DEVELOPING DESIGN PROPOSITIONS FOR AN OPEN INNOVATION APPROACH FOR SMEs

Willie Krause, Corne Schutte

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 implementing, executing, and improving open innovation in their organisations. The design propositions are developed through a synthesis of the literature on open innovation and other implementation and improvement best practices.

A design sciences method is followed, using context interaction mechanism outcome logic to conduct a systematic review of the literature on open innovation, and using the open innovation lifecycle framework as boundaries. Twenty-two design propositions are formulated as a result. A case study is also discussed as an initial test of the application of the design propositions. 


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7166/27-3-1625

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