Open innovation: A literature review and recommendations for family business research

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We review the literature on open innovation in the context of SMEs and specifically focus on the relevance of this innovation paradigm for the family firms among these businesses. We explore the potential benefits of opening up the innovation process, as well as inhibiting factors identified in the literature. Moreover, we delineate potential areas for future family business research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Companion to Family Business
EditorsFranz Kellermanns, Frank Hoy
ISBN (Print)9781138919112
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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