Design Management Academy 2017 Hong Kong

Track 1.b Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Trends in Open Innovation

Beverly Wagner, University of Strathclyde, UK
Nusa Fain, University of Strathclyde, UK*
Nikola Vukasinovic, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Although open innovation has been a hot topic within business, design and innovation management, it is still ill defined and companies struggle with smooth implementation of open innovation practices into their daily operations. Case studies within the theme highlight that there isn’t a single approach to adoption of open innovation.

Different perspectives on the need for openness, the antecedents of open innovation and processes for implementation have been proposed within this interdisciplinary field.

The main aim of this conference track is to debate some of these emerging issues and position designers within this context. This track invites contributions particularly within the following topics:

  • Collaboration within open innovation
  • Internal organisational antecedents for open innovation
  • Crowdsourcing and open innovation platforms
  • Engagement with intermediaries
  • The role of SMEs in open innovation
  • Open innovation in the public sector and regulatory environments
  • Knowledge management across open innovation
  • Managing IP and risk
  • Integration of open innovation into daily operations
  • Space for open innovation

It is expected that within these topics, the role of design, the designer and design management is considered and potential drivers for implementation of open innovation within organisations discussed. We invite both, conceptual and practice-oriented papers.

Indicative References

Chesbrough, H. (2003). Open innovation: The new imperative for creating and profiting from technology. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press.

Chesbrough, H., & Bogers, M. (2014). Explicating open innovation: Clarifying an emerging paradigm for understanding innovation. In H. Chesbrough, W. Vanhaverbeke, & J. West (Eds.), New Frontiers in Open Innovation (3–28). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Chesbrough, H., Kim, S., & Agogino, A. (2014). Chez panisse: Building an open innovation ecosystem. California Management Review, 56(4), 144–171. doi: 10.1525/cmr.2014.56.4.144

Dahlander, L., & Gann, D. M. (2010). How open is innovation? Research Policy, 39(6), 699–709.

Enkel, E., Gassmann, O., & Chesbrough, H. W. 2009. Open R&D and open innovation: Exploring the phenomenon. R&D Management, 39(4), 311–316. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9310.2009.00570.x

Frow, P., Nenonen, S., Payne, A. and Storbacka, K., (2015). Managing co‐creation design: A strategic approach to innovation. British Journal of Management26(3), 463–483. doi: 10.1111/1467-8551.12087

Christiansen, J.K., Gasparin, M. and Varnes, C.J., (2013). Improving design with open innovation: A flexible management technology. Research-Technology Management56(2), 36–44.