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Trouble in Paradise? Barriers to Open Innovation in Regional Clusters in the Era of the 4th Industrial Revolution

Faculty of Management and Economics, Gdansk University of Technology, 80-233 Gdańsk, Poland
J. Open Innov. Technol. Mark. Complex. 2020, 6(3), 84; https://doi.org/10.3390/joitmc6030084
Received: 4 August 2020 / Revised: 10 September 2020 / Accepted: 11 September 2020 / Published: 14 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Open Innovation in Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises)
The purpose of this paper is to provide an insight into the barriers faced by clusters as open innovation intermediaries. Literature review and an empirical study were performed, involving a nation-wide survey, case studies, and in-depth interviews with cluster actors involved in open innovation activities. This article conceptually links open innovation and clusters in the context of the fourth industrial revolution, empirically identifies barriers hindering open innovation in clusters, and indicates factors that might affect the open innovation processes in networked ecosystems. The findings confirm that the perception of barriers hindering open innovation in clusters differs between clusters already implementing open innovation and those which are still not active in this area. The findings contribute to a comprehensive understanding of the potential roles of clusters as open innovation intermediaries in the context of transitioning economies. With clusters playing a role in open innovation intermediary, public support at cluster level could increase openness to cooperation not only for member companies, but all participants in the regional innovation ecosystem. View Full-Text
Keywords: open innovation; regional clusters; open innovation intermediary; innovation ecosystem; 4th industrial revolution; innovation policy open innovation; regional clusters; open innovation intermediary; innovation ecosystem; 4th industrial revolution; innovation policy
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McPhillips, M. Trouble in Paradise? Barriers to Open Innovation in Regional Clusters in the Era of the 4th Industrial Revolution. J. Open Innov. Technol. Mark. Complex. 2020, 6, 84. https://doi.org/10.3390/joitmc6030084

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McPhillips M. Trouble in Paradise? Barriers to Open Innovation in Regional Clusters in the Era of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity. 2020; 6(3):84. https://doi.org/10.3390/joitmc6030084

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McPhillips, Marita. 2020. "Trouble in Paradise? Barriers to Open Innovation in Regional Clusters in the Era of the 4th Industrial Revolution" Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity 6, no. 3: 84. https://doi.org/10.3390/joitmc6030084

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