New Paper on Open Innovation in SMEs

November 8, 2013


Sabine Brunswicker and Wim Vanhaverbeke recently authored a paper in the Journal of Small Business Management on external knowledge sourcing, a form of inbound open innovation in small and medium-sized firms (SMEs). Earlier work on SMEs indicates that by nature, innovation in such firms has an external focus and is often strongly embedded in social and personal ties. However, the literature also has many gaps. This paper discusses how SMEs purposively source external knowledge in innovation as well as the role of integrative managerial practices for innovation in external knowledge sourcing. Read more at SSRN »