Chilean SMEs as a Testing Ground For Open Innovation in South American Economies
Roa, Javiera (2014) Chilean SMEs as a Testing Ground For Open Innovation in South American Economies. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)
Knowledge and ideas do not necessarily originate from professional institutions; it is possible to find creativity outside university classrooms, companies, and research centres. Further, it is widely accepted by innovation scholars and policy makers that knowledge is a key prerequisite for innovation. In keeping with this mind-set, organizations must be willing to search for ideas outside their office walls for the development and execution of innovation. Empirical evidence supports the concept of Open Innovation as a means to increase innovative performance (Laursen and Salter, 2006; Lilien et al. 2002; Pullen et al. 2012).
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