Since the beginning of an open innovation era back in 2003, the
research of the phenomenon keeps spiking the interest and the publications
with the keyword open innovation grow exponentially every year. The
multitude of research focused on many details of open innovation, at the same
time literature reviews of this research aimed at classifying and structuring this
enormous amount of information. Nevertheless, there has been no interest so
far in understanding how we should study open innovation to stop going in
circles. In order to do so, the analysis of the methods and measures of open
innovation to date had to be analysed. This paper represents a structured review
of quantitative publications of open innovation and analyses the indicators
applied by different researchers in different contexts. By doing so, we
contribute to the theory of open innovation and add to the understanding of
how it is measured.
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The paper tackles an interplay of two theoretical approaches
concerning innovation management understood as a collective process of at
least a few interacting entities. The first approach is anchored in management
and covers Chesbrough’s Open Innovation concept and its followers. The other
refers to regional science with focus on Regional Innovation Systems. Both
approaches use quite a similar toolkit to support their relevant objectives:
business models enhancement for OI and regional business dynamics for RIS.
Correlations and interactions between business involvement in RIS processes
and OI processes were scrutinized in Southern Poland, where 3 regions selected
ICT to be their technological specialization. 200 companies were interviewed
to find out whether territory plays a significant role in OI management.
Altogether the paper answers a question whether theoretically not so distant
concepts of OI and RSI co-exist in business routines of Polish companies.
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