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Henry Chesbrough , Wim Vanhaverbeke , Joel West
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15 April 2008
Open Innovation describes an emergent model of innovation in which firms draw on research and development that may lie outside their own boundaries. In some cases, such as open source software, this research and development can take place in a non-proprietary manner. Henry Chesbrough and his collaborators investigate this phenomenon, linking the practice of innovation to the established body of innovation research, showing what's new and what's familiar in the process. Offering theoretical explanations for the use (and limits) of open innovation, the book examines the applicability of the concept, implications for the boundaries of firms, the potential of open innovation to prove successful, and implications for intellectual property policies and practices. The book will be key reading for academics, researchers, and graduate students of innovation and technology management.

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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford (15 April 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199226466
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199226467
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 15 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 117,412 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Review from previous edition From large organisations seeking to develop open innovation as a capability through to universities and IP organisations seeking to act as catalysts for open innovation and then onto networks to enable the connections, this is a thorough review of most of the drivers on the topic. Linking current practice to innovation research, this shows what is new, what is not and provides theoretical frameworks for the use and limitations of open innovation. Although clearly written for the academic community, this is a useful source of reference for many of those in multiple organisations seeking to take advantage of open innovation opportunities. Innovation Update This book not only provides an excellent state of the art on open innovation, it also makes a commendable effort in expanding its application domain... 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. Creativity and Innovation Management '... this is a useful source of reference for many of those in multiple organisations seeking to take advantage of open innovation opportunities.' Innovation Update

About the Author

Henry Chesbrough is Executive Director at the Center for Open Innovation at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. Wim Vanhaverbeke is an Associate Professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. Joel West is an Associate Professor of Technology Management at the College of Business at San Jose State University.

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The Open Innovation paradigm can be understood as the antithesis of the traditional vertical integration model where internal research and development (R&D) activities lead to internally developed products that are then distributed by the firm. Read the first page
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4.0 out of 5 stars The start of open innovation 14 Feb 2014
By Tony
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I'm doing some research on open innovation, and you can't do that without reading the works of Henry Chesbrough. This book involves a lot of different aspects of the open innovation theories. Most of all I think that openness, transparency and the inclusion of external actors in internal processes, are important for producing valid innovations. So the theories are good. On the other hand I think it might be a bit early to call it a paradigm change.

At any rate it's a good read for anyone interested in open innovation.
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4.0 out of 5 stars For academics 19 Mar 2011
By Jackal - Published on
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This edited volume must be the result of some academic conference, now almost ten years ago. It deals with Open Innovation (Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating And Profiting from Technology) mostly from a research perspective. So this book is really aimed at researchers. By reading this book you get a feel for the different kind of research that is done in this area. Most of it fall under management of technology/innovation as opposed to product development (if you're familiar with that academic distinction). I normally don't like edited volumes at all, but in this case I can make an exception. Probably because this is a new field of inquiry.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for researchers on networks, alliances and innovation 5 Mar 2014
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As an academic who is doing research on innovation and alliances and networks, the book has been very insightful resgarding what research is being carried on this theme.
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