Annual World Open Innovation Conference


Open innovation behavior & cognition
  • Individual-level attributes and behaviors associated with open innovation (e.g., identity, commitment, motivation, resistance to change, communication and learning)
  • Microfoundations of open innovation and related topics
  • The human side of open innovation, and the role of human resource management
Open innovation strategy and design
  • Formal and informal organizational structures for open innovation
  • Project-level attributes related to open innovation strategy and design (e.g., project complexity and uncertainty)
  • Nature and outcomes of entrepreneurial opportunities that open innovation can enable and help to enact
  • Combinations of “open” and “closed” strategies
  • Business model innovation
Open innovation communities and users
  • Leveraging knowledge produced by individual users with different abilities and motivations
  • How to sustain different forms of open innovation communities
  • Alignment between organizations and communities of innovation
Open innovation ecosystems
  • How new network forms combine value creation and value capture
  • Interactions between heterogeneous actors in innovation ecosystems (and their governance)
  • Governance of digital platforms
  • Crowd-based search and financing
Open policy & governance
  • The design, implementation, and effects of policies for open innovation
  • New forms of democracy and collaborative public management (e.g., cities, regions, governments)
  • Open strategy, both in process and in content
Others topics that may not directly fit the above themes, such as...
  • Technology, digitization and open innovation
  • Open innovation and sustainability
  • Open innovation in different contexts (e.g., services, SMEs, international business, different industries)
  • New metrics or methodologies for studying open innovation
  • Linking open innovation to broader theories of management or economics