Special Issue "Open Innovation and Business Model in the Global Economic Crisis Which is Triggered by the Pandemic of COVID-19"

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Prof. Dr. JinHyo Joseph Yun *
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Interests: open innovation; business model; open innovation economy; social open innovation; Schumpeterian dynamics; complexity; game theory; political economics
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Prof. Dr. Lei Ma
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Innovation and Development Research Center, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094, China
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Interests: operations and supply chain management (OSCM) modeling and applications under risk; service operations and quality management; inventory management; analytics and data-driven optimization; operations finance/marketing interfaces
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue will publish some selected papers from the annual conference of SOI 2021. Suitable topics include but are not limited to:

  • Micro and macroeconomics of open innovation dynamics
  • Open business models;
  • Schumpeterian economics, growth of knowledge, and open innovation;
  • Sharing economy and open business model platforms;
  • Complexity in open innovation;
  • Green economics, open innovation, and regional innovation system;
  • Catch-up open innovation, and convergence;
  • Digital revolution, Entrepreneurship, and open innovation;
  • Common good open innovation;
  • Natural experiment, deep interview, or participatory observation for OI research;
  • Industry innovation ecosystem design and strategic development;
  • Open innovation and strategic competitiveness;
  • Measuring business excellence and case studies for sustainability;
  • Patent analysis and open innovation;
  • Innovation Ecosystem for sustainable development in China;
  • Beyond innovation, beyond smart city;
  • Entrepreneurship and Technology based firms;
  • Open innovation in the growth of knowledge.

Time schedule of this special issue:

  • Special issue Open: 10 June 2021

From 10 June 2021, any SOI 2021 authors in addition to the planned papers can submit to this special issue after full paper submission to SOI 2021 platform and paying the registration fee until 10 June 2021.

  • Close: 31 December 2021

All papers should be submitted to this special issue until 31 December 2021.

  • SOI 2021 best paper recommendation condition

The best paper award of SOI 2021 will be chosen from papers which were selected for the Special Issue of JOI for SOI 2021, and submitted at the JOI until 1 July 2021.

  • SOI 2021 keynote papers

The Article Processing Charges (APC) of the keynote speech papers of SOI 2021 will be supported by SOI if the paper was passed the regular review process. The authors of these papers should include an acknowledgement section following the example below:

Funding: This paper was presented as a keynote speech of SOI 2021, and the publishing fee of this paper was funded by SOI 2021-1.

