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Implementation Of Open Innovation Practices In Swedish Manufacturing Industry

Implementation Of Open Innovation Practices In Swedish Manufacturing Industry

Year: 2009

Section: Design Processes

Editor: Norell Bergendahl, M.; Grimheden, M.; Leifer, L.; Skogstad, P.; Lindemann, U.

Author: Parida, Vinit; Johansson, Christian; Larsson, Tobias

Section: Design Processes

Pages: 435-446

Abstract

We are witnessing a shift towards more "open innovation" approaches and practices where firms cooperate and to a higher degree rely on external sources in their innovative work, and where the aim is to enhance innovation both inside and outside the boarders of the firm. However, there is a lack on studies on this research topic. Thus, the main purpose of the study is to get a deeper understanding of how can large firms implement open innovation practices. This purpose will be achieved by first, understanding the current innovation process and second, focus on critical aspects such as, partners, capabilities, and role of SMEs which can be important for implementing open innovation practices. The study is based on qualitative data from two companies from Swedish manufacturing industry. The results show that both companies don't clearly practice open innovation. However, several lesions can be learned regarding important aspects related with open innovation implementation.

Keywords: open innovation, manufacturing industry, capabilities, small and medium sized enterprises

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The Design Society and the Stanford Center for Design Research cordially invite you to participate in the International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED'09. The venue will be Stanford University’s verdant campus in the heart of Silicon Valley, a short 35 miles south of San Francisco, California. Research papers and case studies are solicited on any topic related to design thinking, theory, and practice, with a premium placed on evidence-based research. Topics and Themes include: *...

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