SUNConferences, 27th Annual Conference of the SA Institute for Industrial Engineering

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DEVELOPING DESIGN PROPOSITIONS FOR AN OPEN INNOVATION APPROACH FOR SMES
Willie Krause, Corne Schutte

Last modified: 2016-10-05

Abstract


This paper proposes design propositions for an Open Innovation Approach for small and medium-sized enterprises based on the Open Innovation Lifecycle Framework. The design propositions direct small and medium-sized enterprises in the implementation, execution and improvement of Open Innovation in their organisations. The design propositions are developed through a synthesis of literature on Open Innovation and other implementation and improvement best practices.

 

A Design Sciences method is followed utilising Context Interaction Mechanism Outcome logic to conduct a systematic review of the literature on Open Innovation, using the Open Innovation Lifecycle Framework as boundaries and resulting in 22 design propositions being formulated. A case study is also discussed as initial test of the application of the design propositions.


Keywords


Open Innovation, SME, Innovation, Innovation model, Innovation management