Open Digital Innovation is a new and active field. Learn more with these resources by Sabine Brunswicker, our affiliated researchers, and distinguished thought leaders.


Brunswicker, S., Bertino, E. & Matei, S. (2015) Big Data for Open Digital Innovation – A Research Agenda. Big Data Research (forthcoming).doi:10.1016/j.bdr.2015.01.008

Brunswicker, S. and Johnson, J. 2015. From Governmental Open Data towards Governmental Open Innovation (GOI): A Global Perspective. In D. Archibugi and A. Fillipetti (Eds): The Handbook of Global Science, Technology and Innovation. John Wiley & Sons Ltd. , New Jersey, Forthcoming.

Brunswicker, S. & Vanhaverbeke, W. 2015. Open Innovation in Small and Medium-sized firms (SMEs): External Knowledge Sourcing Strategies and Internal Organizational Facilitators (forthcoming).  Journal of Small Business Management. DOI: 10.1111/jsbm.12120

Chesbrough, H. & Brunswicker, S. (2014). A Fad or a Phenomenon? The Adoption of Open Innovation Practices in Large FirmsResearch-Technology Management (RTM) Journal.

Brunswicker, S. & Ehrenmann, F. (2013).  Managing Open Innovation in SMEs: A Good Practice Example of German software firm.  International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management (IJIEM) 4(1) 33-41.

Managing Open Innovation in Large Firms

Chesbrough, H. & Brunswicker, S. (2013). Managing Open Innovation in Large Firms. Study published by Fraunhofer Society and UC Berkeley.



Brunswicker, S., Wrigley, C. & Bucolo, S. (2013). Business Model Experimentation: What is the Role of Design-Led Prototyping in Developing Novel Business Models?  In The Experimental Nature of New Venture Creation. P. Formica and M. Curley, Eds. Springer, Berlin.

Boudreau, K. J. (2012). Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom? An Early Look at Large Numbers of Software “Apps” Developers and Patterns of Innovation. Organization Science, 23(5), 1409-1427.

Brunswicker, S., Hutschek, U., & Wagner, L. (2012.) “Exploration” in the open innovation front-end. The role of technologies.”  International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning (IJTIP) 8, 1-15.

Majchrzak, A., Wagner, C., & Yates, D. (2012). The Impact of Shaping on Knowledge Reuse for Organizational Improvement with Wikis. MIS Quarterly.

Koch, G., Füller, J., & Brunswicker, S. (2011). Online Crowdsourcing in the Public Sector: How to Design Open Government PlatformsLecture Notes in Computer Science 6778, 203–212.



Brunswicker, S. & Hutschek, U. (2010). Crossing horizons: Leveraging cross-industry innovation search in the front-end of the innovation process. International Journal of Innovation Management 14, 4, 683–702.

Lakhani, K. R., Austin, R. D., & Yi, Y. (2010).  Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business School.

Presentations & Videos

Not a Fad but a PhenomenonOpen Innovation: Not a Fad but a Phenomenon. Given by Sabine Brunswicker at 2013 Red Hat Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Partner Conference.

Innovation Is Not Everything, It Is the Only Thing. Given by Sabine Brunswicker at the CloudOps Summit 2013.

Open Innovation in ActionOpen Innovation in Action – Modes of Open Innovation. Given by Sabine Brunswicker at the Open Innovation 2.0 Conference

Open Innovation in SMEs. Given by Sabine Brunswicker as a part of the Open Innovation Speaker Series at University of California, Berkeley

Open Innovation in SMEs and Cross Boundary Innovation Sourcing. Given by Sabine Brunswicker as a part of the Open Innovation Speaker Series at University of California, Berkeley


Open Innovation Group. The latest news, research, discussions and applications of open innovation on Facebook.