From ‘EGO’ to inclusive ‘ECO-systems’: theorizing the process of openness in innovation

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Open innovation constitutes a significant portion of management literature, detailing the ‘What’ and ‘Why’ part of openness in innovation. Nevertheless, it does not elaborate sufficiently the process of ‘How’ firms adopt openness in innovation to create inclusive ecosystems. We use a grounded interpretive approach to theorize the process of openness in innovation at the macro-level following three rounds of 54 in-depth interviews with managers in the Macquarie Park Innovation District (MPID), Australia. A confirmatory follow-up survey validates our model. We synthesize the social, ethical, and strategic dimensions of openness to understand their interplay in enacting inclusive innovation ecosystems. Our resulting five-phase framework advances innovation theory and provides management practice with a new strategic lens that emphasizes the ethical virtues of openness as a sustainable source of open innovation advantage in ecosystems.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcademy of Management Proceedings
PublisherAcademy of Management
Volume2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2019
EventAnnual Meeting of the Academy of Management (79th : 2019): Understanding the Inclusive Organization - Boston, United States
Duration: 9 Aug 201913 Aug 2019

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ConferenceAnnual Meeting of the Academy of Management (79th : 2019)
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period9/08/1913/08/19

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Innovation
Openness
Theorizing
Ecosystem
Open innovation
Innovation theory
Management practices
Managers
In-depth interviews
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Alam, MA & Taylor, M 2019, From ‘EGO’ to inclusive ‘ECO-systems’: theorizing the process of openness in innovation. in Academy of Management Proceedings. vol. 2019, Academy of Management, Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (79th : 2019), Boston, United States, 9/08/19. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2019.10149abstract

From ‘EGO’ to inclusive ‘ECO-systems’ : theorizing the process of openness in innovation. / Alam, Muhammad Aftab; Taylor, Murray.

Academy of Management Proceedings. Vol. 2019 Academy of Management, 2019.

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