Next Article in Journal
Impacts of Agricultural Management Systems on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Highly Simplified Dryland Landscapes
Previous Article in Journal
The Case for Studying Non-Market Food Systems
Article

Construction of Open Innovation Ecology on the Internet: A Case Study of Xiaomi (China) Using Institutional Logic

by 1, 2,*, 3 and 4,*
1
Vice Provost Global Strategies and Studies, University of Houston, E.W. Cullen Bldg. Suite 101, 4302 University Dr., Houston, TX 77204, USA
2
School of Economics and Management, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China
3
School of Economics and management, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
4
State Key Laboratory of Resources and Environmental Information System, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
*
Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Sustainability 2019, 11(11), 3225; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11113225
Received: 13 May 2019 / Revised: 30 May 2019 / Accepted: 5 June 2019 / Published: 11 June 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Economic and Business Aspects of Sustainability)
The characteristics of collaborative innovation and interactions among core enterprises, users, and partners are critical. Research is lacking on how to construct open innovation ecology through institutional design. This study explores how core enterprises effectively motivate users and partners to participate in innovation activities on the Internet and successfully constructing open innovation ecology, using the institutional logic theory and an exploratory case study of Xiaomi, a famous Chinese Internet enterprise. The findings are as follows: (1) three main characteristics of innovation carried out by core enterprises, users, and partners in the open innovation ecology—iterative innovation, social innovation, and joint innovation; (2) three new institutional practices—following, leading, and symbiotic mechanisms—which provide an effective institutional guarantee for interaction and innovation; (3) two kinds of institutional logic—administrative logic and social logic, which core enterprises follow to construct open innovation ecology on the Internet, and its change in innovation characteristics. Therefore, a full understanding of the changing rules of the institutional logic is fundamental for successfully building open innovation ecology. This study enriches both the open innovation ecology theory as well as the institutional logic theory. In addition, Xiaomi’s open innovation ecological development model proves that core enterprises can take the approach of building open innovation ecology. It provides a strong example to other enterprises on innovations on the Internet. View Full-Text
Keywords: open innovation ecology; institutional logic; Internet environment open innovation ecology; institutional logic; Internet environment
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Ortiz, J.; Ren, H.; Li, K.; Zhang, A. Construction of Open Innovation Ecology on the Internet: A Case Study of Xiaomi (China) Using Institutional Logic. Sustainability 2019, 11, 3225. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11113225

AMA Style

Ortiz J, Ren H, Li K, Zhang A. Construction of Open Innovation Ecology on the Internet: A Case Study of Xiaomi (China) Using Institutional Logic. Sustainability. 2019; 11(11):3225. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11113225

Chicago/Turabian Style

Ortiz, Jaime, Hao Ren, Kei Li, and An Zhang. 2019. "Construction of Open Innovation Ecology on the Internet: A Case Study of Xiaomi (China) Using Institutional Logic" Sustainability 11, no. 11: 3225. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11113225

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop