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Peter Kesting

Opening Up the Business Model: A Multi-dimensional View of Firms' Inter-organizational Innovation Activities

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This paper investigates the process whereby firms move from a closed to an open business model, and, in so doing it points to the relationship between a firm's innovation approach and its business model(s). The empirical setting of this qualitative investigation is a consortium of Danish organizations, which was recently established to develop commercial applications for an emergent positioning technology. The consortium comprises six core partners (three firms, two universities, and one applied research institute) with another eight firms having expressed interest in future collaboration. A significant contribution of this paper is to show that adopting an open innovation model is unlikely to succeed without changing the underlying business model.


Original languageEnglish
Publication year2010
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event11th International CI-Net Conference 2010 - Zürich, Switzerland
Duration: 5 Sep 20107 Sep 2010
Conference number: 11


Conference11th International CI-Net Conference 2010

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    Research areas

  • inter-organizational innovation, open innovation, business model change, longitudinal case study.

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