Competence Management for Open Innovation

Competence Management for Open Innovation

Author: Joachim Hafkesbrink

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783844100020

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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Medium and small sized enterprises are increasingly reliant on innovation to be successful. A new paradigm to exploit joint forces for creating innovative products and services is Open Innovation, in which companies open specific phases of their innovation process to collaboration with others in order to profit from novel ideas, or alternative external paths to market. Especially in the field of the digital economy, which is highly innovation-driven, successful examples of value-creating open partnerships can be found: customers, researchers or partners join the innovation process, and thus may complement a necessary competency portfolio that a single company may be unable to provide. Managing and facilitating Open Innovation processes does, however, require appropriate competencies and experiences. In that regard, support in terms of infrastructure and analytical frameworks can be very helpful and even necessary. This book includes theories, tools and support mechanisms that were presented at the International Symposium on Support for Open Innovation processes. Researchers and practitioners active in the field of Open Innovation describe their experiences and ideas in this area. The first part of the book elucidates several approaches to support the management of Open Innovation processes. Special attention is given to the topics of competence development and management, awareness and the reputation of Open Innovation community members, and the implementation of the Open Innovation paradigm in enterprises. Furthermore, social software based services to foster and facilitate the Open Innovation process are proposed. The second part of the book focuses on case studies in Open Innovation conducted within SMEs in the digital economy sector. Three case studies - on Web 2.0 learning, Open Source Innovation and Virtual Worlds platforms - are introduced and analysed with theoretical frameworks that are described in the first part of the book.

New Frontiers in Open Innovation

New Frontiers in Open Innovation

Author: Henry Chesbrough

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191504990

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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Companies have to innovate to stay competitive, and they have to collaborate with other organizations to innovate effectively. Although the benefits of "open innovation" have been described in detail before, underlying mechanisms how companies can be successful open innovators have not be understood well. A growing community of innovation management researchers started to develop different frameworks to understand open innovation in a more systematic way. This book provides a thorough examination of research conducted to date on open innovation, as well as a comprehensive overview of what will be the most important, most promising and most relevant research topics in this area during the next decade. "Open Innovation: Researching a new paradigm" (OUP 2006) was the first initiative to bring open innovation closer to the academic community. Open innovation research has since then been growing in an exponential way and research has evolved in different and unexpected directions. As the research field is growing, it becomes increasingly difficult for young (and even experienced scholars) to keep an overview of the most important trends in open innovation research, of the research topics that are most promising for the coming years, and of the most interesting management challenges that are emerging in organizations practicing open innovation. In the spirit of an open approach to innovation, the editors have engaged other scholars and practitioners to contribute some of their interesting insights in this book.Companies have to innovate to stay competitive, and they have to collaborate with other organizations to innovate effectively. Although the benefits of "open innovation" have been described in detail before, mechanisms underlying how companies can be successful "open innovators" have not be understood well. A growing community of innovation management researchers started to develop different frameworks to understand open innovation in a more systematic way.

Competence Management and Competitive Product Development

Competence Management and Competitive Product Development

Author: Alexander Chursin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319750859

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 241

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This monograph provides theoretical and practical perspectives on competency management as a key resource for producing competitive products. The authors develop and substantiate a law of dependence between competencies and emergence of new markets, and describe the practical aspects of developing competencies in high-tech companies. Further, they develop economic and mathematical models for managing the competitive advantages of a company based on competencies. Using these models, they present a method for evaluating and ranking core competencies, as well as for multi-criteria ratings of human potential efficiency. The book also discusses the mechanisms of competitiveness management based on a conceptual model of a competence center network.

Proceedings of the 1st AAGBS International Conference on Business Management 2014 (AiCoBM 2014)

Proceedings of the 1st AAGBS International Conference on Business Management 2014 (AiCoBM 2014)

Author: Jaafar Pyeman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789812874269

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 653

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The proceedings of the 1st AAGBS International Conference on Business Management 2014 (AiCoBM 2014), held in Penang, Malaysia, gathers 57 refereed papers. They cover areas relating to various aspects of business management and reflect the conference’s three main themes (management and marketing, economics and finance, and entrepreneurship) and present original papers contributed by researchers, scholars, professionals and postgraduate students. They address a range of disciplines that encompass each of the main themes. Using basic and applied research findings together with case studies they provide valuable information on current research trends in business management, international business, marketing, economics, finance, Islamic finance and economics, and entrepreneurship.

Open Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Open Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Author: Gadaf Rexhepi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030169121

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 126

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This book combines theoretical perspectives and empirical evidence on open innovation and entrepreneurship as two essential ways to help entrepreneurial businesses grow and achieve a competitive advantage. Discussing essential issues at the nexus of entrepreneurship and open innovation, such as enterprise growth, creating competitive advantage, implementation of open innovation, and the overall corporate strategy, the respective contributions demonstrate how open innovation can provide a vital impetus to the growth of entrepreneurial businesses and pave a new way to achieving a competitive edge.

