SMEs and Open Innovation: Global Cases and Initiatives

SMEs and Open Innovation: Global Cases and Initiatives

Hakikur Rahman (University of Minho, Portugal) and Isabel Ramos (University of Minho, Portugal)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: December, 2011|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 356
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-519-9
ISBN13: 9781613505199|ISBN10: 1613505191|EISBN13: 9781613505205
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Description:

Open innovation has been widely implemented in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with the aim of influencing business promotion, value gain, and economic empowerment. However, little is known about the processes used to implement open innovation in SMEs and the associated challenges and benefits.

SMEs and Open Innovation: Global Cases and Initiatives unites knowledge on how SMEs can apply open innovation strategies to development by incorporating academic, entrepreneurial, institutional, research, and empirical cases. This book discusses diverse policy, economic, and cultural issues, including numerous opportunities and challenges surrounding open innovation strategies; studies relevant risks and risk management; analyzes SMEs evolution pattern on adopting open innovation strategies through available measurable criteria; and assists practitioners in designing action plans to empower SMEs.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Co-Creation of Sustained Platforms for SMEs
  • Innovation in Marketing and Communication
  • Knowledge Creation and Collaboration
  • Open Innovation Models and Processes
  • Risk and Crisis Management
  • Socio-Economic Impact of Open Innovation in SMEs
  • Strategies in Entrepreneurial Ventures and IPR
  • Technology Supported Open Innovation
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The editors of this book created an opportunity for publication of reports of open innovation use in SMEs. At the same time the book addresses other important aspects related to SMEs and open innovation. One of such aspects is how to enable SMEs to use open innovation or how to access open innovation services. Another aspect is concerned with laying the basis for a research program on the subject.

– João Alvaro Carvalho University of Minho, Portugal
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Hakikur Rahman (PhD) is the Principal of the Institute of Computer Management & Science (ICMS) and President of ICMS Foundation. He is currently an Adjunct Faculty member of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University and the secretary of the South Asia Foundation Bangladesh Chapter. In December 1999, Dr. Rahman worked as the National Project Coordinator for the transformed entity of the Sustainable Development Networking Programme (SDNP) in Bangladesh. From January through December of 2007, he served Sustainable Development Networking Foundation (SDNF) as its Executive Director (CEO). On December 31, 2006, SDNP, a global initiative of UNDP, completed its activity in Bangladesh. Before joining SDNP, Rahman worked as the Director of the Computer Division at Bangladesh Open University. After graduating from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (1981), he completed his Master's of Engineering from the American University of Beirut (1986) and his PhD in Computer Engineering from the Ansted University, UK (2001).
Isabel Ramos is an Assistant Professor at Information Systems Department of University of Minho, Portugal. She coordinates a research group in Knowledge Management. She also has research work in the field of requirements engineering. Isabel Ramos is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction and Secretary of the IFIP TC8 (Information Systems). Her research and teaching interests include: requirements engineering, knowledge management, organizational theory, sociology of knowledge, history of science, and research methodology. She is responsible for the user studies in two funded R&D projects. Isabel Ramos is author of more than three dozen scientific papers presented at international conferences and published in scientific and technical journals. She advises the work of several PhD and Master students.
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  • Derya Altunbas, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey
  • Ángela-Jo Medina, Financial Literacy Coalition of Central Texas, USA 
  • D.C. Misra, eGov Researcher and Consultant, India
  • Ken Stevens, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
  • Kam Hou Vat, University of Macau, Macau