Developing design propositions for an open innovation approach for SMEs

Krause, Willie ; Schutte, Corne (2016)

CITATION: Krause, W. & Schutte, C. 2016. Developing design propositions for an open innovation approach for SMEs. South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 27(3):7-49, doi:10.7166/27-3-1625.

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ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This paper proposes design propositions for an open innovation approach for small and medium-sized enterprises based on the open innovation lifecycle framework. The design propositions direct small- and medium-sized enterprises in implementing, executing, and improving open innovation in their organisations. The design propositions are developed through a synthesis of the literature on open innovation and other implementation and improvement best practices. A design sciences method is followed, using context interaction mechanism outcome logic to conduct a systematic review of the literature on open innovation, and using the open innovation lifecycle framework as boundaries. Twenty-two design propositions are formulated as a result. A case study is also discussed as an initial test of the application of the design propositions.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Hierdie artikel stel ontwerp proposisies voor vir ’n oop innovasie benadering vir klein en middelslag ondernemings, gebaseer op die oop innovasie lewensiklus raamwerk. Die ontwerp proposisies stuur klein en middelslag besighede in die implementering, uitvoering, en verbetering van oop innovasie in hul organisasies. Die ontwerp proposisies is ontwikkel deur die verwerking van die literatuur oor oop innovasie en ander implementering en verbetering beste praktyke. ’n Ontwerp wetenskap metode is gevolg, met die gebruik van konteks interaksie meganisme uitkoms logika om ’n sistematiese hersiening van die literatuur op oop innovasie te doen met die gebruik van die open innovasie lewensiklus raamwerk as perke. Hierdeur is 22 ontwerp proposisies formuleer. ’n Gevallestudie word ook bespreek as ’n aanvanklike toets van die toepassing van die ontwerp proposisies.

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