Managing Open Innovation Technologies

  • Jenny S. Z. Eriksson Lundström
  • Mikael Wiberg
  • Stefan Hrastinski
  • Mats Edenius
  • Pär J. Ågerfalk

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Motivations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Aldo de Moor, Mark Aakhus
      Pages 17-33
    3. Matt Germonprez, Brian Warner
      Pages 35-52
    4. Karlheinz Kautz, Sameen M. Rab, Michael Sinnet
      Pages 67-89
  3. Best Practices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-92
    2. Lorna Heaton, Florence Millerand, David Delon, Florian Schmitt, Laurent Marseault, Jessica Deschamps
      Pages 93-106
    3. Juho Lindman, Mikko Riepula, Matti Rossi, Pentti Marttiin
      Pages 107-121
    4. Anna Ståhlbröst, Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn
      Pages 133-149
    5. Per Andersson, Pierre Jarméus, Simone Masog, Christopher Rosenqvist, Carl Sundberg
      Pages 151-162
  4. Moving Forward

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-164
    2. Juho Lindman, Tuija Heikura, Petra Turkama
      Pages 165-178
    3. Vincenzo Corvello, Davide Gitto, Sven Carlsson, Piero Migliarese
      Pages 179-197
    4. Jens Fähling, Ivo Blohm, Jan Marco Leimeister, Helmut Krcmar, Jan Fischer
      Pages 199-214
    5. Christina Keller, Mats Edenius, Staffan Lindblad
      Pages 239-251
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 275-299

About this book


Open innovation increases the profit of companies and organizations via the input and the adoption of new ideas that are transformed into new processes, products, and services. Yet, how do we ensure that adopters of such innovations focus on relevant problems and use appropriate methods?  How should we manage open innovation technologies? How can we exploit distributed knowledge and inventions? And how can we promote them successfully on the market?

With valuable lessons to be learned from academic research and industrial experiences of e.g. Intel, Nokia, Philips Healthcare, small municipalities, e-learning platforms and user communities, this book focuses on some of the key dimensions of open innovation and open innovation technologies. It is divided into three themes: theme 1 deals with open innovation as it is in use today, including theoretical underpinnings and lessons from related research fields. Theme 2 analyzes the use of open innovation in organizations today in order to extract best practices. Theme 3 presents forward-looking theoretical research as well as practical future uses of open innovation. Each chapter addresses the particular topics by presenting experiences and results gained in real life projects and/or by empirical research, and clearly states its purpose and how readers are supposed to benefit from it.

Overall, the objectives of this book are to advance and disseminate research on systematic open innovation, and to make its results available to practitioners. Thus, the intended target audience includes the international academic community, industrial enterprises, and public authorities.


crowdsourcing knowledge management open innovation open source organization process management social media technology management

Editors and affiliations

  • Jenny S. Z. Eriksson Lundström
    • 1
  • Mikael Wiberg
    • 2
  • Stefan Hrastinski
    • 3
  • Mats Edenius
    • 4
  • Pär J. Ågerfalk
    • 5
  1. 1.Uppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden
  2. 2.Department of InformaticsUmeå UniversityUmeåSweden
  3. 3.Uppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden
  4. 4.Uppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden
  5. 5.Uppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-31649-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-31650-0
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