Willkommen, schön sind Sie da!
Logo Ex Libris

External Technology Commercialization in Diversified Firms in the Context of the Open Innovation Paradigm

  • E-Book (pdf)
  • 68 Seiten
(0) Erste Bewertung abgeben
Bewertungen
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
Alle Bewertungen ansehen
Master's Thesis from the year 2011 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: 1,0,... Weiterlesen
E-Books ganz einfach mit der kostenlosen Ex Libris-Reader-App lesen. Hier erhalten Sie Ihren Download-Link.
CHF 18.90
Download steht sofort bereit
Informationen zu E-Books
E-Books eignen sich auch für mobile Geräte (sehen Sie dazu die Anleitungen).
E-Books von Ex Libris sind mit Adobe DRM kopiergeschützt: Erfahren Sie mehr.
Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.

Beschreibung

Master's Thesis from the year 2011 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: 1,0, Maastricht University, course: Strategy and Innovation, language: English, abstract: Changes in the competitive environment, globalization and the fast technological innovation rate of today have called for a shift in the corporate mindset of industrial firms. The traditional closed model of research and development (R&D) inside the firms' boundaries, which optimally ends with a regular commercialization of the invented product, has increasingly been challenged (Chesbrough, 2003). The emerged concept of the open innovation paradigm comprises corporate activities of either acquiring external knowledge or exploiting internal knowledge besides the traditional ways of product commercialization. The latter refers to knowledge exploitation or more specifically to external technology commercialization (ETC) (Lichtenthaler & Ernst, 2007) and represents the core field of this study. The increased interest in ETC across industries is a trend stemming from industrial and managerial practice rather than from theory (Lichtenthaler, 2010a). However, more and more contributions put their focus on the concept of external knowledge exploitation and its implications (e.g. Fosfuri, 2006; Gassmann & Enkel, 2004; Lichtenthaler, 2005, 2010b). Most of these studies either generally discuss the ETC particularities or specifically examine licensing strategies as means of ETC and their corporate impact. It has been argued that besides the purely financial aspects firms have different motives for engaging in knowledge exploitation activities, such as the access to another company's technology portfolio (Rivette & Kline, 1999), the identification of intellectual property infringements (Koruna, 2004) or the increase in speed of the R&D activities by realized learning effects (Lichtenthaler & Ernst, 2007). This case study concentrates on a firm's surroundings which affect the strategic ETC decision from two dimensions. First, extrinsic factors which lay beyond managerial reach, such as the industry in which the organization operates. Second, intrinsic, strategic factors like the management of R&D activities as well as the steering of a dedicated ETC unit are investigated. By scrutinizing contemporary theory on open innovation, external technology commercialization and firm characteristics, a conceptual framework will be created which will be later challenged against the findings of a case study analysis in a large diversified conglomerate.

Produktinformationen

Titel: External Technology Commercialization in Diversified Firms in the Context of the Open Innovation Paradigm
Untertitel: A Case Study Approach at a Diversified Industrial Firm
Autor:
EAN: 9783656157373
ISBN: 978-3-656-15737-3
Digitaler Kopierschutz: frei
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Grin Publishing
Genre: Management
Anzahl Seiten: 68
Veröffentlichung: 22.03.2012
Jahr: 2012
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 0.6 MB