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An open invitation to open innovation : guidelines for the leadership of open innovation processes.

Rus, D.C. and Wisse, B. and Rietzschel, E.F. (2016) 'An open invitation to open innovation : guidelines for the leadership of open innovation processes.', in Open innovation : academic and practical perspectives on the journey from idea to market. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 141-168.

Abstract

Leadership is crucial for the successful internal implementation of open innovation (OI) initiatives. Based on empirical evidence from the leadership, organizational change, and OI literatures, this chapter provides practical guidelines that can help leaders overcome some of the most common internal impediments to OI adoption. Specifically, it stresses the critical role that leaders can play in (1) getting people on board by creating and promoting a shared vision of OI, (2) earning employee commitment to OI by showing in words and deeds that it is more than just a new flavor of the month, (3) reshaping the definition of success by challenging assumptions about appropriate behaviors and aligning the reward/incentive systems, and (4) contributing to internal capability building by developing individuals and facilitating the development of internal networks. Moreover, it provides some practical strategies for leaders interested in embedding OI into their organizations.

Item Type:Book chapter
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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199374441.001.0001
Publisher statement:This is a draft of a chapter that was accepted for publication by Oxford University Press in the book 'Open innovation: academic and practical perspectives on the journey from idea to market' edited by Arthur B. Markman and published in 2016.
Record Created:19 Sep 2016 12:05
Last Modified:19 Sep 2016 15:25

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