Failure to adopt open innovation: A study of North East-based Manufacturing SMEs in the UK

Cottam, Ed (2014) Failure to adopt open innovation: A study of North East-based Manufacturing SMEs in the UK. In: British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference, 9-11 September 2014, Belfast.

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Abstract

This paper responds to recent calls for deeper research into failed open innovation (OI) strategies and the contingencies that impede OI adoption. A firm’s willingness to open up its innovation process has been linked to performance benefits and faster product development cycles; however, research on the contingencies that facilitate and impede openness is still required. This paper aims to explore the adoption of open innovation business models in north east-based manufacturing SMEs. This study is based on data gathered from the initial stages of a PhD programme, and based on 10 semi-structured interviews with managers and lead engineers/designers, within 5 manufacturing firms employing 10 to 250 staff. Initial results indicate reasons for the failure of the open innovation paradigm to successfully permeate into one of the UK’s key industry sectors.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: N100 Business studies
N200 Management studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
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Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2017 15:50
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 09:50
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/29270

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