Open Innovation: Organizational Challenges of a New Paradigm of Innovation Management

Jose Lopez Rodriguez, Antonio Garcia Lorenzo
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XIV, Issue 1, 77-84, 2011
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/311


The goal of this paper is to analyze the main problems that emerge from the open innovation model. Adopting as analytical framework an organizational perspective we divide the main challenges that arise from the management of open innovation in two main categories: coordination problems as a result of open the innovation system to ideas and knowledge that may lie outside the boundaries of the firm and, incentive problems related with the creation and value capture of ideas an knowledge by the innovator. We describe and analyze several problems related with coordination and incentives.

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