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.


Insights from the Company Case Studies

Chapter 3 complements the “academic” analysis with insights from the 59 company case studies undertaken for this project. Their number and variety (manufacturing and services, high and low technology, MNEs and SMEs) enable an informed discussion of the diversity of open innovation in various contexts. In addition to the aggregate information drawn from the case studies, examples of how companies organise open innovation are presented. 


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