Tackling Societal Challenges with Open Innovation

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Open innovation includes external knowledge sources and paths to market as complements to internal innovation processes. Open innovation has to date been driven largely by business objectives, but the imperative of social challenges has turned attention to the broader set of goals to which open innovation is relevant. This introduction discusses how open innovation can be deployed to address societal challenges—as well as the trade-offs and tensions that arise as a result. Against this background we introduce the articles published in this Special Section, which were originally presented at the sixth Annual World Open Innovation Conference.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCalifornia Management Review
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)49-61
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2021

    Research areas

  • collaborative innovation, green business, innovation, open innovation, social innovation

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