Open Innovation

Open innovation has become one of the major themes in innovation research for many years. As part of several research projects, we investigate the emergence of new products and services in so-called "Open innovation processes". Open innovation processes are characterized, in contrast to traditional closed innovation processes, by the fact that actors disclose their innovations ("free revealing") without expecting an immediate return therefor. In this research field we adress in particular "Open Collaborative Innovation" (OCI), characterized by many cooperating actors. A good insight on this topic are our next book:

Cornelius Herstatt, Daniel Ehls
Open Source Innovation
The Phenomenon, Participant's Behaviour, Business Implications
Routledge – 2015 – 318 pages
Series: Routledge Studies in Innovation, Organizations and Technology