The Open Innovation Research Landscape: Established Perspectives and Emerging Themes Across Different Levels of Analysis

Marcel Bogers*, Ann Kristin Zobel, Allan Afuah, Esteve Almirall, Sabine Brunswicker, Linus Dahlander, Lars Frederiksen, Annabelle Gawer, Marc Gruber, Stefan Haefliger, John Hagedoorn, Dennis Hilgers, Keld Laursen, Mats G. Magnusson, Ann Majchrzak, Ian P. McCarthy, Kathrin M. Moeslein, Satish Nambisan, Frank T. Piller, Agnieszka RadziwonCristina Rossi-Lamastra, Jonathan Sims, Anne L J Ter Wal

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    Abstract

    This paper provides an overview of the main perspectives and themes emerging in research on open innovation (OI). The paper is the result of a collaborative process among several OI scholars – having a common basis in the recurrent Professional Development Workshop on ‘Researching Open Innovation’ at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. In this paper, we present opportunities for future research on OI, organised at different levels of analysis. We discuss some of the contingencies at these different levels, and argue that future research needs to study OI – originally an organisational-level phenomenon – across multiple levels of analysis. While our integrative framework allows comparing, contrasting and integrating various perspectives at different levels of analysis, further theorising will be needed to advance OI research. On this basis, we propose some new research categories as well as questions for future research – particularly those that span across research domains that have so far developed in isolation.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalIndustry and Innovation
    Volume24
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)8-40
    Number of pages33
    ISSN1366-2716
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2017

    Keywords

    • Business model
    • Collaboration
    • Contingencies
    • Crowdsourcing
    • Ecosystems
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Governance
    • Knowledge
    • Open innovation
    • Organisation
    • Platforms
    • Research
    • Review
    • Strategy
    • Theory

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