In current competitive landscape due to specialization the external sourcing of knowledge and technology has become a central aspect of strategic management decisions. Within innovation and R&D management literature the concept of Open Innovation which characterizes a corporate based framework for internal and external flows of knowledge to generate innovation has formed a new paradigm which has been dominating latest discussions in the field.
Entrepreneurship has been understood in literature as a process in which individuals pursue opportunities to create market innovations and therefore cause creative destruction of current market conditions. Within this understanding of entrepreneurship the term is predominantly directly linked to innovation. The aspect of utilizing external resources within such entrepreneurial processes in a sense of relationship based entrepreneurship has been elaborated in recent entrepreneurship literature. None of the less, entrepreneurs face especially in knowledge intensive business services an intense barrier in openly sharing ideas and cooperating in innovation projects with corporate partners due to potential knowledge and technology drainage and therefore follow a rather closed process.
This research project aims at analysing entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial behaviour of young knowledge intensive entrepreneurial corporations in context of the open innovation paradigm approaching the term Open Entrepreneurship. The analysis is applied to the context of regional structure research and its influence on inter-organizational knowledge flows to promote innovation.
Angaben zum Forschungsprojekt
|Beginn des Projekts:||2009|
|Ende des Projekts:||2012|
|Projektleitung:||Doepfer, Benedict C.|
|Finanzierung des Projekts:||Aus Lehrstuhletat (intern)|
|Schlagwörter:||Entrepreneurship, Open Innovation, Regional Structures|
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