Strategizing for open innovation

Ilari Kaarela, Tapio Koivisto, Katri Valkokari

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    This paper goes beyond open innovation and expands from theoretical discussion to analyses of company practise and decision making while opening their innovation processes. According to the case observations introduced here the link between the expressed strategic considerations on knowledge and observed open innovation activities is often noticeably weak. The companies have grand ideas on openness but fail to integrate open innovation activities to their business model. We suggest that sustainability in innovation can only be reached with a holistic approach to strategy, open innovation and knowledge management. Companies need to find new ways to evaluate and manage their innovation activities and business model development as a whole. Unsurprisingly there is an inherent need for strategic prioritization in open innovation and knowledge management
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Proceedings of the XXII ISPIM Conference
    PublisherInternational Society for Professional Innovation Management ISPIM
    ISBN (Print)978-952-265-092-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventXXII ISPIM Conference: Sustainability in Innovation: Innovation Management Challenges - Hamburg, Germany
    Duration: 12 Jun 201115 Jun 2011


    ConferenceXXII ISPIM Conference


    • networked innovation
    • open innovation
    • co-creation
    • collaboration
    • strategizing


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