Are we actually in the open innovation era? Current practices of european manufacturing companies

Raffaella Manzini, Valentina Lazzarotti, Luisa Pellegrini, Lars Bengtsson, Nicolette Lakemond, Fredrik Tell, Anna Öhrwall-Rönnbäck, Gunilla Ölundh, Marian Garcia Martinez, Aino Kianto, Harri Pyykkö, Mercedes Sanchez

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientific


During the last decade, many researchers have claimed that we are in the era of open innovation. However,an extensive picture of the actual implementation of open innovation is still lacking. In order to address this, a research project was launched, called Open Innovation Survey (in the following, OIS project), involving five European countries (Italy, Spain, UK, Sweden and Finland). The research project is focused on inbound innovation and it is aimed at identifying the Open Innovation models through which firms open their innovation funnel to their external partners, by means of an extended survey. The paper presents the first tentative results drawn from the survey, in terms of descriptive statistics and cluster analysis, which allows depicting the different innovation models actually adopted in the practice of companies
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBusiness Development and Co-creation
PublisherThe Continuous Innovation Network (CINet)
ISBN (Print)978-90-77360-16-3
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
Event14th International CINet Conference: Business Development and Co-creation - Nijmegen, Netherlands
Duration: 8 Sept 201311 Sept 2013


Conference14th International CINet Conference


Dive into the research topics of 'Are we actually in the open innovation era? Current practices of european manufacturing companies'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this