Open Innovation in Global Networks

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To match the global demand and supply of innovation, businesses increasingly internationalise their innovation activities while opening their innovation process by collaborating with external partners (e.g., suppliers, customers, universities). This book examines what drives these global innovation networks across different industries, how they are related to companies' overall strategies, whether they are accessible for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and what the consequences are.



Empirical Measures of Open Innovation

Chapter 2 develops new empirical indicators that help to show the importance and the evolution of open innovation across companies, industries and countries. Until now open innovation has been mainly discussed in terms of case studies, largely in hightechnology sectors. Different indicators based on R&D data, patent data, innovation surveys and data on licensing are presented.


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