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Title: Open Innovation in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs): External Knowledge Sourcing Strategies and Internal Organizational Facilitators
Authors: Brunswicker, Sabine
Vanhaverbeke, Wim
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: JOURNAL OF SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, 53 (4), p. 1241-1263
Abstract: In this paper we explore how small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) engage in external knowledge sourcing, a form of inbound open innovation. We draw upon a sample of 1,411 SMEs and empirically conceptualize a typology of strategic types of external knowledge sourcing, namely minimal, supply-chain, technology-oriented, application-oriented, and full-scope sourcing. Each strategy reflects the nature of external interactions and is linked to a distinct mixture of four internal practices for managing innovation. Both full-scope and application-oriented sourcing offer performance benefits and are associated with a stronger focus on managing innovation. However, they differ in their managerial focus on strategic and operational aspects.
Notes: [Brunswicker, Sabine] Purdue Univ, Innovat, W Lafayette, IN 47907 USA. [Brunswicker, Sabine] Purdue Univ, Res Ctr Open Digital Innovat, W Lafayette, IN 47907 USA. [Brunswicker, Sabine] ESADE Business Sch, Barcelona, Spain. [Brunswicker, Sabine] Queensland Univ Technol, Brisbane, Qld 4001, Australia. [Vanhaverbeke, Wim] Hasselt Univ, Fac BEW, Strategy & Innovat Management, Louvain, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/19766
DOI: 10.1111/jsbm.12120
ISI #: 000361435600020
ISSN: 0047-2778
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2016
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