Broadening the Scope of Open Innovation, Special issue of International Journal of Technology Management, Edited by Oliver Gassmann, Wim Vanhaverbeke and Vareska van de Vrande; Deadline 1 Oct 2007
Call for Papers – International Journal of Technology Management (IJTM)
Special Issue on: "Broadening the Scope of Open Innovation"
Deadline: 1 October 2007
- Oliver Gassmann, University of St.Gallen (HSG), Switzerland
- Wim Vanhaverbeke, Hasselt University & Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
- Vareska van de Vrande, RSM Erasmus University, The Netherlands
Henry Chesbrough coined the term ‘Open Innovation’ to indicate how large companies combine externally and internally developed technologies in a flexible way to develop new businesses. Since then, there has been an increased awareness and interest of both practitioners and researchers into the concept of Open Innovation.
Open Innovation was originally applied to external corporate venturing, new business development, spin-ins and spin-offs, but it has many other potential application fields. Scholars are nowadays broadening the scope and deepening our understanding of Open Innovation. There is a growing need integrate Open Innovation into the mainstream management literature and to link it to concepts such as absorptive capacity, dynamic capabilities, competence building, etc. The growing range of application fields requires an integrative framework to link these different areas to each other.
Finally, Open Innovation management has proven to be difficult as most companies are not experienced with the management of external relationships.
Despite the growing efforts to explore Open Innovation practices and their impact on firms’ innovation performance, many managerial questions remain unanswered.
This special issue aims to stimulate the ongoing debate on Open Innovation and advance our understanding of open innovation as a field of research.
Submissions are invited from both practitioners and management researchers and they may be purely theoretical or based on empirical research.
Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- The organization of open innovation practices inside the firm
- What are the processes and mechanisms through which internal innovation is commercialized outside the firm?
- How do external sources of innovation enter the firm?
- The added-value of open innovation practices for all parties involved
- How is cooperation with universities, research institutes, competitors, and/or consumers organized?
- Open source as an open innovation strategy
- IP management in a world of open innovation
- How do IP rights affect open innovation practices?
- What is the role of the government in stimulating open innovation?
- How much open innovation vs. closed innovation does a company need?
- Industry and product specifics on open innovation impact
- Potentials of inter-organizational networks for open innovation
- Innovation controlling of open innovation activities (e.g. key performance indicators, controlling instruments)
- Company’s capabilities to profit from open innovation
- How to link open innovation to capability building and corporate strategy processes?
- How to create and capture value in Open Innovation?
- What is the role of business models, organization structure and corporate culture in developing efficient innovation practices?
- Deadline for submission of manuscripts: 1 October 2007
- Notification of acceptance/rejection to authors: 1 January 2008
- Submission of final manuscript: 1 March 2008
More info at
Ir. Vareska van de Vrande
RSM Erasmus University
Department of Strategic Management and Business Environment
P.O.Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, the Netherlands
T: +31 10 408 2208, F: +31 10 408 9013
Open Innovation: www.openinnovation.eu