Lessons from a failed implementation of an online open innovation community in an innovative organization

von Briel, Frederik & Recker, Jan C. (2017) Lessons from a failed implementation of an online open innovation community in an innovative organization. MIS Quarterly Executive, 16(1), pp. 35-46.

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Abstract

Open innovation has been hailed as a promising tool with which organizations can improve their innovativeness and solve innovation-related issues. Whereas some implementations of open innovation initiatives have been successful, success factors alone fall short of explaining failures. This article explores the case of an arguably innovative organization that failed in its attempt to implement an online open innovation community. We identify and discuss the challenges this organization faced and distill reasons for its failure. Based on our analysis, we develop a set of guidelines and checkpoints for managers who are considering implementing online open innovation communities.

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ID Code: 101438
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Open Innovation, Online Open Innovation Community, Open Innovation Implementation, Innovation Culture, Failure, IP Management, SME
ISSN: 1540-1979
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Business Information Systems (150302)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Innovation and Technology Management (150307)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: 2016 University of Minnesota
Deposited On: 08 Nov 2016 22:27
Last Modified: 03 May 2017 13:14

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