Practising Open Innovation in the Mobile Industry

Practising Open Innovation in the Mobile Industry

David López Berzosa (IE Business School, Spain), Manuel Lorenzo (Ericsson, Spain), Carmen de Pablos Heredero (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid, Spain) and Gonzalo Camarillo (Ericsson, Finland)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-341-6.ch012

Abstract

This chapter also reports on open innovation as a coherent practice in highly dynamic technological markets.
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Emergent Innovation Paradigms In The Mobile Industry

In accordance to the theory of technological systems (Hobday, 2005) large technical systems involving complex technologies experiment incremental development lifecycles orchestrated by large firms with both technological and financial resources.

Mobile servicing is a clear example of a large technical system involving state of the art technologies in transmission and signal processing. Furthermore mobile services exhibiting strong network effects call for high levels of coordination among relevant players in this market thus reinforcing the integrated market structure.

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