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Resources used in week 4.

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Dr. Gertraud Leimüller: What is Open Innovation?

Chesbrough, Henry and Marcel, Bogers (2014): Explicating Open Innovation: Clarifying an Emerging Paradigm for Understanding Innovation. New Frontiers in Open Innovation. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Forthcoming.

Curley, Martin (2015): The Evolution of Open Innovation. Journal of Innovation Management. 3, p.9-16.

Fecher, Benedikt, Gertraud, Leimüller & Clemens Blümel (2018): Das Potenzial strategischer Öffnung,, (online), [accessed 07.06.2022].

Howe, Jeff (2006): The rise of crowdsourcing. Wired magazine. 14, p.1-4.

Keinz, Peter, Reinhard Prügl (2010): A User Community-Based Approach to Leveraging Technological Competences: An Exploratory Case Study of a Technology Start-Up from MIT. Creativity and Innovation Management. 19, p.269-289.

Leimüller, Gertraud (2017): Open Innovation Strategy for Austria,, (online), [accessed 07.06.2022].

Von Hippel, Eric (1986): “Lead Users: A Source of Novel Product Concepts. Management Science. 32, p.791-805.

Von Hippel, Eric (1988): Sources of innovation. New York NY: Oxford University Press.

Von Hippel, Eric (2005): Democratizing innovation: The evolving phenomenon of user innovation. Journal für Betriebswirtschaft. 55, p.63-78.

Amelie Riedesel: What is Open Social Innovation?

Recommended Literature:

Mair, J., & Gegenhuber, T. (2021). Open Social Innovation. Stanford Social Innovation Review, 19(4), 26–33.


Antadze, N, Westley, F (2010) Funding social innovation: How do we know what to grow? The Philanthropist 23(3): 343–356.

Cajaiba-Santana, G. (2013). Social innovation: Moving the field forward. A conceptual framework. Technological Forecasting and Social Change(81), 42-51.

Chalmers, D. (2013). Social innovation: An exploration of the barriers faced by innovating organizations in the social economy. Local Economy, 28(1), 17–34.

Chesbrough H (2003) Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from 45 Technology. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press.

Hansson, J., Bj.rk, F., Lundborg, D., & Olofsson, L.-E. (2014). An Ecosystem for Social Hubert, A. et al. (2010). Empowering people, driving change: Social innovation in the European Union. BEPA (Bureau of European Policy Advisers) (Ed.), Brussels. Download Innovation in Sweden. Lund: Lund University.

Jankel N. (2011) Radical (Re)invention. Available 47 at: (accessed 1 April 2021).

Laursen, K. & Salter, A. (2006). Open for innovation: the role of openness in explaining innovation performance among U.K. manufacturing firms. Strategic Management. Journal, 27, (2), 131-150.

Lettice, F, Parekh, M (2010) The social innovation process: Themes, challenges and implications for practice. International Journal of Technology Management 51(1): 139–158.

Mulgan, G., Tucker, S., Ali, R., & Sanders, B. (2007). Social Innovation: What it is, why it matters and how it can be accelerated. Working Paper: Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship: Oxford SAID Business School. London: Young Foundation/The Basingstoke Press.

Murray, R., Caulier-Grice, J., & Mulgan, G. (2010). The open book of social innovation. London: Nesta/The Young Foundation.

Santoro, G., Vrontis, D., Thrassou, A., Dezi , L. (2018). The Internet of Things: Building a knowledge management system for open innovation and knowledge management capacity Technological. Forecasting and Social Change, 136, pp. 347-35.

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