Prof. Dr. JinHyo Joseph Yun
Prof. Dr. Lei Ma
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Management Practice in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Problems and Solutions from the Perspective of Open Innovation
J. Open Innov. Technol. Mark. Complex. 2021, 7(4), 214; https://doi.org/10.3390/joitmc7040214 - 09 Oct 2021
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A large proportion of small and medium-sized enterprises are managed by their owners and founders. The goal of this research was to describe the diversity of management practices in owner-managed SMEs. Understanding this diversity will raise awareness of the challenges SMEs are facing [...] Read more.
A large proportion of small and medium-sized enterprises are managed by their owners and founders. The goal of this research was to describe the diversity of management practices in owner-managed SMEs. Understanding this diversity will raise awareness of the challenges SMEs are facing and suggest possible solutions that will help improve their management and sustainability. In this study, 205 owner-managed SMEs with more than nine people employed were analyzed using a company self-assessment based on a tailor-made governance model. Data were analyzed using statistical analysis software in combination with a visual analysis. To group similar companies, the cluster analysis technique was used. The results showed a high diversity in how companies were managed and their performances. This research indicated that statistical analysis itself is not sufficient for exploring this diversity, and other approaches, such as visual analysis, must be used as well. Full article
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Development of Food Packaging through TRIZ and the Possibility of Open Innovation
J. Open Innov. Technol. Mark. Complex. 2021, 7(4), 213; https://doi.org/10.3390/joitmc7040213 - 09 Oct 2021
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As the aging population increases, the need for new product development (NPD) for elderly-friendly food packaging is also increasing. Through the use of consumer research, this study derived the following problems when elderly people use food packaging: “The contents easily overflow when holding [...] Read more.
As the aging population increases, the need for new product development (NPD) for elderly-friendly food packaging is also increasing. Through the use of consumer research, this study derived the following problems when elderly people use food packaging: “The contents easily overflow when holding the container”, “It is hard to pour”, “Remnant remains after pouring”, and “It is hard to use a straw”. To address these problems, this study applied the following principles of TRIZ: principle 1 (segmentation) and principle 22 (blessing in disguise). In order to materialize the improvement plan, this study developed an elderly-friendly pouch-based packaging from the perspective of universal design. This study shows that it is possible to use the TRIZ technique in the NPD of food packaging, and that it is possible to secure commercial competitiveness from the view of universal design. This study is expected to serve as a starting point for further study on the NPD of elderly-friendly food packaging. Full article
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The Effects of Patents on the Relationship between R&D Activities and Business Management Performance: Focus on South Korean Venture Companies
J. Open Innov. Technol. Mark. Complex. 2021, 7(4), 210; https://doi.org/10.3390/joitmc7040210 - 03 Oct 2021
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Today, innovation is achieved by challenging the existing paradigm through cross-field collaboration, and R&D innovation plays a particularly crucial role. This study analyzed the effects of R&D innovation activities on business management performance in South Korea and examined the role that patents play [...] Read more.
Today, innovation is achieved by challenging the existing paradigm through cross-field collaboration, and R&D innovation plays a particularly crucial role. This study analyzed the effects of R&D innovation activities on business management performance in South Korea and examined the role that patents play in various R&D innovation activities. Panel regression and moderating effect analyses were conducted on small- and medium-sized venture enterprises that undertook new technology projects over five years (2015–2019). The results showed that R&D innovation activities had a significantly positive effect on both revenue, an indicator of business growth, and operating profit, an indicator of profitability. This implies that such activities play a positive role in management activities. Thus, enterprises should consider R&D innovation activities from a business growth strategy perspective. Additionally, the analysis showed that a firm’s capacity to hold patents on R&D innovation activities has a positive moderating effect on business management performance. This study is significant, as it reveals the cause-and-effect relationship between R&D innovation actives and business management performance as well as the role of various types of innovation. The results could help enterprises to seamlessly implement innovation activities in the future. Full article
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How Do Alliance Portfolio Factors Affect a Precision Medicine Firm’s Innovation Performance?
J. Open Innov. Technol. Mark. Complex. 2021, 7(3), 203; https://doi.org/10.3390/joitmc7030203 - 13 Sep 2021
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Precision medicine is an approach to disease treatment and prevention that seeks to maximize effectiveness by taking into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle. The medical paradigm has been changed with the emergence of precision medicine and many companies with business [...] Read more.
