Dr. Abram Walton and Colleagues Publish Article in Innovation: Management, Policy, and Practice
“Open Innovation for SMEs in Developing Countries – An Intermediated Communication Network Model for Collaboration beyond Obstacles”
Abstract: The conceptual and potential applications of using open innovation in the small to medium enterprise sector in developing countries are rarely explored. While SMEs in developed countries have learned how to use open innovation, SMEs in developing countries face a range of obstacles that hinder them from innovating openly as much as they could. This paper suggests that in these cases a government agency, using innovation hubs, could help SMEs to connect, communicate and collaborate with independent inventors, marketing agencies and other parties to jumpstart innovation practices. A joint innovation model is presented to address known issues and a number of cases from developing countries are summarized to test the model.
Petar Vrgović, Brian Glassman, Abram Walton, Predrag Vidicki (2012). Open Innovation for SMEs in Developing Countries – An Intermediated Communication Network Model for Collaboration Beyond Obstacles. Innovation: Management, Policy, and Practice. 14 (3).
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