Researching Open Innovation in SMEs
Authors : Wim Vanhaverbeke (Universiteit Hasselt, Belgium & ESADE Business School, Spain & NUS, Singapore), Federico Frattini (Politecnico di Milano, Italy), Nadine Roijakkers (Open Universiteit, The Netherlands), Muhammad Usman (Universiteit Hasselt, Belgium)
Publisher : World Scientific
ISBN : 978-981-3230-96-5
The book offers insights into the following topics: The state of the art on open innovation in SMEs; adopting open innovation in SMEs; interorganizational networks and innovation ecosystems; sectoral patterns of open innovation in SMEs; and measuring, evaluating and stimulating open innovation in SMEs.
Federico Frattini is Full Professor at the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano (Italy). At MIP, the Graduate School of Business of Politecnico di Milano, Federico is Member of the Executive Board, Director of the MBA & Executive MBA Unit, Director of the ICT & Digital Unit, and Director of the Evening Executive MBA. Since August 2014 Federico Frattini has been Honorary Researcher at the Institute for Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Development of the University of Lancaster (UK). His research interest is in technology and innovation management, with a particular focus on open innovation and on innovation strategies in the renewable energy, energy efficiency and smart grid industries. On these topics, he has authored 2 books published with international editors and more than 160 papers on peer-reviewed journal, edited books and proceedings of international conferences. In 2013 he was nominated among the top 50 scholars of technology and innovation management worldwide by the International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT).
Nadine Roijakkers is Associate Professor of Open Innovation at the Open University in Heerlen, the Netherlands. Besides a career in academia, she was a Senior Strategy Consultant at KPMG Consulting in the Netherlands for several years advising global companies on their collaborative strategies and practices. Nadine published numerous articles and book chapters on alliance management and innovation management.
Muhammad Usman is a doctoral candidate with a research focus on strategy and open innovation. His academic research aims to explore open innovation phenomenon with a particular emphasis on small and medium enterprises. He has hands-on experience of project management prior to joining the doctoral program at the Hasselt University, Belgium. Drawing on this practical experience along with an MBA degree gives him an apt blend of understanding to focus on emerging innovation strategies and practices.
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