Drive of Open Source Idea Generation for Innovation
Khan, Zahidul (2013)
Arcada - Nylands svenska yrkeshögskola
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The aim of the thesis is to introduce the source of idea generation for innovation. The scope is limited to provide general knowledge about relevant issues of the co-creation of products which play significant role for innovation. In product innovation, it is necessary to consider external valuable work and talent. Firms increasingly use open source models to collect external ideas for innovation, for instance, by means of websites where customers, suppliers and other external parties can submit ideas for innovations. Identifying, assessing, refining and developing an idea into a business concept are crucial and management weakness is more at the initial stage of an innovation process. Studying issues of the project is to find the different motives of contributors on the quantity, quality and innovativeness of their shared ideas and the effects of different types of rewards on this relationship for measuring innovation value (innovation benefits/innovation costs). Moreover, this project will make several contributions to the literature. First, it is contributing to the literature on open source innovation. This project adds to this literature by performing a more thorough empirical study of the effects of different motives which is not just the quantity, but also the quality and innovativeness of contributions. Second, it is contributing to literature how user driven innovation is organized, managed, and screened from large number of contributors as well as how innovation value measured.