Department of Management

René Rohrbeck

Building an Open Innovation System

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The ability to access sources of knowledge external to the company and incorporate these into internal knowledge processes is understood to be a key enabler of innovation. While this has been addressed in general terms, the means to achieve it have remained uncodified. In this paper, we describe a three-step method that allows a firm to achieving open innovation, particularly with regard to knowledge in academic and research settings, starting with what it needs to know, determining which external knowledge sources will help it create a competitive advantage, and designing a system that allows it to continuously harvest the innovation ingredients from these sources, and details this with regard to the case of Arla Foods.
Original languageEnglish
Publication year2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventCINet Conference - Dublin
Duration: 9 Sep 201811 Sep 2018


ConferenceCINet Conference

    Research areas

  • innovation, open innovation, research

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