January 9, 2012

Open innovation in telecom

On another website, someone remarked they were working on an article on “open innovation initiatives in the telecom industry.” I said to myself: “Wait a minute, hasn’t someone already done that?”

It’s that a new study isn’t needed, but as a reviewer I would sure expect the author to know this before submitting. Worse case, a research design that doesn’t add to what’s already known could be hard to publish.

Sure enough, I found four papers: two in journals, two in book chapters.

There may be others, but these are clearly positioned in their titles as being about open innovation in a telecom setting. (OK, so the Maula et al requires you to go to the title page to see that the 3rd author was then a Nokia employee.)

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