To mark the 10th anniversary of the publication of the book Open
Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from
Technology, Research Policy approved a
special issue of the journal entitled “Open Innovation: New
Insights and Evidence.” The Guest Editors for the special issue
The four guest editors worked under the supervision of Ashish Arora as Lead Editor on behalf of Research Policy. The original Call for Papers can be found here.
The first round of the process was a special issue conference, for which papers were submitted in April 2012. The conference was held June 25-26, 2012 at Imperial College London. Here we have a copy of the final program, while stories on the conference can be found on the open innovation blog.
After the conference, both conference authors and the broader
research community sent papers to Research Policy prior
to the September 2, 2012 deadline. Most papers went through three
rounds of submission and double-blind review prior to acceptance.
Editorial decisions were made by the guest editors and lead
editor, subject to RP’s conflict
of interest policies.
Additional information on the special issue can be found on the open innovation blog.
The special issue was published as the June
2014 issue of Research Policy, Volume 43, Number 5.
In the introductory
article, we summarized the state of both the field of open
innovation research and the special issue. The abstract is as
We review the contribution and evolution of open innovation since the publication of Chesbrough’s 2003 Open Innovation book, and suggest likely directions going forward. We link the articles of this special issue to three key trends in open innovation research: better measurement, resolving the role of appropriability and linking that research to the management and economics literature. From this, we identify other trends and suggest opportunities for future research.
The special issue consists of 10 articles:
Belderbos, René, Bruno Cassiman, Dries Faems, Bart Leten & Bart Van Looy. 2014. “Co-ownership of intellectual property: Exploring the value-appropriation and value-creation implications of co-patenting with different partners,” Research Policy 43 (5): 841-852, DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2013.08.013
Colombo, Massimo G., Evila Piva & Cristina Rossi-Lamastra. 2014. “Open innovation and within-industry diversification in small and medium enterprises: The case of open source software firms,” Research Policy 43 (5): 891-902, DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2013.08.015
Dahlander, Linus & Henning Piezunka. 2014. “Open to suggestions: How organizations elicit suggestions through proactive and reactive attention,” Research Policy 43 (5): 812-827, DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2013.06.006
Du, Jingshu, Bart Leten & Wim Vanhaverbeke. 2014. “Does Open Innovation Improve the Performance of R&D Projects?” Research Policy 43 (5): 828-840, DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2013.12.008
Felin, Teppo & Todd R. Zenger. 2014. “Closed or open innovation? Problem solving and the governance choice,” Research Policy 43 (5): 914-925, DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2013.09.006
Gambardella, Alfonso & Claudio Panico. 2014. “On the Management of Open Innovation,” Research Policy 43 (5): 903-913, DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2013.12.002
Henkel, Joachim, Simone Schöberl & Oliver Alexy. 2014. “The emergence of openness: How firms learn selective revealing in open innovation,” Research Policy 43 (5): 879-890, DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2013.08.014
Laursen, Keld & Ammon J. Salter. 2014. “The Paradox of Openness: Appropriability, External Search and Innovation Collaboration,” Research Policy 43 (5): 867-878, DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2013.10.004
Mina, Andrea, Elif Bascavusoglu-Moreau & Alan Hughes. 2014. “Open service innovation and the firm’s search for external knowledge,” Research Policy 43 (5): 853-866, DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2013.07.004
West, Joel, Ammon Salter, Wim Vanhaverbeke
& Henry Chesbrough. 2014. “Open innovation: The next decade,”
Research Policy 43 (5): 805-811, DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2014.03.001