Coping with open innovation: responding to the challenges of external engagement in R&D

Ammon Salter, Paolo Criscuolo, Anne L. J. Ter Wal

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Abstract

Open innovation often requires wholesale changes to the nature of R&D. However, academic research and managerial practice have paid little attention to the challenges that individuals face in the daily pursuit of open innovation. As a result, there is little understanding of how individuals cope with open innovation, and which organizational practices can support them in this role. Drawing on the experiences of R&D professionals, this article identifies four specific challenges and coping strategies of individuals engaged in open innovation. It proposes a range of open innovation practices that organizations can implement to better equip their staff to undertake effective external engagement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-94
Number of pages18
JournalCalifornia Management Review
Volume56
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014

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