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SMEs and Open Innovation

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SMEs and Open Innovation: Global Cases and Initiatives unites knowledge on how SMEs can apply open innovation strategies to development by incorporating academic, entrepreneurial, institutional, research, and empirical cases. This book discusses diverse policy, economic, and cultural issues, including numerous opportunities and challenges surrounding open innovation strategies; studies relevant risks and risk management; analyzes SMEs evolution pattern on adopting open innovation strategies through available measurable criteria; and assists practitioners in designing action plans to empower SMEs.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
    1. Where the Book Stands
    2. Conclusion
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Concepts, Researches and Practices
    1. Chapter 1: Research and Practices on Open Innovation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. RESEARCHES AND PRACTICES: THE REVIEW
      5. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Open Innovation and Organizational Capacities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. OPEN INNOVATION NEEDS A SYSTEMIC UNDERSTANDING
      5. DEFINITION OF CONCEPTS
      6. THE TECHNOLOGICAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL OPEN INNOVATION MODEL
      7. RESEARCH METHOD
      8. BACKGROUND RESEARCH
      9. RESULTS
      10. DISCUSSION
      11. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      12. CONCLUSION
      13. APPENDIX 1. ANALYSIS STATEMENTS FOR BUSINESS MODELS
      14. APPENDIX 2: SEMI-STRUCTURED INTERVIEW GUIDE
    3. Chapter 3: Building Innovative Business Ideas in Small Business Enterprises
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. BUILDING INNOVATIVE BUSINESS IDEAS IN SMES: THE CASE OF BIRD ICT
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 5: A Research Model for Open Innovation
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 2: Innovation Marketing, Communication and Growth Management
    1. Chapter 6: Global Innovators
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN THRUST
      5. KIVA15
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 7: Theoretical Model for a Local Economy Open Innovation Program
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE USERS ASSOCIATION FOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES (UA) AS A CONCEPT
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 8: Innovating Elite Undergraduate Education through Quality Continuous Improvement
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE LEARNING ENTERPRISE INNOVATION CHALLENGE
      5. FUTURE TRENDS FOR CONTINUOUS INNOVATION
      6. REMARKS FOR CONTINUING CHALLENGE
      7. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 9: Sources of Innovation and Success in the Food Service Industry
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND AND KEY CONCEPTS
      4. INNOVATION IN A BUSINESS NETWORK CONTEXT
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
  10. Section 3: Entrepreneurships, Strategies and Crisis Management
    1. Chapter 10: Dynamic Learning as Entrepreneurial Action in the Context of Open Innovation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
      4. RESEARCH DESIGN
      5. ALPHA-TECH AS AN INSTRUMENTAL CASE
      6. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    2. Chapter 11: Open Innovation Strategies in SMEs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. BUSINESS MODEL
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 12: Cases Illustrating Risks and Crisis Management
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Background: Method Analysis and chapter framework
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
  11. Section 4: Creativity, Collaboration and Co-Creation
    1. Chapter 4: A Structural Model for the Design and Implementation of Open Innovation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Background on Today’s Open Innovation Environment
      4. Future Research Opportunities for Open Innovation
      5. Conclusion
    2. Chapter 13: Apache Sustained Competitive Advantage in the Web Server Industry
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. MODEL DEVELOPMENT
      5. DISCUSSION: APACHE’S ADVANTAGE AS DRAWBACK
      6. LIMITATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH
    3. Chapter 14: Innovation 2.0
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE LIMITED INNOVATION OF TELCOS
      4. The New Competitive Framework In The Convergence Of Telco And Internet Worlds
      5. INNOVATION 2.0: A SUSTAINABLE MODEL
      6. Orquestration and Operation of the Model
      7. Sustainability of the Model and the Ecosystem
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 15: Crowdsourcing in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CROWDSOURCING IN SMEs: FINANCE, COMPETITION AND LEARNING
      5. A FEW SMEs MAKING STRIDES IN CROWDSOURCING
      6. CROWDSOURCING IN SMEs
      7. FURTHER RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 16: Open Innovation in France
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. Introduction
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. INNOVATION IN FRANCE
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
  12. About the Contributors
  13. Index