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Leading Open Innovation

In today’s competitive globalized market, firms are increasingly reaching beyond conventional internal methods of research and development to use ideas developed through processes of open innovation (OI). Organizations including Siemens, Nokia, Wikipedia, Hyve, and innosabi may launch elaborate OI initiatives, actively seeking partners to help them innovate in specific areas. Individuals affiliated by common interests rather than institutional ties use OI to develop new products, services, and solutions to meet unmet needs.

This volume describes the ways that OI expands the space for innovation, describing a range of OI practices, participants, and trends. The contributors come from practice and academe, and reflect international, cross-sector, and transdisciplinary perspectives. They report on a variety of OI initiatives, offer theoretical frameworks, and consider new arenas for OI from manufacturing to education.

Contributors: Nizar Abdelkafi, John Bessant, Yves Doz, Johann Füller, Lynda Gratton, Rudolf Gröger, Julia Hautz, Anne Sigismund Huff, Katja Hutter, Christoph Ihl, Thomas Lackner, Karim R. Lakhani, Kathrin M. Möslein, Anne-Katrin Neyer, Frank Piller, Ralf Reichwald, Mitchell M. Tseng, Catharina van Delden, Eric von Hippel, Bettina von Stamm, Andrei Villarroel, Nancy Wünderlich

Product Details
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: The MIT Press (January 25, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0262018497
ISBN-13: 978-0262018494
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About Contributors
Anne Sigismund Huff is Visiting Professor and Director of Research Development at the National University of Ireland Maynooth and an academic director of the Center for Leading Innovation and Cooperation (CLIC) at HHL – Leipzig Graduate School of Management. She was founding director of the Advanced Institute of Management Research (AIM) at the London Business School, with prior appointments at the Technical University of Munich and the Universities of Colorado, Illinois, and UCLA. She held various leadership positions at the Academy of Management, an association of management researchers with 19,500 members from 110 nations, and was president in 1998 – 99. She was awarded an honorary doctorate from J ö nk ö ping University, Sweden in 2008. Her research interests focus on open innovation, strategic change, and the processes of academic research and publication.

Kathrin M. Möslein is Professor of Information Systems at the School of Business and Economics at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and Professor of Management and member of the team of directors at the Center for Leading Innovation and Cooperation (CLIC) at HHL – Leipzig Graduate School of Management. She held prior appointments as Associate Director of the Advanced Institute of Management Research (AIM) at the London Business School from 2003 to 2005, Vice President of the European Academy of Management (EURAM) from 2006 to 2012, and Research Dean at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg from 2007 to 2012. Currently Kathrin serves as member of the Business School Panel for the UK REF 2014 as well as member of the advisory boards of the Peter Pribilla Foundation at the Technische Universit ä t M ü nchen (TUM), the Fraunhofer IIS-SCS, Erlangen, and the Cambridge Service Alliance (CSA) at the University of Cambridge. Her current research focuses on innovation, cooperation, and leadership systems.

Ralf Reichwald is Professor of Organization, Innovation, and Management at HHL – Leipzig Graduate School of Management and Academic Director of HHL ’ s Center for Leading Innovation and Cooperation (CLIC). From 1990 to 2009 he has been head of the Institute for Information, Organization, and Management at the Technische Universit ä t M ü nchen (TUM), from 2002 to 2005 Dean of the new founded TUM – School of Management, and from 2005 to 2009 Academic Director of the TUM – Executive Program. Furthermore from 1991 to 1993 he was Founding Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration at the Technische Universität – Bergakademie Freiberg, Saxony. The university awarded him an honorary doctorate in 1994. Since 1998 he has been teaching as permanent Visiting Professor at the University of Tunis EI Manar, É cole Nationale d ’ Ing é nieurs de Tunis (ENIT). In 2006 the University of Tunis EI Manat awarded him with the honorary degree, “ Professeur honoris causa. ” In 2009 the Technische Universtät München awarded him with the honorary title, “ Emeritus of Excellence. ”

Nizar Abdelkafi is a Senior Researcher and Head of the unit “ Business Models and Services ” at the Fraunhofer Center for Central and Eastern Europe (MOEZ) and lecturer at the University of Leipzig. He received his PhD in business administration from Hamburg University of Technology. He has also been a lecturer at MIP, the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano, Italy, and at the National Engineering School of Tunis. His main research interests include the study of business model innovation, service management, and the application of new methods and tools in higher education. He has published his research in two books, six journal articles, and many conference papers and book chapters.