Human Development and Interaction in the Age of Ubiquitous Technology

Human Development and Interaction in the Age of Ubiquitous Technology

Author: Rahman, Hakikur

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522505570

Category: Computers

Page: 384

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The human condition is affected by numerous factors in modern society. In modern times, technology is so integrated into culture that it has become necessary to perform even daily functions. Human Development and Interaction in the Age of Ubiquitous Technology is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on the widespread integration of technological innovations around the globe and examines how human-computer interaction affects various aspects of people’s lives. Featuring emergent research from theoretical perspectives and case studies, this book is ideally designed for professionals, students, practitioners, and academicians.

Open Innovation: Unveiling The Power Of The Human Element

Open Innovation: Unveiling The Power Of The Human Element

Author: Mention Anne-laure

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789813140868

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 388

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What is the profile to excel and lead in an open innovation environment, within and across organizational boundaries? What are the organizational ingredients and ways contributing to the creation of the right corporate open innovation environment and culture, within and across organizational boundaries? What is the role of organizational culture as a catalyst for adopting open innovation practices? What kinds of educational and training curricula for open innovation need to be developed and put in place? By unveiling the peculiarities of the dynamic interplay between the individual and organizational spectrums, this volume, seeks to provide relevant answers to these questions, among others. Readers are invited to embark on a fascinating and challenging journey towards one of the darkest of sides and mysteries of open innovation: the human element. Open Innovation: Unveiling the Power of the Human Element brings together the latest thinking from members of the academic community, industry leaders and practitioners, along with, policy-makers. By adopting a variety of research methods, this volume provides relevant up-to-speed but at the same time down-to-earth invaluable insights, foresights and solutions in relation to the role and the positioning of the human element within the participatory and connection-driven DNA of the open innovation paradigm.

Business Management and Communication Perspectives in Industry 4.0

Business Management and Communication Perspectives in Industry 4.0

Author: Özbebek Tunç, Ay?egül

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522594185

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 337

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Changes in the global economy bring new dynamics, concepts, and implications that require digitalization and adaptation. The new “normal” has changed, and companies must adopt such strategies if they want to survive in the ever-changing business environments. Business Management and Communication Perspectives in Industry 4.0 is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the planning, implementing, and evaluating of strategies for the new industry standards. While highlighting topics such as artificial intelligence, digital leadership, and management science, this publication theorizes about tomorrow’s business and communication environments based on the past and present of the concepts. This book is ideally designed for managers, researchers, educators, students, professionals, and policymakers seeking current research on blending managerial and communicational concepts with a multidisciplinary approach.

Managing Open Innovation Technologies

Managing Open Innovation Technologies

Author: Jenny S. Z. Eriksson Lundström

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642316500

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

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Open innovation increases the profit of companies and organizations via the input and the adoption of new ideas that are transformed into new processes, products, and services. Yet, how do we ensure that adopters of such innovations focus on relevant problems and use appropriate methods? How should we manage open innovation technologies? How can we exploit distributed knowledge and inventions? And how can we promote them successfully on the market? With valuable lessons to be learned from academic research and industrial experiences of e.g. Intel, Nokia, Philips Healthcare, small municipalities, e-learning platforms and user communities, this book focuses on some of the key dimensions of open innovation and open innovation technologies. It is divided into three themes: theme 1 deals with open innovation as it is in use today, including theoretical underpinnings and lessons from related research fields. Theme 2 analyzes the use of open innovation in organizations today in order to extract best practices. Theme 3 presents forward-looking theoretical research as well as practical future uses of open innovation. Each chapter addresses the particular topics by presenting experiences and results gained in real life projects and/or by empirical research, and clearly states its purpose and how readers are supposed to benefit from it. Overall, the objectives of this book are to advance and disseminate research on systematic open innovation, and to make its results available to practitioners. Thus, the intended target audience includes the international academic community, industrial enterprises, and public authorities.

Innovation in Public Services

Innovation in Public Services

Author: Stephen P. Osborne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317362609

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 290

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In response to changes in internal needs, external organizational environments, and the expectations of shareholders – most notably, citizens and politicians – innovation is now an important common-place aspect of governance and the running of public service organizations. Given the ongoing financial and economic crisis, which presents a significant challenge to public service organizations (PSOs), there is a growing need to establish innovative strategies in order to survive the crisis, and provide the basis for future sustainable growth. This book contributes towards the discussion of PSO innovation through theoretically informed empirical studies of innovation across a range of theories, topics and fields. Studies examine the role of citizens, managers, and public service organizations; the adoption, diffusion, implementation, and management of innovations; collaboration, communication, and information technologies; and decision-making, ethical principles, HR management, leadership, and procurement. The studies – which examine the situation in a range of countries in Europe and Asia – cover a range of different organizations such as non-profits, health service organizations, and local governments. This book was originally published as a special issue of Public Management Review.