Technological competence leveraging projects via intermediaries: Viable means to outbound open innovation and mediated capability building?

Keinz, Peter and Marhold, Klaus (2021) Technological competence leveraging projects via intermediaries: Viable means to outbound open innovation and mediated capability building? International Journal of Project Management, 39 (2). pp. 196-208. ISSN 02637863

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Abstract

Aiming at reaping the benefits of open innovation, a growing number of organizations utilizes innovation intermediaries as external facilitators. However, the effectiveness of such intermediaries, especially in outbound open innovation, such as leveraging existing technologies in new market opportunities, remains unclear. We aim to investigate if and how externally conducted technological competence leveraging (TCL) projects provide value to the focal organization. Based on interviews with key personnel and analysis of reports from such projects conducted in the course of several research consortia at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, we find that the projects were successful in identifying new application fields. Further, the externally conducted projects also contributed to the development of TCL-related project capabilities within the focal organization. This research also identifies a number of barriers to short- and long-term success such as lack of a company-internal perspective and project owners without management responsibilities.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 764879.
Keywords: Outbound open innovation, Technological competence leveraging, Mediated capability building, Project capabilities, Innovation intermediaries
Divisions: Departments > Strategy and Innovation > Entrepreneurship und Innovation
Version of the Document: Published
Depositing User: ePub Administrator
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2020 12:39
Last Modified: 26 May 2021 11:08
Related URLs:
FIDES Link: https://bach.wu.ac.at/d/research/results/97357/
URI: https://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/7845

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