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Role of open innovation in the process of knowledge transfer


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Čolić, Mile. (2018). Role of open innovation in the process of knowledge transfer. PhD Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Information Science.
(Poslijediplomski doktorski studij informacijskih i komunikacijskih znanosti) [mentor Banek Zorica, Mihaela].

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Open innovation represents the concept of innovation management in which entities use external and internal ideas in order to create new products and achieve the set business goals. The theoretical part of this doctoral thesis covers the overview of the existing researches on open innovation and transfer of knowledge. The analysis of the open and closed innovation models and the analysis of their roles in the transfer of knowledge were carried out. The means of the transfer of knowledge and types of knowledge transferred by open innovation are explained. The open innovation and transfer of knowledge are analyzed from the aspect of process dimensions, research and development factors, management factors, organizational and institutional frameworks, as well as from the aspect of the use of new technologies. The empirical part of the paper researches to which extent and in what ways do the open innovation web portals among the states manage the transfer of new knowledge. The role of open innovation in the transfer of knowledge among the states was researched through the correlation of the number of open innovation portals and Global ranking of open innovation portals per states with secondary data on the number of internal (resident) and external (nonresident) applicants per state. The influence of open innovation on academic ranking of the universities from all over the world was dealt with through the correlation of the number of university innovations on open innovations portals with the university ranking of the particular university. Furthermore, the role of open innovation in the number of visits of the companies’ websites was also researched. The paper also researches the correlation of open innovation with the following indexes: Global Innovation Index, Global Competitiveness Index and Human Development Index. Open innovation in Croatia has not been researched a lot so far, therefore this thesis deals especially with the situation in the field of open innovation in Croatia. The research was also done on to which point and in what ways the internal (resident) and the external (nonresident) knowledge is managed in Croatia. By means of open innovation Internet portals. The analysis of the transfer of knowledge by means of open innovation in Croatia was done, and the specific characteristics of that transfer is clarified. The development of open innovation is enables in the first place by the development of the Internet and information-communication technologies. In other words, the paradigm of open innovation requires that the knowledge is to be transferred via network. In order to enable safer and faster transfer of knowledge and to increase the level of confidence among the stakeholders in the process of transfer of knowledge, this doctoral thesis proposes the draft solution of the information system for knowledge management as one of the possible models for efficient knowledge transfer via IT network.

Item Type: PhD Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: open innovation, knowledge, transfer of knowledge, knowledge management, open innovation portals, applicants, academic ranking of universities, information and communication technologies, IT system
Subjects: Information sciences
Information sciences > Knowledge organization
Departments: Department of Information Science
Supervisor: Banek Zorica, Mihaela
Additional Information: Poslijediplomski doktorski studij informacijskih i komunikacijskih znanosti
Date Deposited: 17 May 2019 08:35
Last Modified: 17 May 2019 08:35

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