Open Innovation in the Digital Economy

Discipline: EAD5979-1

Concentration area: 12139

Number of Credits: 4

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Session overview

1) What is open innovation (today)?
2) Open innovation for emerging markets: What is (not) different?
3) Connecting open innovation to theories of the firm
4) Open innovation in the digital economy
5) Implementation of open innovation within MNEs?
6) Innovation strategy for open innovation and open strategy
7) Open innovation and knowledge search
8) Open innovation and public policy
9) Industry examples and industry guest speakers
10) Research paper discussion and feedback

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Selected readings (preliminary):
i. Lopez-Vega, H., Tell, F., Vanhaverbeke, W., 2016. Where and how to search? Search paths in open innovation. Research Policy 45, 125-136.

ii. Lopez-Vega, H., Dabrowska, J. and Ritala, P. 2017. Waking up the sleeping beauty - Swarovski’s open innovation journey, working paper

iii. Lopez-Vega, H., Lakemond, J. Garnica, L. 2017. Integrating emerging market opportunities with open innovation strategy to achieve technology development, working paper.

iv. Du, Jingshu, Bart Leten, Wim Vanhaverbeke and Henry Lopez-Vega. 2014. When Research Meets Development: Antecedents and Implications of Transfer Speed'. Journal of Product Innovation Management 31: 1181-1198.
v. Chesbrough, H., W. Vanhaverbeke, H. Lopez-Vega and T. Bakici. 2011. Open innovation and public policy in Europe, 34. Brussels: ESADE Business School & the Science|Business Innovation Board.
vi. Dahlander, L., Gann, D.M., 2010. How open is innovation? Research Policy 39, 699- 709
vii. Vanhaverbeke, W., Cloodt, M., 2014. Theories of the Firm and Open Innovation, in: Chesbrough, H., Vanhaverbeke, W., West, J. (Eds.), New Frontiers in Open Innovation. Oxford University Press, Oxford (http://media.wix.com/ugd/d6c2f0_aa729d1d331647568b11720c1b2d1d2a.pdf)