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Open Innovation, a term that is not 20 years old, refers to managing the flow of knowledge between the internal and external parts of an organization for the purpose of innovation (Chesbrough 2003). At a time when available resources are dwindling and opportunities for collaboration are increasing, this concept seems a reasonable way forward. However, in order to move away from a dominant model of innovation that relies mainly on internal resources and to be able to call on external resources efficiently, three main challenges still need to be met: identifying and attracting partners that are relevant to the firm, successfully integrating them into the firm's design processes, and successfully exploiting innovations that come from external partners (West and Bogers 2017). [...]
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