John Bessant holds the Chair in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Exeter Business School. He has advised a number of com panies, various national governments, and several international bodies — including the United Nations, the World Bank, and the OECD. Four recent books summarize key aspects of his research for academics, practicing managers, and students: Managing Innovation, now in its fourth edition (Wiley, 2009), and Innovation and Entrepreneurship (second edition, Wiley, 2011), both with Joe Tidd, Innovation (Dorling Kindersley, 2009), and Creating Wealth with Knowledge , with Tim Venables (Edward Elgar, 2008). Other details can be found at

Yves Doz is the Solvay Chaired Professor of Technological Innovation and Professor of Business Strategy at INSEAD. His teaching and consulting focus on strategic alliances, innovation and corporate entrepreneurship, and on the design and implementation of competitive revitalization programs. His research on the strategy and organization of multinational companies in high-technology industries has led to numerous books and articles, most recently Fast Strategy: How Strategic Agility Will Help You Stay Ahead of the Game (Wharton School Publishing, 2008). His co-author, Dr. Mikko Kosonen, is currently head of the Finish National Fund for Innovation, and until recently the chief strategy officer at Nokia.

Johann Füller ([email protected]) is CEO of HYVE AG, an innovation and community company, and lecturer at the Innsbruck University School of Management, Austria. In line with his research focus, he regularly gives guest lectures about open innovation, community based innovation, virtual co-creation, and user generated brands. Johann has published more than 60 articles in journals such as Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of Business Research, MIS Quarterly, Harvard Business Manager, and Technovation. As CEO of HYVE AG, Johann consults for top corporations on the development of customer focused innovations.

Lynda Gratton is a Professor of Management Practice at London Business School and founder of the Hot Spots Movement. She has written six books and numerous academic articles and is considered one of the world ’ s authorities on people in organizations. In 2007 she was ranked by The Times as one of the top 20 Business Thinkers in the world, and in 2008 The Financial Times selected her as the business thinker most likely to make a real difference over the next decade. She was also in the top two of the Human Resources Magazine ’ s “ HR Top 100: Most Influential ” poll and actively advises companies across the world.

Rudolf Gröger was from 2001 to 2006 the CEO of O2, the fourth and initially the smallest mobile phone service in the German market. Open information was a key aspect of turning O2 around and he won many awards for the effort. In 2006 the year O2 was acquired in the largest all-cash takeover ever experienced in the telecommunications industry, the company was listed as one of the top 100 places to work in Europe. A member of several scientific and advisory boards in Bavaria, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Technical University of Munich in 2006. In December 2009 Dr. Gr ö ger became the president of the Munich Business School.

Julia Hautz is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Strategic Management, Marketing and Tourism at the Innsbruck University School of Management, Austria. She received her doctoral degree in Social and Economic Sciences from the University of Innsbruck. In her research she focuses on investigating online innovation communities and on user innovation from a social network perspective.

Katja Hutter is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Strategic Management, Marketing and Tourism at the Innsbruck University School of Management, Austria. She holds a doctoral degree in Social and Economic Sciences from the University of Innsbruck. Her research focus is on innovation management, online innovation communities, co-creation, and user-generated content.

Christoph Ihl is an Assistant Professor at the Technology and Innovation Management Group of RWTH Aachen University, Germany. He holds a doctoral degree in Business Administration from the Technical University of Munich. His research focus is on firms ’ organizing for innovation, technology transfer and commercialization, and user innovation and co-creation.

Thomas Lackner is Head of the Open Innovation Program at the Chief Technology Office of Siemens. He has spent more than twenty years at Siemens in various management positions such as Vice President Transport Telematics at the headquarter of Siemens One, CEO and founder of the Siemens Technology Accelerator GmbH (STA) in Munich, and head of several departments within Siemens Corporate Technology, Siemens Traffic Control Systems, and Siemens Information and Communication Networks. Before joining Siemens he worked for Philips and for the Ministry for Science and Research in Vienna, Austria. In 1982 he was awarded the postdoctoral fellowship of the Max Kade Foundation, which enabled him to work as a postdoctoral fellow at MIT in Cambridge. Dr. Lackner is a frequent speaker within Siemens and to outside groups on innovation-related subjects.

