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|Title:||Challenges to Open Innovation in Traditional SMEs: an Analysis of Pre-competitive Projects in University-industry-government Collaboration|
De Bernardi, P.
Springer Science and Business Media LLC
|Citation:||Challenges to Open Innovation in Traditional SMEs: an Analysis of Pre-competitive Projects in University-industry-government Collaboration / A. Bertello, A. Ferraris, P. De Bernardi et al. — DOI 10.1016/j.ssi.2021.115818 // International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal. — 2022. — Vol. 18. — Iss. 1. — P. 89-104.|
|Abstract:||Governments are increasingly focusing their efforts on stimulating innovation within small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). As a result, university-industry-government collaboration is gaining importance among the agenda of policymakers to enable open innovation in SMEs. However, these inter-organisational relationships often fail to meet expectations, especially when projects are oriented to pre-competitive R&D. Nevertheless, the literature has not yet provided sufficient evidence of the challenges related to the participation of traditional SMEs (i.e., low- and medium-low tech SMEs) in this specific type of collaboration. We collected qualitative data to analyse longitudinally three pre-competitive projects, exploring the main challenges faced by traditional SMEs. We have bracketed the projects in four phases: initiation and planning phase, execution phase, closing phase, and monitoring and control phase. For each of these phases we have individuated firm- and project-level challenges, providing practical and theoretical insights for open innovation scholars. © 2021, The Author(s).|
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SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES
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