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Search in open innovation: how does it evolve with facilitation of information technology?

Journal Article


Abstract


  • As a cornerstone of open innovations’ success, the work of external

    search has been altered by the advancement in information technologies (ITs).

    This study depicts the IT-induced evolution of open search patterns in two case

    firms. While three patterns were observed in both firms, they took different

    trajectories of open search pattern change due to the different enabling roles of

    ITs. ITs were found to serve as an amplifier and a catalyst to induce different

    trajectories. This study contributes to the literature by unveiling the process of

    open search evolution including identifying different open search patterns and

    the roles of ITs. The managerial lessons learned from the two case firms can be

    applied by other firms.

UOW Authors


  •   Cui, Tingru
  •   Tong, Yu (external author)
  •   Teo, Hock Hai (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Cui, T., Tong, Y. & Teo, H. (2014). Search in open innovation: how does it evolve with facilitation of information technology?. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 8527 597-608.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84903711291

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/4093

Number Of Pages


  • 11

Start Page


  • 597

End Page


  • 608

Volume


  • 8527

Place Of Publication


  • Germany

Abstract


  • As a cornerstone of open innovations’ success, the work of external

    search has been altered by the advancement in information technologies (ITs).

    This study depicts the IT-induced evolution of open search patterns in two case

    firms. While three patterns were observed in both firms, they took different

    trajectories of open search pattern change due to the different enabling roles of

    ITs. ITs were found to serve as an amplifier and a catalyst to induce different

    trajectories. This study contributes to the literature by unveiling the process of

    open search evolution including identifying different open search patterns and

    the roles of ITs. The managerial lessons learned from the two case firms can be

    applied by other firms.

UOW Authors


  •   Cui, Tingru
  •   Tong, Yu (external author)
  •   Teo, Hock Hai (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Cui, T., Tong, Y. & Teo, H. (2014). Search in open innovation: how does it evolve with facilitation of information technology?. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 8527 597-608.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84903711291

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/4093

Number Of Pages


  • 11

Start Page


  • 597

End Page


  • 608

Volume


  • 8527

Place Of Publication


  • Germany