The underlying mechanisms of open innovation intermediaries

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The continuous popularity of open innovation as a methodology for sourcing innovation in companies has offered a novel perspective on the increasing need that companies face for accessing and competing on innovation. However, new challenges have arisen: (i) identifying optimal solutions; and (ii) engaging the best partner, in a universe that is no longer confined to the boundaries of the firm. Open innovation intermediaries, aiming at addressing these challenges, have grown in numbers and achieved a global presence in recent years, leading to an increasing interest in research that explored its role and operation. There is, however, a lack of research that specifically explores their matching mechanisms. This paper aims at addressing this aspect, characterising mechanism archetypes, exploring their limitations, underlying tensions and conflicts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationService innovation yearbook 2010-2011
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010


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