Karim R. Lakhani is an Associate Professor in the Technology and Operations Management Unit at Harvard Business School. His scholarly work focuses on the management of technological innovation and product development in firms and communities, with special attention given to the emergence of open source software communities and their unique innovation and product development strategies. He is co-editor of Perspectives on Free and Open Source Software (MIT Press, 2005) and cofounder of the MIT-based Open Source research community and web portal. Professor Lakhani has been recently quoted in Business Week , the New York Times, Inc., Fast Company, Science , and the Washington Post in articles that address the movement of innovation to the edges of organizations. The word identifying his blog,, can be translated as “ serious play. ”

Anne-Katrin Neyer is Head of the Strategy and Organization Research group at the Fraunhofer MOEZ (Leipzig). She received her PhD in International Management from the WU Wien and her venia legendi (Habilitation) from the University of Erlangen- Nuremberg. She was a postdoctoral research fellow at the UK ’ s Advanced Institute of Management Research at London Business School. Dr. Neyer is Research Fellow at the Center for Leading Innovation and Cooperation (CLIC) at HHL – Leipzig Graduate School of Management and German National Representative in the board of the European Academy of Management. Her major research interests are to understand the “ heart ” of social interactions (e.g., knowledge dynamics, sense-making processes) and, normatively, how to manage, organize, and lead social interactions in newly emerging organizational forms.

Frank Piller is Professor of Management and Director of the Technology and Innovation Management Group of RWTH Aachen University, Germany. He also is a Co-director of the MIT Smart Customization Group at the MIT Design Lab. He has a worldwide reputation for research on strategies of customer-centric value creation, including investigation of mass customization, personalization, user innovation, and customer co-creation. As an expert in these areas he is frequently quoted in the New York Times , The Economist , CNN, and other media. His blog, http://mass-customization, is a major source of information on mass customization and customer driven value creation. He consults and provides executive workshops to large and small companies interested in serving their customers better by using customer-centric strategies. Additional information can be found at

Mitchell M. Tseng is the founding Department Head of Industrial Engineering at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Director of both the Advanced Manufacturing Institute and the Zhejiang Advanced Manufacturing Institute at UST. He is also Adjunct Professor of the MIT – Zaragoza International Logistics Program. He started his career in industry as a manufacturing engineer and progressed through several senior management positions at Xerox and Digital Equipment Corporation before holding faculty positions in the United States at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and MIT. His research interests focus on technology for mass customization and personalization, systems integration, design, and manufacturing automation. Further details can be found at

Catharina van Delden is an entrepreneur and co-founder of the leading open innovation enabler innosabi GmbH, a company that develops methodologies and platforms for companies interested in open innovation. The company ‘ s co-creation projects on Facebook are based in part on the research reported in this book. The company ’ s social network platform, unserAller, which means “ all of us ” in German, facilitates the development of new consumer products.

Eric von Hippel is Professor of Technological Innovation in the MIT Sloan School of Management, and also a Professor in MIT ’ s Engineering Systems Division. He specializes in research related to the nature and economics of distributed and open innovation. He also develops and teaches about practical methods that individuals, open user communities, and firms can apply to improve their product and service development processes. An influential review of this work can be found in Democratizing Innovation , published by the MIT Press in 2005, which is also available as a free pdf download from and other websites under a Creative Commons license. References to academic articles and other resources can be found at

Bettina von Stamm is founder of the Innovation Leadership Forum, co-founder of the Discontinuous Innovation Lab, a frequent lecturer in advanced degree programs around the world, and a consultant to major corporations and public organizations. Her PhD from London Business School on complexity in new product development was followed by several publications and three books: The Innovation Wave: Meeting the Corporate Challenge (Wiley, 2002), Managing Innovation, Design and Creativity , now in its second edition (Wiley 2008), and The Future of Innovation , with Anna Trifilova (Gower, 2009). More information about the Innovation Leadership Forum and its activities can be found at

Andrei Villarroel held appointments as Assistant Professor at Cat ó lica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics, Research Affiliate at the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, and Visiting Faculty at the University of Pennsylvania Organizational Dynamics at the time of this writing. He was also appointed International Faculty Fellow at MIT Sloan School of Management and Visiting Scholar at the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence. His research focuses on the organization of open and distributed approaches to work and innovation beyond the formal boundaries of the firm, also referred to as “ strategic crowdsourcing. ” He was recognized with two consecutive Best Paper Awards, in 2006 and 2007, from the North American Association for Computational Social and Organizational Science (NAACSOS), and in 2008, he was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation. He holds a PhD in management of technology and entrepreneurship from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) and a master of science from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU).

Nancy Wünderlich is a Professor of Service Management at the University of Paderborn, Germany. She received her doctorate from TU München and during her studies also was a visiting PhD scholar in the department of marketing at Arizona State University. Her research focuses on innovation marketing, technology-based services, and customer collaboration. Her dissertation about the perception and acceptance of technology-mediated remote services received awards from the American Marketing Association, the Academy of Marketing Science, the Society of Marketing Advances, and the German Ministry of Research and Education.

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