Proximity Metrics for Selecting R&D Partners in International Open Innovation Processes

León Serrano, Gonzalo and Tejero López, Alberto and Franco Riquelme, Jose N and Kline, John J. and Campos Macha, Raquel E. (2019). Proximity Metrics for Selecting R&D Partners in International Open Innovation Processes. "IEEE Access", v. 7 ; pp.. ISSN 2169-3536. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2923094.

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Title: Proximity Metrics for Selecting R&D Partners in International Open Innovation Processes
Author/s:
  • León Serrano, Gonzalo
  • Tejero López, Alberto
  • Franco Riquelme, Jose N
  • Kline, John J.
  • Campos Macha, Raquel E.
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: IEEE Access
Date: 14 June 2019
ISSN: 2169-3536
Volume: 7
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Innovation management, open innovation, open international networks, relationships framework, partners’ profile, metrics of distance, scalability of open management processes, data collection, inter-cultural constraints
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería de Sistemas Telemáticos [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: None

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Abstract

The implementation of open innovation models for R&D activities has been extensively tested by many public and private institutions by using several models; however, both lessons learned and rationale for internal decision-making have not been systematically analyzed to serve as a basis for future institutional process management improvements, which increase the success rate. The large diversity of cases, firms, sectors and open activities, and the multiple factors affecting success has made it difficult to elaborate a general framework where to extract from some policy design rules adapted to specific contexts; thus, involved firms do not have a consolidated framework to measure the effectiveness of the open innovation practices in use. Open innovation for R&D activities conducted by multinational firms is usually carried out at the international level looking for specific knowledge and complementarity of partners. One of the critical factors for success in open innovation activities is the “right selection of adequate partners”. This paper postulates that the multi-variable selection based on the previous characterization of the relationship between the firm and one potential international partner constitutes a key factor for success. In addition, the article presents a semi-quantitative approach to measure the “differences” (a metrics based on “proximity” is defined) to analyze and compare between different partners from several dimensions. The key goal is to select external partners with the “minimum distance” to the firm. The proposed selection metrics were applied to various open research projects launched with university partners in the three Latin American countries (Mexico, Chile, and Peru).

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Item ID: 55852
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/55852/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:55852
DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2923094
Official URL: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8736777
Deposited by: Dn. Jose Nicanor Franco Riquelme
Deposited on: 17 Jul 2019 06:31
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2019 06:31
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