The Innovation Value Chain of Outbound Open Innovation

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The Innovation Value Chain of Outbound Open Innovation Yan Ailing1, Jiang Hong2 School of Business Administration, Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou, China. E-mail: alyan@foxmail.com. 2 Institute of Policy and Management, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China. 1 Abstract Open innovation is the focus of academic attention. As one type of open innovation, outbound open innovation is central to the survival and growth of firms, and ultimately to the health of the economies of which they are part especially in the era of knowledge economy. This paper demonstrates the use of a conceptual framework and modeling tool, the innovation value chain (IVC), through the construction of an innovation value chain of outbound open innovation…show more content…
From the above analysis we can conclude that the outbound open innovation can really improve enterprise performance. Then, we would like to know how is it to create value for those companies? It is a very sophisticated problem, previous researchers have not make an in-depth analysis for a long time. In order to unravel this ‘ mystery ’, we have to introduce the innovation value chain to help us unlock the ‘secrets’. Van de ven et al.(1999) pointed out that innovation is a variety of roles intertwined, and a complex process of intervention. The innovation process is poorly understood, and at the same time innovation is being enveloped in an unobservable ‘black box’. Subsequently, Hansen&Brkinshaw(2007), Roper, et al.(2008) and other scholars drew on porter 's value chain theory, and introduced the idea of the ‘chain’, the knowledge commercialization of the innovation process is seen as a flow value chain, the three main components including knowledge production, knowledge transfer and knowledge diffusion. Until now, the understanding of the essence of the innovation process has been greatly enriched, and the ‘black box’ of the innovation process seems to have been gradually open. It is the time to
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