volume 20, issue 1, P53-66 2016
DOI: 10.1108/mbe-12-2015-0058
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Davide Aloini, Riccardo Dulmin, Giulia Farina, Valeria Mininno, Luisa Pellegrini

Abstract: Purpose Open innovation (OI) literature suggests that firms can improve their innovation performance by learning from a large set of actors in the innovation process. However, the extant literature has overlooked the “who” question: which partners should be included in the different phases of the innovation funnel? How should they be selected? This paper aims to offer, while focusing in the early phases of the innovation process, a list of possible criteria for partner evaluation and suggests a structured met…

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