Precision medicine is an approach to disease treatment and prevention that seeks to maximize effectiveness by taking into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle. The medical paradigm has been changed with the emergence of precision medicine and many companies with business related to precision medicine should cooperate with other companies. The purpose of this study is to analyze the alliance portfolio factors that affect firms’ innovation performance. This study examined whether the diversity factors of the alliance portfolio and alliance management capability influenced its innovation performance. Additionally, we investigated the moderate effects of participation of research organizations in the alliance portfolio. As a result, there was an inverted U-shaped relationship between the industry diversity of the portfolio and innovation performance; therefore, the participation of research organizations in the alliance portfolio showed a positive effect. Additionally, the value governance diversity changed to have a positive effect by interacting with research organizations. This study provides information on the alliance portfolio factors that affect the innovation performance of precision medicine companies. Full article
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The Crowdfunding Model, Collective Intelligence, and Open Innovation
J. Open Innov. Technol. Mark. Complex. 2021, 7(3), 196; https://doi.org/10.3390/joitmc7030196 - 02 Sep 2021
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In recent years, crowdfunding has attracted the attention of tech startups. It has become a good alternative way to readily raise funds, especially during the early startup stages. However, in the case of mass intelligence, it is quite difficult to ensure the accuracy [...] Read more.
In recent years, crowdfunding has attracted the attention of tech startups. It has become a good alternative way to readily raise funds, especially during the early startup stages. However, in the case of mass intelligence, it is quite difficult to ensure the accuracy and reliability of knowledge. Individual investors who are not experts in science and technology often face difficulties investing in technology companies. In this regard, a new type of collective intelligence formed by accredited professionals needs to be attempted. This paper explores an alternative crowdfunding model for enhancing access to technology investments by the general population through an investor acceptance model. We developed an investor acceptance model to examine how the crowdfunding model involving scientists and engineers is adopted by individual investors using survey data from the general population. The results revealed that individual investors have a positive attitude towards investing through the crowdfunding model when they perceive that the information provided by a group of scientific experts is useful. We found that the perceived usefulness of the information from scientists and engineers is affected by the perceived quality of the information and perceived credibility of the scientists and engineers. We also suggest a basic concept for the crowdfunding model utilizing the collective intelligence of scientists and engineers for tech startups. The results could suggest a policy direction for promoting innovation. Full article
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Business Innovations in the New Mobility Market during the COVID-19 with the Possibility of Open Business Model Innovation
J. Open Innov. Technol. Mark. Complex. 2021, 7(3), 195; https://doi.org/10.3390/joitmc7030195 - 01 Sep 2021
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The current difficult situation in the world caused by the spread of the COVID-19 virus has led to the development of problems in many branches of the economy. However, it has significantly affected transport, which on the one hand, is the bloodstream of [...] Read more.
The current difficult situation in the world caused by the spread of the COVID-19 virus has led to the development of problems in many branches of the economy. However, it has significantly affected transport, which on the one hand, is the bloodstream of the economy and, on the other hand, creates a threat for virus infection. Thus, in various countries, different mobility-related restrictions during pandemic policies around the world have been introduced. What is more, plans for initiatives after lockdown have also started to appear. Moreover, not have only cities introduced appropriate management policies, but companies have also started providing logistics services, especially those offering new mobility solutions. We found a literature and research gap indicating the recording or combination of the different types of business practices and innovations used worldwide in new mobility companies in the case of a pandemic situation. Therefore, this article is dedicated to the business innovations that appear in the new mobility industry during the COVID-19 pandemic in connection to post-pandemic transportation plans in Asia, Europe, and America. In this work, we conducted two-level research based on the desk research and expert research methodologies. From the business point of view, the results show that car-sharing systems (most organizational practices) and ride-sharing services (most safety practices) have most adapted their business models to pandemic changes. In turn, bike-sharing services have implemented the fewest business practices and innovations. From the urban transport systems point of view, the results show that European authorities have proposed the most plans and practice projects for new mobility after the pandemic compared to Asia and America. The obtained results indicate, however, that business practices do not coincide with the authorities’ plans for transport after the pandemic. Moreover, the results show a lack of complementarity between the developed practices and a reluctance to create open innovations in the new mobility industry. The article supports the management of new mobility systems in times of pandemic and in post-COVID reality. Full article
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An Analysis of the Competitive Actions of Boeing and Airbus in the Aerospace Industry Based on the Competitive Dynamics Model
J. Open Innov. Technol. Mark. Complex. 2021, 7(3), 192; https://doi.org/10.3390/joitmc7030192 - 31 Aug 2021
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Focusing on competitive dynamics, this study examines the strategic issues Boeing has faced in seeking to maintain its leading position in the airline industry. Boeing’s status as a first mover in the aerospace industry has made it a world-leading company; however, the external [...] Read more.
