Open Innovation Capability Maturity Model: A Systematic Literature Review

Kristina Kebure, Max von Zedtwitz

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Despite twenty years of Open Innovation (OI), we still lack a comprehensive organizational maturity model of OI capability. Studies attempting to merge organizational maturity or process maturity with OI have produced important insights in key OI dimensions, but so far have shared the common shortcoming. This paper employs a systematic literature review with a total number of 65 journal articles on OI with a focus on OI organizational capabilities, innovation (open innovation) capability, maturity (or assessment) using the Web Of Science (WOS), Scopus, and Google Scholar databases covering a publication period between 2003 and 2020. We apply a Capability Maturity Model (CMM) perspective to classify different OI processes and capabilities. As a result, we created an initial version of the OI-CMM of a set of key elements that constitute an organization’s OI capability. These elements include OI strategy, process and governance, culture, people, and internal process. The paper contributes to innovation studies and organizational theory.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2021
Number of pages25
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event22nd International CINet Conference: Organizing Innovation for a Sustainable Future - Online, Chalmers, Sweden
Duration: 13 Sept 202115 Sept 2021
Conference number: 22


Conference22nd International CINet Conference
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  • Open innovation capability
  • Capability maturity model
  • Organizational capability
  • Innovation process
  • Systematic literature review

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