Open Innovation in a Systemic Innovation Context : Analyzing Online Mass Innovation Process from Systemic Perspectives
Kaivo-Oja, Jari; Santonen, Teemu (2010)
The Open Innovation Research Seminar
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This study briefly introduces the National Open Innovation System (NOIS) paradigm, which enables open innovation and online social network (OSN) approaches integration to National Innovation Systems(NIS) and higher education. With the help of interpretive field research methodology, we present our case study findings regarding the implementation of NOIS and associated mass innovation system as a part of Finnish NIS and especially higher education. This study builds a broad knowledge foundation which helps us to better understand the main obstacles and challenges of this implementation process. Our basic idea is to connect theoretical aspects of open innovation paradigm to a systemic innovation theory, especially to ecosystems thinking of innovation. It is suggested that the biggest implementation challenges are the recruitment of human resources and the ability to change the current practices of higher education organizations. On the basis of field experiment results, we propose that a system failure matrix should be used in the foresight process of open innovation processes. Also mass innovation process requires some background planning and proactive prevention activities of system failures.