Technology exploitation strategies in the context of open innovation

Ulrich Lichtenthaler
2006 International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning (IJTIP)  
Purpose -Nowadays, to develop innovative activities in research and development units, it is desirable to rely on the concept of open innovation to take actions towards the identification of external capabilities of an organization and external knowledge acquisition. Therefore, this study aims to evaluate the impact of external technology acquisition (ETA), external technology exploitation (ETE) and culture of innovation (IC) on open innovation (OI) using SEM approach and then examine the
more » ... n examine the amount of the impact of open innovation on organizational performance (OP) and value creation (VC). Design/methodology/approach -This study was an applied survey in terms of research purpose and data collection method. The statistical population included all companies in Yazd Science and Technology Park (STP). To collect the data, 109 questionnaires were distributed. The content validity of the questionnaire was confirmed by experts' comments, and Cronbach's alpha coefficient was calculated equal to 0.873 for reliability. Findings -The results indicated, ETA, ETE and IC had significant and positive effects on OI, and OI by itself had a significant and positive impact on OP and VC. However, the hypothesis of the significant and positive effect of VC on OP was rejected. Originality/value -Considering the importance of innovative activities of companies in STPs and the role of OI in achieving the goals of idea-driven companies, the present study evaluated the effects of factors affecting the fulfillment of OI in companies based in STPs in the Yazd province of Iran.
doi:10.1504/ijtip.2006.010506 fatcat:v3ka4yfeezduzeor4qdgoa3gqu