How Individuals Perform Customer Knowledge Absorption Practices – A Contextual Approach to Open Innovation

In this article co-authored with Martin Rost and Birgit Renzl we address research on open innovation. The purpose of the article is to sensitize scholars and practitioners to the argument that the open innovation paradigm includes a variety of different practices that are quite different from each other. Hence, scholars should be aware of these differences. We develop a framework which includes different practices and a variety of contextual factors that enable or constrain these practices. Subsequently, we apply the framework to a case study of a pharmaceutical packaging machines company. The article has been published in International Journal of Technology Management.

The article is available at Inderscience.