Researching Open Innovation in SMEs

Wim Vanhaverbeke (Editor), Federico Frattini (Editor), Nadine Roijakkers (Editor), Muhammad Usman (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportBook editingAcademic


The concept of open innovation (OI) has become a very popular topic during the last decade, with increasing number of SMEs embracing OI practices to gain competitive advantage. This edited volume is a timely opportunity to gather research on OI in SMEs, to investigate how OI is managed and implemented to determine the peculiarities compared to OI management in large companies, and to specify the consequences for future OI research. The book offers insights into the following topics: The state of the art on open innovation in SMEs; adopting open innovation in SMEs; interorganizational networks and innovation ecosystems; sectoral patterns of open innovation in SMEs; and measuring, evaluating and stimulating open innovation in SMEs.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd
Number of pages500
ISBN (Electronic)9789813230972
ISBN (Print)978-9813230965
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2018


  • Open innovation
  • small and medium enterprises


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