Focusing on competitive dynamics, this study examines the strategic issues Boeing has faced in seeking to maintain its leading position in the airline industry. Boeing’s status as a first mover in the aerospace industry has made it a world-leading company; however, the external environment and various pressures have allowed Airbus to emerge as a strong competitor. By conducting a descriptive case analysis, this paper identifies the competitive issues between these two giants, analyzing continuous action and reaction processes throughout the whole history of the airline industry. Finally, by examining Boeing’s main strengths, business diversification options, and risk-taking culture, this paper suggests ways Boeing can retake its place as the industry leader. Full article
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From Catching Up to Convergence of the Latecomer Firms: Comparing Behavior and Innovation Systems of Firms in Korea and the US
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J. Open Innov. Technol. Mark. Complex. 2021, 7(3), 191; https://doi.org/10.3390/joitmc7030191 - 30 Aug 2021
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This paper addresses the issue of catching and convergence at the level of firms, and investigates whether Korean firms tend to converge toward mature firms represented by the US firms in terms of their behavior and performance as well as firm-level innovations systems. [...] Read more.
This paper addresses the issue of catching and convergence at the level of firms, and investigates whether Korean firms tend to converge toward mature firms represented by the US firms in terms of their behavior and performance as well as firm-level innovations systems. It conducts regression analyses of several behavior and performance variables, using the data of the Korean and US firms during the 1990s, the 2000s, and 2010s. It finds some evidence of convergence, such that Korean firms become more profitability- rather than growth-oriented, borrowing and investing less, and thus being less indebted. However, they have not changed much in terms of their behavior toward firm values and dividend tendencies. Further analyses, using the patent-derived, innovation system variables, also confirm some aspects of convergence, compared with the early results, for which self-citations become significant and positive for firm values; furthermore, the variable of cycle time of technology is no longer significant for profitability, which is consistent with the results from the US firms. Meanwhile, changes in corporate governance associated with the rise of foreign shareholder are also shown to have resulted in higher profitability but insignificant change in firm values. An emerging conclusion is an ongoing but partially completed process of convergence. Full article
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Standardization as a Catalyst for Open and Responsible Innovation
J. Open Innov. Technol. Mark. Complex. 2021, 7(3), 187; https://doi.org/10.3390/joitmc7030187 - 12 Aug 2021
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Standardization, based on scientific and technological development, provides solutions for optimal level of order in a wide range of industrial, societal and environmental fields. Analogically to the process of open innovation, the development of standards brings together the knowledge and experience of different [...] Read more.
Standardization, based on scientific and technological development, provides solutions for optimal level of order in a wide range of industrial, societal and environmental fields. Analogically to the process of open innovation, the development of standards brings together the knowledge and experience of different stakeholders, resulting in solutions that are relevant and accessible to the general public. Similarly, the concept of responsible innovation requires a variety of stakeholders to be involved in innovation development to ensure that their present and future needs are met. Although the link between standardization and innovation is a widely explored issue, the interaction of standardization with the increasingly relevant concepts—open innovation and responsible innovation—remains a research gap, therefore the aim of the study is to identify the common characteristics of standardization and open and responsible innovation, as well as to analyze the interaction between these concepts. The research is based on a literature review on the concepts of standardization, standards development and open, responsible innovation, as well as a field analysis on the ongoing activities in standardization in relation to innovation. The similarities and interaction between standards development and the creation of open, responsible innovation is analyzed and as a result a model that combines the characteristics of standardization, open and responsible innovation and their interrelation is provided. The findings of the study demonstrate that both the standardization process itself and its outcomes can be compared to the processes of open and responsible innovation and can also be characterized as a contributor for creating the environment for the achievement of sustainable development and fostering open and responsible innovation. Full article
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The Role of Consumer and Customer Journeys in Customer Experience Driven and Open Innovation
J. Open Innov. Technol. Mark. Complex. 2021, 7(3), 185; https://doi.org/10.3390/joitmc7030185 - 06 Aug 2021
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Customer and Consumer Journeys, touchpoints and Consumer Goals have been widely discussed among Customer Experience theorists and practitioners, establishing that a hierarchical relationship between those exist. Customer Experience driven innovation evaluates opportunities mainly within touchpoints in Customer Journeys. However, there is still a [...] Read more.
