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., Matei, S. A., Zentner, M., Zentner, L., & Klimeck, G. (2016). Creating impact in the digital space: digital practice dependency in communities of digital scientific innovations. Scientometrics, 1–26.

Jensen, B., Johnson, J., & Brunswicker, S. (2016) Transparency and Innovation: From Transparency of Structure towards Transparency of Actions. Research Center for Open Digital Innovation Working Paper Series, Issue 001, available at

Brunswicker, S., Bertino, E. & Matei, S. (2015) Big Data for Open Digital Innovation – A Research Agenda. Big Data Research .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.

Brunswicker, S. & Vanhaverbeke, W. (2015). Open Innovation in Small and Medium-sized firms (SMEs): External Knowledge Sourcing Strategies and Internal Organizational Facilitators 53(4).  Journal of Small Business Management.53(4), 1241-1263. 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

Screen clipping EU Innovation summit presentation

Open Source and Open Innovation 

Presentation given at Red Hat Summit, June 30th, 2016.


Screen clipping EU Innovation summit presentation

Open Digital Innovation: Shaping the Future of Open Innovation 

Presentation given at 7th European Innovation Summit of the European Parliament, December 7th, 2015.


Purdue IronHacks: Turning Open Data into Digital Innovations: Hacking with Societal Impact. Presentation of NSF Project given By Sabine Brunswicker.



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.