Incumbent Participation in Open Innovation: Supporting or Suppressing SME Performance?

Anders Ørding Olsen

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    Abstrakt

    Recent years have seen an increasing shift towards open innovation approaches across a wide range of types and sizes of companies, as well as a surge in the interest from academics into the topic. Accessing knowledge and resources
    otherwise unavailable through interactions with external partners is generally regarded as highly valuable to the development and commercialization of innovations. However, this paper explores a potential dark side of open innovation. Based on well-establish theory, differences between the interests of incumbents and SMEs are hypothesized to influence the future survival and performance of the SME partners. Findings support the hypothesis that open innovation engagement with incumbents has a negative impact on future survival and performance, moderated by radicalness and technological maturity. This elaborates on open innovation by increased understanding of drawbacks and worthwhile considerations of contingencies in partner choice.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Publikationsdato2014
    Antal sider14
    StatusUdgivet - 2014
    BegivenhedThe DRUID Academy Conference 2014 - Hotel Comwell Rebild Bakker, Aalborg, Danmark
    Varighed: 15 jan. 201417 jan. 2014
    Konferencens nummer: 35
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    Konference

    KonferenceThe DRUID Academy Conference 2014
    Nummer35
    LokationHotel Comwell Rebild Bakker
    LandDanmark
    ByAalborg
    Periode15/01/201417/01/2014
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