The Open Innovation in Science Research Field: A Collaborative Conceptualisation Approach

Susanne Beck*, Carsten Bergenholtz, Marcel Bogers, Tiare Brasseur, Maria Louise Conradsen, Diletta Di Marco, Andreas Philipp Distel, Leonhard Dobusch, Daniel Dörler, Agnes Effert, Benedikt Fecher, Despoina Filiou, Lars Frederiksen, Thomas Gillier, Christoph Grimpe, Marc Gruber, Carolin Haeussler, Florian Heigl, Karin Hoisl, Katie HyslopOlga Kokshagina, Marcel LaFlamme, Cornelia Lawson, Hila Lifshitz-Assaf, Wolfgang Lukas, Markus Nordberg, Maria-Theresa Norn, Marion Poetz, Marisa Ponti, Gernot Pruschak, Laia Pujol Priego, Agnieszka Radziwon, Janet Frances Rafner, Gergana Petrova Romanova, Alexander Ruser, Henry Sauermann, Sonali K. Shah, Jacob Friis Sherson, Julia Suess-Reyes, Christopher L. Tucci, Philipp Tuertscher, Jane Bjørn Vedel, Theresa Velden, Roberto Verganti, Jonathan Wareham, Andrea Wiggins, Sunny Mosangzi Xu

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Openness and collaboration in scientific research are attracting increasing attention from scholars and practitioners alike. However, a common understanding of these phenomena is hindered by disciplinary boundaries and disconnected research streams. We link dispersed knowledge on Open Innovation, Open Science, and related concepts such as Responsible Research and Innovation by proposing a unifying Open Innovation in Science (OIS) Research Framework. This framework captures the antecedents, contingencies, and consequences of open and collaborative practices along the entire process of generating and disseminating scientific insights and translating them into innovation. Moreover, it elucidates individual-, team-, organisation-, field-, and society‐level factors shaping OIS practices. To conceptualise the framework, we employed a collaborative approach involving 47 scholars from multiple disciplines, highlighting both tensions and commonalities between existing approaches. The OIS Research Framework thus serves as a basis for future research, informs policy discussions, and provides guidance to scientists and practitioners
Original languageEnglish
JournalIndustry and Innovation
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)136-185
Number of pages50
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2022


  • Open innovation in science
  • OPenness
  • Collaboration in science
  • Open science
  • Interdisciplinary research

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