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Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating And Profiting from Technology

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The information revolution has made for a radically more fluid knowledge environment, and the growth of venture capital has created inexorable pressure towards fast commercialisation of existing technologies Companies that don't use the technologies they develop are likely to lose them. Key features Over the past several years, Hank Chesbrough has done excellent research a ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Harvard Business Review Press (first published March 1st 2003)
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Jul 30, 2011 rated it liked it
Quite a long book to state the obvious!
May 05, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: business
This book successfully provided a succinct history of big R&D (think Bell Labs, IBM, Xerox, Intel), what worked and why. It goes on to describe the changes to the environment, and what seems to be working and not working today for innovation of new technology. Although the book was first published in 2006, the statistics date from 2001 or 2002 at best, and the bulk of data seems to be based in the 90’s. For better or worse, it seems to date the book. The other negative I took away was the In ...more
Greg Fay
Mar 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Incredible case study of some of the great closed innovation failures, and why open innovation is the way of the future.
Bob Gao
Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
It is a great book summarizing closed innovation to open innovation.

Meanwhile I am impressed that ever since 1944, the US government already started to focus on "Science" in the nation level.

The reality proved that the focus was the right decison and there was right execution. This is the reason why US domained the world in the last centry.

With all the new research on science as well as the methodology to innovate, for sure US will futher advance in science and technology.
Oct 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Es un libro interesante porque cuenta la historia de distintas empresas de tecnología como Xerox, Intel, IBM, Alcatel y otros por el estilo, en relación a los distintos modelos de innovación relacionados con sus formas de investigar y desarrollar tecnologías.

Lo más interesante es el último capítulo en donde muestra como realizar la transición del modelo de innovación cerrada a la innovación abierta.
May 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An insightful introduction to an important product of the digital revolution. Examples included.

A pdf version of this text can be found online.
Brian Hsieh
Mar 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: open-source
This book has lots good case studies. However the core concept of this book is common nowadays. Considering it was published more than 10 years ago, the book is pretty dated for readers today.
Garrett Mccutcheon
Jun 20, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: engineering
Open Innovation propounds the thesis that corporations should take a broader approach to innovation and IP (assuming that doing so fits within the company's business model). This book is essentially a series of case studies that the author uses to support his thesis. The first half of the book focuses primarily on Xerox and its PARC R&D facility; then the author moves on to Intel, IBM, Lucent, and a handful of others.

While interesting and well presented, the book is clearly aimed at senior m
Amir Elion
Nov 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
Before I read this book I thought I knew a lot about innovation in business and organizations. This book opened a whole new direction of possibilities for understanding and doing innovation. It challenges the paradigm of recent decades of Closed Innovation, and shows why every company which is serious regarding innovation in these fast changing times, must carefully consider the way it leverages not only its internal sources of innovation but the myriad of external opportunities to innovate.
Leader Summaries
Desde Leader Summaries recomendamos la lectura del libro Innovación abierta, de Henry W. Chesbrough.
Las personas interesadas en las siguientes temáticas lo encontrarán práctico y útil: innovación, innovación, desarrollo y cambio.
En el siguiente enlace tienes el resumen del libro Innovación abierta, Por qué la I+D centralizada se ha vuelto obsoleta y cómo la innovación abierta puede dar un nuevo impulso a las empresas: Innovación abierta
Tac Anderson
Aug 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
I just re-read this great book. I think this book was written several years ahead of it's time. Even today most companies will struggle with the level of transparency and collaboration required to adopt the principles in Open Innovation but they hold the keys to surviving in the new economy.
Feb 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Great start to step into the Innovation Era with this book. You've to listen when the real guru speak it out then creat your own idea on top and make it happen!
Peter C
Feb 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Worth the read, if only of the interesting history about some of the tech gigants of today such as Intel and IBM.
Victor Melgarejo Zurutuza
May 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Muy buen libro para demostrar como la innovación no solo tiente que ser interna. Abriendo esto la puerta al Networking.
Jodie Hong
Jan 26, 2013 rated it liked it
I wish he talks about how we can fix NIH.
Jan 28, 2013 rated it liked it
A good book, even though it's dated, but it really needs a goo conclusion section. It just sort of ends...
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