March 25, 2014

New Frontiers in Open Innovation

Production started last week on our latest book on open innovation, entitled New Frontiers in Open Innovation. Oxford University Press will begin printing the book in September, and the publication date (retail availability) is scheduled for October.

As with the 2006 book — Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm — the 2014 book was organized and edited by Henry Chesbrough, Wim Vanhaverbeke and myself. It is in some ways a sequel to the earlier book: an academic book that tries to capture the state of the art of open innovation research.

Unlike in 2006, today there has been a considerable body of research that was already published. Many of the chapters in the book review the prior research in a variety of areas, including open innovation with SMEs, MNCs, intermediaries, nonprofits, and consumers.

A total of 23 authors contributed 15 chapters:
  • Ferrie Aalders, Philips Research
  • Kazuhiro Asakawa, Keio University
  • Caroline Bishop, IXC
  • Marcel Bogers, Southern Denmark University
  • Sabine Brunswicker, Fraunhofer Institute
  • Henry Chesbrough, UC Berkeley
  • Jens Frøslev Christensen, Copenhagen Business School
  • Myriam Cloodt, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Alberto Di Minin, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
  • Jingshu Du, Vlerick Business School and Hasselt University
  • Roya Ghafele, Edinburgh University
  • Sang Ji Kim, Seoul National University
  • Bart Leten, University of Leuven and Vlerick Business School
  • Tim Minshall, University of Cambridge
  • Letizia Mortara, University of Cambridge
  • Frank Piller, RWTH Aachen
  • Nadine Roijakkers, Maastricht University
  • Jaeyong Song, Seoul National University
  • Vareska van de Vrande, Rotterdam School of Management
  • Wim Vanhaverbeke, University of Hasselt
  • Joel West, Keck Graduate Institute
  • Christopher S. Winter, New Venture Partners
  • Andy Zynga, NineSigma
In 2006, our forward was by written by David Teece. This time, the forward (“Open Innovation and Knowledge Creation”) was written by Ikujiro Nonaka, the famed author of The Knowledge-Creating Company.

The final chapter (by Vanhaverbeke et al) offers the most comprehensive taxonomic review I’ve seen of the open innovation research. Our final chapter from 2006 has more than 150 citations. I’m hoping that Wim’s chapter is even more useful to future OI scholars.

We are hoping to make the chapters available to researchers in the next month or two. I’l post again — and comment on specific chapters — when these chapters are available.

Update October 29: We now have a website with more info on the book.

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