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Open Innovation: Organizational Challenges of a New Paradigm of Innovation Management


  • Jose Lopez Rodriguez
  • Antonio Garcia Lorenzo


The goal of this paper is to analyze the main problems that emerge from the open innovation model. Adopting as analytical framework an organizational perspective we divide the main challenges that arise from the management of open innovation in two main categories: coordination problems as a result of open the innovation system to ideas and knowledge that may lie outside the boundaries of the firm and, incentive problems related with the creation and value capture of ideas an knowledge by the innovator. We describe and analyze several problems related with coordination and incentives.

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  • Jose Lopez Rodriguez & Antonio Garcia Lorenzo, 2011. "Open Innovation: Organizational Challenges of a New Paradigm of Innovation Management," European Research Studies Journal, European Research Studies Journal, vol. 0(1), pages 77-84.
  • Handle: RePEc:ers:journl:v:xiv:y:2011:i:1:p:77-84

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    1. Lee, Sungjoo & Park, Gwangman & Yoon, Byungun & Park, Jinwoo, 2010. "Open innovation in SMEs--An intermediated network model," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 39(2), pages 290-300, March.
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    1. Santos, Antonio Bob, 2015. "Open Innovation research: trends and influences – a bibliometric analysis," MPRA Paper 67648, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. repec:ers:journl:v:xvi:y:2013:i:sisme:p:57-70 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Karel Havlíček & Eleftherios Thalassinos & Liliana Berezkinova, 2013. "Innovation Management and Controlling in SMEs," European Research Studies Journal, European Research Studies Journal, vol. 0(4), pages 57-70.

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    Open Innovation; Coordination; Incentives; Intellectual Property;

    JEL classification:

    • M12 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Personnel Management; Executives; Executive Compensation


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