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Carter Walter Bloch

Open Innovation Practices and their Effect on Innovation Performance

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  • Bernd Ebersberger, Management Center Innsbruck (MCI), Austria
  • Carter Walter Bloch
  • Sverre Herstad, NIFU STEP, Norway
  • Els van de Velde, Ghent University, Belgium
This paper develops an indicator framework for examining open innovation practices and their impact on performance. The analysis, which is based on Community Innovation Survey (CIS) data for Austria, Belgium, Denmark and Norway, yields a number of interesting results. First, we find that open innovation practices have a strong impact on innovation performance. Second, results suggest that that broad-based approaches yield the strongest impacts, and that the collective of open innovation strategies appear more important than individual practices. Third, intramural investments are still important for innovative performance, stressing that open innovation is not a substitute for internal knowledge building.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Innovation and Technology Management
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 29 Mar 2013

    Research areas

  • Open innovation, Community Innovation Survey, innovation systems, knowledge interfaces, technological regimes

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