Customer and Consumer Journeys, touchpoints and Consumer Goals have been widely discussed among Customer Experience theorists and practitioners, establishing that a hierarchical relationship between those exist. Customer Experience driven innovation evaluates opportunities mainly within touchpoints in Customer Journeys. However, there is still a gap in understanding how exactly those elements are interlinked and impact each other. This research article aims to create this understanding by answering three research questions: “To what extent, and how do Customer Journeys impact Consumer Journeys and vice versa?” and “Are touchpoints (including other actors) a sub-set of Consumer or Customer Journeys?” and “Where in the hierarchy should Customer Experience driven innovation opportunities be identified?”. Phenomenological interviews with participants of the Cambridge Venture Camp 2021, organized as part of the ERASMUS+ programme of the European Union within Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education were chosen for the research methodology. Grounded theory and open coding were used to interpret the collected data. In this article, we demonstrate how Consumer Journeys impact Customer Journeys, and that Customer Journeys do not impact other journeys directly, but rather by adjusting the higher-order goals of the Consumer through the response to the stimuli in the touchpoints. A theoretical model is proposed that highlights the interconnectivity of the different experience elements, and how to interpret Customer Experience driven innovation within the hierarchy. Full article
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Pre-Entrepreneurs’ Perception of the Technology Regime and Their Entrepreneurial Intentions in Korean Service Sectors
J. Open Innov. Technol. Mark. Complex. 2021, 7(3), 179; https://doi.org/10.3390/joitmc7030179 - 01 Aug 2021
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Startups and established firms in service sectors mostly fall into the supplier dominated or information intensive categories of Pavitt’s taxonomy. Entrepreneurs in these categories are not isolated from the technological environment because they can also be innovative (at least) by adopting technologies from [...] Read more.
Startups and established firms in service sectors mostly fall into the supplier dominated or information intensive categories of Pavitt’s taxonomy. Entrepreneurs in these categories are not isolated from the technological environment because they can also be innovative (at least) by adopting technologies from outside. However, it has hardly been studied whether the entrepreneurial intention of pre-entrepreneurs in service sectors can be influenced by how they perceive technological environment. In this paper, using the theory of the planned behavior and technology regime, we examined the role of pre-entrepreneurs’ perception of the technology regime (opportunity, accessibility, and cumulativeness) on the formation of entrepreneurial intention in Korean service sectors. The results show that pre-entrepreneurs’ perception of the technology regime influences entrepreneurial intention via personal attitude and perceived behavioral control. Opportunity influenced personal attitude and subjective norm; accessibility influenced personal attitude, subjective norm, and perceived behavioral control; and cumulativeness influenced personal attitude and perceived behavioral control. Personal attitude and perceived behavioral control influenced entrepreneurial intention. Full article
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The Impact of Government Policy on Macro Dynamic Innovation of the Creative Industries: Studies of the UK’s and China’s Animation Sectors
J. Open Innov. Technol. Mark. Complex. 2021, 7(3), 168; https://doi.org/10.3390/joitmc7030168 - 02 Jul 2021
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With digitalization and the support of policies, the creative industries have shown rapid growth in the last 20 years. Open forms of collective learning, user engagement and social networks have become popular to generate IPs and values. Meanwhile, government policy can support the [...] Read more.
With digitalization and the support of policies, the creative industries have shown rapid growth in the last 20 years. Open forms of collective learning, user engagement and social networks have become popular to generate IPs and values. Meanwhile, government policy can support the sectors through subsidies, regulations, standardization, and protections at regional and national levels. This paper aims to explore the role of government policy in the innovation of creative industries from a macro dynamic perspective. The research method combines a structured literature review, a secondary document review of industry reports and government policy, and thematic content analysis. Through in-depth studies of the UK’s and China’s animation sectors, the paper identifies key elements of closed innovation, social innovation, and open innovation systems in the market. Comparisons of national government policies since 2000 reveal different approaches for countries where creative sectors are well-established, and for those starting with limited knowledge resources. A dynamic model is developed to address the evolution of macro dynamic innovation systems and the role of policies as interactive mechanisms. Practical implementation and future research areas are also suggested. Full article
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The Role of Health Resort Enterprises in Health Prevention during the Epidemic Crisis Caused by COVID-19
J. Open Innov. Technol. Mark. Complex. 2021, 7(2), 133; https://doi.org/10.3390/joitmc7020133 - 14 May 2021
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The COVID-19 pandemic has reduced or even temporarily halted tourism worldwide. The lack of tourists has huge consequences not only for the tourism industry, but also for the tourism economy. Health tourism enterprises are also affected by this problem, but their situation is [...] Read more.
