Special Issue "Open Innovation and Firm Performance"

A special issue of Administrative Sciences (ISSN 2076-3387).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Pilar Vargas

Department of Management, La Rioja University, 26004 Logroño, La Rioja, Spain
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Interests: innovation; strategic management; intangible assets and technology adoption

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In 2003, the book Open Innovation the New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology by Henry Chesbrough was published. Since that date, the interest in open innovation has increased drastically among managers, and many firms have experimented with this innovation strategy. This trend has also been reflected in the scholars’ work. There has been an upsurge in the number of articles dealing with open innovation as a research topic, however, recent contributions (Appleyard and Chesbrough, 2017; Birkinshaw, 2017) claim that this framework is extremely useful and that there are a number of issues unaddressed. The aim of this Special Issue is to open up some lines of advance to further develop the research in this field from different points of view. This Special Issue seeks original research on a wide range of topics associated with open innovation and firm performance, which include (but are not limited to):

  • The relationship between value creation and value capture.
  • Open innovation and firm performance from a dynamic point of view.
  • The negative consequences of openness and its effect on performance.
  • The relationship of open innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • How open innovation is applied in SMEs, low-tech firms, government or non-for-profit entities.
  • Contextual factors affecting the relationship between open innovation and firm performance.
  • The relation between open innovation, business models and strategy.

We welcome both theoretical and empirical contributions. In relation to empirical research, we appreciate papers involving quantitative or qualitative methods.

Dr. Pilar Vargas
Guest Editor

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Open AccessArticle A Research Agenda on Open Innovation and Entrepreneurship: A Co-Word Analysis
Adm. Sci. 2018, 8(3), 34; https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci8030034
Received: 28 May 2018 / Revised: 3 July 2018 / Accepted: 6 July 2018 / Published: 10 July 2018
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This paper aims to contribute to a better understanding of the literature on open innovation and entrepreneurship. Several studies have applied bibliometric methods to innovation and entrepreneurship separately. However, no study has considered these fields in combination while using a bibliometric approach. The
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This paper aims to contribute to a better understanding of the literature on open innovation and entrepreneurship. Several studies have applied bibliometric methods to innovation and entrepreneurship separately. However, no study has considered these fields in combination while using a bibliometric approach. The main aim of this paper is to understand the relationship between open innovation and entrepreneurship. We develop a descriptive analysis, focusing on temporal evolution, journals, authors, universities, countries, and keywords, and a co-word analysis. Our research identifies the main topics investigated in the open innovation and entrepreneurship literature and describes their relationships. Based on our results, the topics are grouped in three clusters. We present observations on how this literature is influenced by the resources and how this literature affects the management of innovation and knowledge. Future research could focus on questions such as the advantages of open innovation in the creation of new companies, whether open innovation processes facilitate access to funding sources by entrepreneurs or the analysis of business models based on open innovation for the creation of new companies. Full article
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