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De appreciatie van netwerkvorming in innovatiestrategieën


  • A. Spithoven
  • P. Teirlinck


The new paradigm on ‘open innovation’ emphasises the increasing dependence of internal innovation’s on knowledge present outside the boundaries of the own organisation. Shaping a network with external partners is an important part hereof and implies strategic decisions on the level of the innovating enterprise. This article focuses on both the choice and importance of a specific type of partner organisation when shaping a network as an inherent part of the innovation strategy. A broad range of external partners; other enterprises, universities, colleges, public research organisations and both private and public non-profit institutions serves as a basis in this regard. In addition, the innovation survey used for this analysis, indicates the existence of a significant correlation between the choice of a particular external cooperation partner and the motives for innovation and its consequences.

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  • A. Spithoven & P. Teirlinck, 2006. "De appreciatie van netwerkvorming in innovatiestrategieën," Review of Business and Economic Literature, KU Leuven, Faculty of Economics and Business, Review of Business and Economic Literature, vol. 0(2), pages 269-308.
  • Handle: RePEc:ete:revbec:20060204

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