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Openness and appropriation: Empirical evidence from Australian businesses

Huang, Fan (Amy); Rice, John L; Galvin, Peter; Martin, Nigel


The adoption of open innovation creates a dilemma for firms. On one hand, a commitment to openness facilitates the flow of knowledge between firms, with this flow (generally) unconstrained by royalties and other appropriation mechanisms. However, openness has also led to unintended knowledge spillovers, limiting firms' abilities to protect their core knowledge. This dilemma has created a need to consider the relationship between openness and firms' appropriability regimes. In order to explore...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management
DOI: 10.1109/TEM.2014.2320995


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