The COVID-19 pandemic has reduced or even temporarily halted tourism worldwide. The lack of tourists has huge consequences not only for the tourism industry, but also for the tourism economy. Health tourism enterprises are also affected by this problem, but their situation is somewhat different from other tourism enterprises, as the relationship of these enterprises with the healthcare system provides an opportunity to continue operations, albeit in a different role than the tourism function. The diagnostic objective of this article is to assess the impact of the pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus on the activities of tourism and medical tourism enterprises operating in spa destinations after 12 months of the pandemic situation. The cognitive objective, on the other hand, is to identify the roles that these companies play in reducing the impact of epidemic risks. The article presents the results of the research conducted in 19 tourism and medical companies, covering 115 sanatorium facilities, run in Polish health spas. The results indicate that although their economic situation is difficult, it is at the same time stable. Two reasons in particular stand out: (1) financial support from government anti-crisis programs; and (2) implementation of rapid organizational changes that enable the implementation of epidemiological prevention tasks, relieving the burden on infectious diseases hospitals by operating an isolation center, a vaccination center, or a quarantine facility for asymptomatic patients. This use of tourism infrastructure contributes to promoting it as open innovation in tourism. Full article
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How Wise Companies Drive Digital Transformation
J. Open Innov. Technol. Mark. Complex. 2021, 7(2), 122; https://doi.org/10.3390/joitmc7020122 - 28 Apr 2021
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Enterprises aimed at acquiring a sustainable competitive advantage in the Digital Era are challenged to develop a Transformative Digital Leadership marked by a set of abilities. The paper introduces the Digital Transformative Leadership Compass as an innovative framework to assess wise leaders’ characteristics [...] Read more.
Enterprises aimed at acquiring a sustainable competitive advantage in the Digital Era are challenged to develop a Transformative Digital Leadership marked by a set of abilities. The paper introduces the Digital Transformative Leadership Compass as an innovative framework to assess wise leaders’ characteristics driving organisational digital transformation in today’s complex business landscape. It identifies the critical abilities, attitudes, and behaviours distinguishing the profile of a transformative digital leader leading an organisation to continuously innovate and digitally evolve in the same way as the business landscape. This paper contributes to theory building by proposing an interpretative framework of critical abilities distinguishing a transformative digital leader of a transformative digital company. Furthermore, the paper provides practitioners with valuable insights and theoretical evidence on leadership practices in the digital era. Full article
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Three Disruptive Models of New Spatial Planning: “Attention”, “Surveillance” or “Sustainable” Capitalisms?
J. Open Innov. Technol. Mark. Complex. 2021, 7(1), 46; https://doi.org/10.3390/joitmc7010046 - 27 Jan 2021
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This paper compares and contrasts three disruptive models of potential and actual new kinds of spatial planning. These include “seasteading”, “smart neighbourhoods” and “renewable spatial systems”. Each is labelled with distinctive discursive titles, respectively: “Attention Capitalism”; “Surveillance Capitalism” and “Sustainable Capitalism” denoting the [...] Read more.
This paper compares and contrasts three disruptive models of potential and actual new kinds of spatial planning. These include “seasteading”, “smart neighbourhoods” and “renewable spatial systems”. Each is labelled with distinctive discursive titles, respectively: “Attention Capitalism”; “Surveillance Capitalism” and “Sustainable Capitalism” denoting the different lineaments of each, although they all have their origins in the Silicon Valley techno-entrepreneurial milieu. In each case, while the path dependences of trajectories have diverged the progenitors were often erstwhile business partners at the outset. The paper is interested in qualitative methodology and proposes “pattern recognition” as a means to disclose the deep psychological, sociological, political and economic levels that inform the surface appearances and functions of the diverse spatial planning modes and designs that have been advanced or inferred from empirically observable initiator practice. “Dark Triad” analysis is entailed in actualising psychological deep structures. Each of the three models is discussed and the lineaments of their initiators’ ideas are disclosed. Each “school” has a designated mentor(s), respectively: academic B. J. Fogg and venture capitalist Peter Thiel for “Attention Capitalism”, “smart city” planner Dan Doctoroff for “Surveillance Capitalism” and “renewable energineer” and Elon Musk for “Sustainable Capitalism”, the eventual winner of this existential “dark versus light triad” urban planning contest. Full article
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Interconnections: A Systems History of Science, Technology, Leisure, and Fear
J. Open Innov. Technol. Mark. Complex. 2021, 7(1), 14; https://doi.org/10.3390/joitmc7010014 - 05 Jan 2021
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It is well known that technological change causes social change, and vice versa. Using system and historical perspectives, this article examines that truth at a finer level of specificity, namely, that social perceptions of interconnectedness influence the progress of science and technology, and [...] Read more.
It is well known that technological change causes social change, and vice versa. Using system and historical perspectives, this article examines that truth at a finer level of specificity, namely, that social perceptions of interconnectedness influence the progress of science and technology, and that conversely, as 21st-century technology makes us in fact more connected, society’s anxieties shift. From the science/technology side, we look at interdisciplinary research, system and complexity theory, quantum tech, and the Internet, exploring how these interact and cause changes in social attitudes—fears, conspiracy theories, political polarization, and even entertainment trends—some of which are surprising, and some dangerous. The article’s systems view helps make sense of current environmental, political, and psychological crises. It combines original ideas with those of several prominent thinkers, to suggest constructive actions. Full article
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Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Keynote Speakers:

