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Open Innovation in SMEs: Interaction within and around an automation-network
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Innovation and Design.
2015 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The research idea addressed in this paper is to investigate Open Innovation within micro-businesses and small businesses within the automation industry. Previous research on Open Innovation has mainly its standpoint in larger companies, and evidence from SMEs, especially micro and small businesses, is yet limited. Empirically this study is based on an evolving network in the manufacturing automation industry, which has potential of becoming a cluster, ie a geographically concentrated network in the same line of business. Interviews was carried out in the twenty one companies in the network, and are planned also with their customers outside the network. The contribution of this research is to describe how Open Innovation is conducted within and around an automation-network.

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Product Innovation
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-28085Local ID: 1bce301c-9ebe-48cb-aa12-146c9be53c13OAI: diva2:1001279
ISPIM Conference : Shaping the frontiers of innovation management 14/06/2015 - 17/06/2015

Godkänd; 2015; 20151019 (martyn)

Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2016-10-19Bibliographically approved

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