'The Challenge of Closing Open Innovation: The Intellectual Property Disassembly Problem'-new article by Marcus Holgersson
Marcus Holgersson, currently a visiting researcher at the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, has published a new article; 'The Challenge of Closing Open Innovation: The Intellectual Property Disassembly Problem'.
In both practical and academic discussions of open innovation, much attention has been given to the opening of closed innovation, and the related opportunities and challenges. On the other hand, little or no attention has been given to the closing of open innovation, and the potential problems that may then arise. The closing of open innovation in general refers to the change process by which organizations decrease their overall openness in innovation, for example by increasingly relying on internal R&D or in-house commercialization. It may also refer to the more specific process of leaving, terminating, or cancelling an individual open innovation project. In either connotation closing open innovation involves a range of challenges that ripple throughout the organization. This paper focuses on one particular such challenge, namely the intellectual property disassembly problem.