Title: Science, Technology, Leisure, and Fear: A story of Interconnections
Author: Fred Phillips

Title: Alternative Failures and a Success for Planning Green Urban Settlements
Author: Philip Cooke

Title: The Growth of Knowledge and Its Limitations
Author: Ulrich Witt

Title: From Catching-up to Convergence of the Latecomer Firms: Evidence from the Korean firm data
Author: Keun Lee

Title: The Comedy of Commons: Democratization, Participation, and OI with Sustainability Author: JinHyo Joseph Yun
Title: Identifying the Diverse Effecteds of Innovation from Natural Experiments

Author: KwangHo Jung
Title: Crisis-resilience of enterprises and overcoming the negative consequences of COVID-19 Author: Natalja Lace

Title: The Digital Revolution in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Author: Alexander Brem

Regular Special Issue Papers:

Title: Effective Venture Capital Market Development Concept
Authors: Matisone Anita, Lace Natalja

Title: The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Consumer Behavior
Authors: Oganisjana Karine, Kozlovskis Konstantins, Andersone Ieva

Title: Dynamics of business models in industry wide collaborative networks for circularity
Authors: Ales Krmela, Iveta Simberova, Viktorija Babica

Title: Open innovation in the automotive industry to scale the business model
Authors: Robert von Böhlen, Iveta Simberova

Title: Innovations of the Management System in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises: Problems and Solutions
Authors: Millers Maris, Gaile-Sarkane Elina, Sceulovs Deniss

Title: The Role of Customer Experience Driven Innovation in an Organizations` Business Processes
Authors: Kokins Gundars, Straujuma Anita

Title: Influence of non-product related attributes on media brands consumption
Authors: Saulite Linda, Sceulovs Deniss, Pollák František

Title: The effectiveness of depicting traditional masculinity in advertising
Authors: Toms Kreicbergs, Sceulovs Deniss

Title: Technology-rich Study Process: Quality Evaluation and Challenges of Innovativeness
Authors: Degtjarjova Irina, Lapina Inga

Title: Standardization as a Catalyst for Open and Responsible Innovation
Authors: Pilena Arta, Mezinska Iveta, Lapina Inga

Title: The role of open innovation in the world of hospitality industry
Authors: Valentina Della Corte, Giovanna Del Gaudio, Fabiana Sepe, Enrico Di Taranto

Title: The comedy of commons: Democratization, Participation, and OI with sustainability: Comparative analysis of 3 economies: Jeju Korea, Sorento or Amalfi Italy, and St. Petersburg Russia
Authors: JinHyo Joseph Yun, Xiaofei Zhao, KyungBae Park, Sergei Evgenevich Barykin,Valentina Della Corte, Giovanna Del Gaudio

Title: Two-stage cluster model for analysis of innovation factors
Author: Pavel Baboshkin

Title: Blockchain innovation in stock exchanges: Evidence from Russia
Authors: Anton Lisin, Roman Veynberg, Oleg Litvishko

Title: Will robots take your job? The workers’ point of view
Authors: Arianna Marcolin, Sergio Scicchitano

Title: Productivity-enhancing technologies, artificial intelligence and jobs: A Bayesian multilevel model for Portugal
Authors: Pedro Bação, Vanessa Gaudêncio, Marta Simões

Title: Research on Emergency Governance Strategies of Multinational Companies to Deal with the Deterioration of International Relations—Based on the Empirical Analysis of Chinese Manufacturing
Authors: Liang Qu, YuanjieXu, Ke Fu

Title: The evolution of epidemic governance behaviors in typical regions of China during the COVID19 and its impact on governance effects-a comparative analysis of multiple cases
Authors: ChunyanWang, RunhuiLin, Qi Wang

Title: Research on the Path of Citizen Participation in Community Epidemic Prevention and Control: Taking X Street in Jiangsu, China as an Example
Authors: Yuwei Zhang, Lei Ma, Zheng Liu, Huijie Yuan

Title: Research on the digital transformation of local government services in China -- A case study of Shanghai, China
Authors: Ziyi Wan, Lei Ma, Zheng Liu, Ting Yang

Title: Consortium-type collaboration in semiconductor industry: application to new product technology and new product development
Author: Katsutoshi Oki

Title: Impact of Covid-19 and Diversity Management in Japan: Open Innovation Attempts
Author: Mari Iizuka

Title: Collaborative opportunity identification of Artificial Intelligenc: An empirical analysis based on the patent network
Author: Ben Zhang

Title: Construction and application of enterprise technology innovation risk early-warning system based on patent mining
Author: Chenxu Ming

Title: Zig-zag growth patterns of open innovation dynamics-The diversity in OI cost, OI benefit size, and OI time lag
Authors: Jinhyo Joseph Yun, DooSeok Lee, HeungjuAhn, Xiaofei Zhao, KyungBae Park

Title: Building finance literacy during the COVID-19 pandemic
Authors: Ciemleja Guna, Kozlovskis Konstantins

Title: Comparison of value added in response to delivery to selected EU countries
Authors: Kostiuk Yaroslava, Kohútová Veronika, Straková Jarmila, Koleda Nadežda

Title: Probability-Statistical Models For Estimating The Efficiency Of Investment Projects
Authors: Garanin D., Lukashevich N., Balsky V., Volovik A.

Title: Non-linear behavior modeling in the financial technology industry
Authors: Svirina A., Appalonova N.

