Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Open Innovation in the Automotive Industry: What can carmakers' annual reports tell us?
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Entrepreneurship and innovation. Politecnico di Milano.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3970-7102
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Entrepreneurship and innovation.
Politecnico di Milano. (Department of Management, Economics & Industrial Engineering)
2014 (English)In: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management - CIO-ICIEOM-IIIE, Malaga (Spain), 23rd – 25th July 2014, 2014Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Recent research shows the adoption of open and collaborative innovation in the car industry suggesting these practices could be applied in other mature industries. However, researchers have studied the car industry mostly through case studies showing the relevance of innovation practices mainly from their viewpoint and less from the firm’s perception. Thus, the purpose of this study is twofold: (1) to confirm the application and the weight that carmakers give to Open Innovation concepts and, (2) to extend the methods and data sources used to study Open Innovation. Based on a conceptual content analysis of the annual reports from 2005 to 2012 from ten large carmakers, this cross-sectional study shows that all the selected firms have included assertions closely related to openness and collaboration in innovation. Concepts related to inbound Open Innovation appear in greater extent than outbound concepts, but there is no clear evidence of the aggregated value of both groups of concepts on firm performance. The results of this research support the idea that in last years open and collaborative innovation in carmakers has genuinely increased in practice and not only on the researchers attention.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014.
Keyword [en]
open innovation, automotive industry, large carmakers, content analysis, annual reports
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies
Research subject
Industrial Engineering and Management
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-156828ISBN: 978-84-617-0923-6 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-156828DiVA: diva2:768010
Conference
The 8th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management - CIO-ICIEOM-IIIE, Malaga (Spain), 23rd – 25th July 2014
Note

QC 20141209

Available from: 2014-12-02 Created: 2014-12-02 Last updated: 2014-12-09Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(253 kB)342 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 253 kBChecksum SHA-512
2ec9ef2ad7bc53e5549bbecf208b774054e8d81557ba7efd8df9a0eb2d070a97f3e47ca9191da88bc2add689e38c2b750980cfaa81c08259b3307c32ece7373a
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Authority records BETA

Ramirez-Portilla, Andres

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Ramirez-Portilla, AndresBrown, Terrence
By organisation
Entrepreneurship and innovation
Other Engineering and Technologies

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 342 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

isbn
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

isbn
urn-nbn
Total: 658 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf