Open Innovation Readiness for SMEs: An assessment methodology

Aline Figlioli, Jose Christian, George Tsekouras, Pari Patel, Despoina Kanellou, Ekaterina Albats, Daria Podemetina

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    Key performance indicators (KPIs) for SMEs have been often overlooked by the Open Innovation (OI) literature. This study aims to fill this gap by developing an open innovation readiness assessment tool with a set of KPIs, to help SMEs evaluate their current OI capabilities in order to identify areas of improvement. The KPIs identified in this study are based on best practices and critical issues found in 120 case studies across 6 European regions: Eastern Europe, France and Germany, Scandinavia, Small Developed Countries, Southern Europe, and UK & Ireland. These KPIs have been used to create an assessment tool that will allow SMEs to determine where and how they can develop strategic collaborations to strengthen their competitive advantage.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBAM 2019 Conference
    Subtitle of host publicationBuilding and Sustaining High Performance Organisations in Uncertain Times
    PublisherBritish Academy of Management (BAM)
    ISBN (Print)9780995641327
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Sept 2019
    EventBritish Academy of Management 2019 Conference: Building and Sustaining High Performance Organisations in Uncertain Times - Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Duration: 3 Sept 20195 Sept 2019


    ConferenceBritish Academy of Management 2019 Conference
    Abbreviated titleBAM 2019
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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    • Open Innovation
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • Open Innovation Readiness


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