Title: An Analysis on the Effects of S&T Manpower Developing Program using System Dynamics
Authors: Jaeseong Kim, Sang Ok Choi

Title: Factors affecting the perception of social innovation: The role of digital literacy
Authors: Hanbyul Choi, Dongwook Kim

Title: Diffusion of Policy Innovations: Militarization of Cyber Security in South Korea and Japan
Authors: Kyudong Park, Geunhye Kim

Title: How is the Innovation Speed of International Joint Ventures Determined? Assessing the Effects of Ownership Balance Using A Duration Analysis of Time to Patent
Authors: Kyuho Jin, Chulhyung Park, Jeonghwan Lee

Title: Do strategic alliances really benefit firms? A distinction between successful and failed alliances
Authors: He SoungAhn, Eundgo Kim

Title: Live commerce platform and consumer purchase behavior
Authors: Nianwen Ha, Junic Kim

Title: Institutional pressures and firm performance: Mediating role of ESG and Moderating role of CEO leadership
Authors: Yuhan Liu, Jaewook Yoo, Eunhwa Lee

Title: Corporate Big data-based Key Information Data Analysis for Competitor Search and its Applications to the Value Chain in Pharmaceutical Industry
Authors: Jeong-Hee Lee, Chan-Ho Lee, Min-Seung Kim, Tae-Eung Sung

Title: Designing Entrepreneurial Business Process and Organization for Dynamic Startups Inter-Organizational Business Process Collaboration
Authors: Sanghyun Sung, Sehwan Yoo, Junghyun Yoon

Title: The Effect of Learning Orientation and Business Model Innovation on Entrepreneurial Performance: Focused on South Korean Start-up Companies
Authors: Byung-Yun Bae, Sungyong Choi

Title: The Effect of open innovation capability on management performance: Comparative analysis of Venture, Medium, and Large Companies in Korea
Authors: Seunghoo Jin, Daeyu Kim

Title: The Factors Affecting Technology Commercialization of Government Research Institutes: Focusing on human resource
Authors: SeHwan Ko, Woojoong Kim, Kangwon Lee

Title: What are the Strategies for Jobs Creation through Medical Tourism in Korea?
Authors: Maksim Digai, Hoyeon Jang, Kwangsoo Shin, Gilwon Kang

Title: Exploring an investment model based on collective intelligence of scientists and engineers for promising technologies
Authors: Sangjae Pyo, Hyoung Ryul Ma, Sumi Na, Dong Hoon Oh

Title: Recovering Covid-19 through Open Innovation: Cases of Japanese Pop Culture and Culture Tourism
Author: Mari Iizuka

Title: University in industry networking through academic spin-offs. The role of open innovation
Authors: Valentina Della Corte, Krishnan Umachandran, Giovanna Del Gaudio, Giuliana Nevola

Title: Preliminary study on the open innovation signal of firms at financial statements
Authors: JinHyo Joseph Yun, BongHwan Kim, Eui-Seob Jeong

Title: Forecasting trend of technology changes in senior-friendly industry approaching through patent analysis
Authors: Myungsun Lee, Si-jeoung Kim, Sang Ok Choi

Title: Dynamic impact of uncertainties on R&D configuration and innovation performance
Authors: Eundgo Kim

Title: Forecasting Technology Economic Lifetime based on Deep Learning: In Perspective of Activating Open Innovation
Authors: Min-Seung Kim,Yong-Ju Jang,Chan-Ho lee,Ji-Hye Choi, Tae-Eung Sung

Title: How network tie moderates the relationships between entrepreneurial alertness and innovativeness?: Perspective from open innovation
Authors: Yongwoo Kim, Junghyun Yoon, Sanghyun Sung

Title: Efficiency Analysis for Innovative e-Government ICT Operations Management: Non-parametric Frontier Approach
Authors: Hyundong Nam, Minjeong Oh, Sungyong Choi

Title: Exploring the Food Firm’s Open Innovation Strategies.-Focusing on Korean Food Industry
Authors: Harry Jeong, Kwangsoo Shin

Title: Effect of knowledge based and policy-based firm strategies on globalization: Focused on South Korea Start-ups
Authors: Myoung jae Choi, Hun Park, Jongtaik Lee

Title: The Influence of Entrepreneurship and Career Choice : The Mediation Effect of Bricolage
Authors: Yu Shin Kim, Chung Gyu Byun, Dea Soo Choi

Title: Digital Entrepreneurship and Social Network Effects
Authors: Joo Y. Park & Chang Soo Sung

Title: Conservation of wetlands in the suburb of Seoul metropolitan as‘city of wetlands’
Authors: Jiyoung Choi, SangDon Lee

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