Business Models for Open Innovation: Matching Heterogeneous Open Innovation Strategies with Business Model Dimensions

Tina Saebi, Nicolai Juul Foss

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    Research on open innovation suggests that companies benefit differentially from
    adopting open innovation strategies; however, it is unclear why this is so. One
    possible explanation is that companies’ business models are not attuned to open
    strategies. Accordingly, we propose a contingency model of open business models
    by systematically linking open innovation strategies to core business model
    dimensions, notably the content, structure, governance of transactions. We further
    illustrate a continuum of open innovativeness, differentiating between four types
    of open business models. We contribute to the open innovation literature by
    specifying the conditions under which business models are conducive to the
    success of open innovation strategies.
    UdgiverNorwegian School of Economics
    Antal sider44
    StatusUdgivet - 9 sep. 2014


    • Knowledge processes
    • Open innovation strategies
    • Business models
    • Organizational design