Skip to main content

Open Innovation Post-Covid: A study of Japanese SMEs.

Marangos, S., Oe, H. and Takemoto, T., 2022. Open Innovation Post-Covid: A study of Japanese SMEs. In: British Academy of Management, 31 August - 2 September 2022, Manchester, UK.

Full text available as:

Open Innovation Post-Covid A study of Japanese SMEs (a).pdf - Accepted Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial.



Open innovation has mainly been examined on large firms heavily R&D based MNEs, with SMEs receiving little systematic attention from academic researcher. In a period where the pandemic has crippled economies and negatively impacted organisations, a more open and collaborative mode of innovation is required. This study examines the extend to which Japanese SMEs are adopting open innovation strategies and the difficulties within their organisational context. The results of the study support the potential and adoption of open innovation in SMEs and show that expertise is an important factor, especially in situations favouring industry-academia collaboration. However, they are also confident in the technological capabilities that are an inherent source of competitive advantage in their companies and mention the importance of prior arrangements for equitable distribution of results after industry-academia collaboration, highlighting the importance of a stable institutional design.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Abstract only - this is a development paper.
Uncontrolled Keywords:Japan; open innovation; SMEs; university-industry collaboration
Group:Bournemouth University Business School
ID Code:37634
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:21 Nov 2022 09:20
Last Modified:21 Nov 2022 09:20


Downloads per month over past year

More statistics for this item...
Repository Staff Only -