Top 10 Best Articles on Open Innovation in 2013

Based on the rankings of the SSRN database, we are able to create a ranking of the best – most downloaded – Open Innovation and related topics articles that have been published in 2013 so far. Therefore, this is a list of brand new theories, recent case studies, preliminary results and pioneering research. The Theory of Crowd Capital; Prpic, J., & Shukla, P. Abstract: We are seeing more and more organizations [&hellip

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The Golden Circle of Innovation

Recently, a new article about the “The Golden Circle of Innovation” has been published in the SSRN. It provides an interesting way of combining Simon Sinek’s Golden Circle and some traditional literature on innovation science into the ‘Golden Circle of Innovation’. Important notice: the full article can be downloaded freely from the SSRN database: The Golden Circle of Innovation: what companies can learn from NGOs when it comes to innovation. [&hellip

Shell wants to invest in Open Innovation

Shell indicates to be willing to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in technology-oriented companies for the next 6 to 8 years. according to belegger.nl. The website has published to following text (translated): This step helps Shell to enable the use of innovations on new projects, according to the company. Shell refers (amongst others) to the technology that enables the company to apply their resources more thoughtfully and smarter in [&hellip

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Creativity as a Life Skill for Innovation

One of my favorite reads of the last couple of years is the work “Creative Leadership: Skills that drive innovation”, written by Puccio, Mance and Murdock. They argue that by making use of the right thinking skills an individual should be able to think outside their ‘area of familiarity’. The origin of radical innovation begins outside this so-called zone of comfort. By making use of the right converging techniques the [&hellip

Open Innovation: Comparing Collaborative and Non-Collaborative Idea Sharing in SMEs

Open Innovation has been hyped for over a decade now. Despite of the fact that many researchers have been researching core aspects of the Open Innovation definition – as Henry Chesbrough has put it in 2003 and redefined it in 2010 – the concept has somewhat ‘blurred’, meaning that Open Innovation oftenly is mistaken for related terminology, such as (plain and easy) collaboration, co-creation or corporate transparancy. So it’s time [&hellip

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Innovation Management Game: start-up of the year

Just like last year, we’ll publish a (small) list containing the most promising start-ups of the year. Obviously, we’ll share our opinion from the perspective of Open Innovation by answering the following questions: Does the start-up contribute to the field of Open Innovation? Does the start-up contribute to the field of Innovation Management? Does the start-up contribute to the European knowledge economy? Is the product/idea innovative? Does it meet customer [&hellip

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The Innovation Spiral: a closer look on Ernst & Young’s innovation model

“Mention the word “innovation” and most people will think of extraordinary inventions created by solitary geniuses,” as mentioned in the first line of Ernst & Young‘s introduction to (one of) their innovation model(s). The article is titled: Innovation for Growth: a spiral approach to business model innovation. A promising introduction: it seems to include (organizational) growth theories, innovation management theory and business model theory. Again, after last year’s successful article [&hellip

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European Innovation Scoreboard exposes substantial regional differences in performance

The European Innovation Scoreboard has been one of the most important European studies for national en regional performance on innovation performance. As one of the key elements for economic growth en job growth, the performance or regions in regard of innovation is comprehensively assessedon a yearly basis. The results are therefore widely used by local and national governments in policy and decision-making. Just over a week ago, the 2012 report [&hellip

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Europe dominates Global Competitiveness Report

Switzerland keeps its prime position in the list and Singapore stays second. Switzerland is renowned for its high investment in Research and Development and highly integrated collaboration efforts between business and knowledge institutes. In Singapore the main factors mentioned are the professional attitude and efficiency of the government. The top 5 is completed with two Scandinavian countries – Sweden and Finland, because of their investments in innovation and their outstanding integration between higher [&hellip

Vodafone shares Headquarters with High-Tech Firestarters

On April 10th, Vodafone will open up part of their recently finished new regional headquarters in Amsterdam for high-tech potential. The first group of firestarters will derive from the cross-European competition Startupbootcamp. At maximum 10 teams will be approved for an acceleration phase in this brand new facility, offering them mentoring, financial support, expertise and tapping into a high-end brand name. Entrepreneurs According to Patrick de Zeeuw and Ruud Hendriks, [&hellip

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