Beyond Open Innovation - Concept of networked innovation

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The paper goes beyond open innovation and expands the research framework of networked innovation from open source communities or idea markets to more traditional industries and co-creation between partners. The paper is conceptual, and the target is to empirically research the firms' practices of innovation process, focusing on how they utilise external sources and collaborate, in an open, or distributed and networked context of innovation. The work applies the methodology of constructive research and the concepts have been constructed and tested within several interviews and thematic group discussions with representatives of six firms. Collaboration practices of the firms in innovation have diverse forms varying between formal versus informal and open versus closed forms of collaboration. We argue that different levels of openness are a key element of networked innovation both in theoretical framework and firms' practices. Two types of networked innovation models can be distinguished according to level of openness and interaction in their knowledge sharing: networks focusing to transaction of knowledge and intellectual property, and networks focusing to co-creation of new knowledge and intellectual property.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd ISPIM Innovation Symposium - Stimulating Recovery - the Role of Innovation Management
Place of PublicationLappeenranta
PublisherLappeenranta University of Technology
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)978-952-214-864-3
Publication statusPublished - 2009
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event2nd ISPIM Innovation Symposium - Stimulating Recovery - The Role of Innovation Management - New York, United States
Duration: 7 Dec 20099 Dec 2009


Conference2nd ISPIM Innovation Symposium - Stimulating Recovery - The Role of Innovation Management
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York


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