volume 18, issue 2, P14-27 2014
DOI: 10.1108/mbe-07-2013-0042
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Maria Crema, Chiara Verbano, Karen Venturini

Abstract: Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to analyze the linkages between company’s strategy, open innovation and innovation performance, focusing on small and medium enterprises (SMEs). In more detail, the aim is to investigate the influence of firm strategy on the level of openness adopted and then the impact of open innovation on firm performance. Finally, the influence of context-specific variables (such as firm size, technology intensity, geographical area, experience of the c…

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