Open innovation as a driver for new organisations: a qualitative analysis of green-tech start-ups
7. Februar 2020
Neuer Artikel wurde im International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing veröffentlicht.
"Open innovation as a driver for new organisations: a qualitative analysis of green-tech start-ups" wurde bereits Anfang 2019 zur Veröffentlichung angenommen und ist diesen Februar 2020 endgültig in den Druck gegangen. Der Artikel ist verfügbar unter: 10.1504/IJEV.2020.105135
Abstract: Start-ups, to which two-thirds of radical sustainable innovations are credited, have been identified as the driving force of the green-tech industry. Linking green-tech start-ups with open innovation, this study used semi-structured expert interviews to identify key partners for open innovation, providing insights into core opportunities and risks emerging in the innovation process. The results showed that green-tech start-ups rely on both inbound and outbound innovation. The study identified key open innovation network partners, namely academic institutes, support platforms/other start-ups, incumbent firms, and customers. Although opportunities and risks appear to be partner-specific, they can be related to three distinct levels of impact: firm development, technology development, and technology commercialisation. Synergetic partnerships, such as R&D collaborations with universities and incumbent firms, create opportunities at all three levels. Risks affect particularly the level of technology and of firm development. This paper contributes to the literature through key findings addressing five propositions.
Pakura, S. (2020): Open innovation as a driver for new organizations: a qualitative analysis of green-tech start-ups, in: International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing, Special Issue on “Scaling Social Entrepreneurial Impact”, Vol 12 (No. 1), pp. 109-142. (Online publication date: Fri, 07-Feb-2020)