Praise for Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm
edited by Henry Chesbrough, Wim Vanhaverbeke and Joel West

Book Reviews

“Henry Chesbrough, Wim Vanhaverbeke and Joel West decided to write a new book on open innovation that aimed to engage the academic community in a dialogue about researching the processes of innovation. These efforts have resulted in Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm. This book consists of 14 chapters, encompassing both conceptual and empirical studies by 15 researchers.

“It needs to be stressed that this book is more than a simple collection of different studies on open innovation. In my opinion, the editors have successfully managed to integrate the different chapters into a coherent volume in which the ideas, results and implications of the different studies are explicitly linked to each other. …

“I am convinced that this book substantially contributes to our understanding of the open innovation concept. In addition, this book clearly indicates a number of existing gaps in the open innovation literature and provides a lot of interesting suggestions to advance our knowledge in this respect. I therefore would like to recommend this book to all academics, practitioners and policy makers that are engaged in innovation management in general and open innovation in particular.”

— Dries Faems, Creativity and Innovation Management, June 2008, DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8691.2008.00502.x

Other Reviews

From the paperback edition back cover:

“The book provides an important, rich, and often novel understanding of innovation. It succeeds in explicating important new innovation phenomena, and anchors its investigation of the new phenomena in the work of previous scholars.”

David J. Teece, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

“Open innovation is the new paradigm for managing research, technology, R&D as well as doing business.This book provides new insights as to why economies of scale in R&D have been overestimated in the past and how the opening-up of the innovation process can happen.The book is recommended for every R&D manager, a must for any open innovation practioner and researcher.”

Oliver Gassmann, Institute of Technology Management, University of St. Gallen

“With the speed of knowledge being outdated these days, it becomes more and more important to build knowledge assets as quickly and exibly as possible. Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm explores and states how a firm can go beyond its boundary and work dynamically with others to create knowledge.”

Ikujiro Nonaka, Hitotsubashi University

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Last Updated October 3, 2009

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