The role of cooperation breadth as a strategy forinnovationastundy of openess in spanish startups

unter der Leitung von:
  1. Francesco Domenico Sandulli Doktorvater/Doktormutter

Universität der Verteidigung: Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Fecha de defensa: 29 von Januar von 2017

  1. Antonio Rodríguez Duarte Präsident/in
  2. Marta Fossas Olalla Sekretär/in
  3. José A. Alfaro Tanco Vocal
  4. Alberto Ferraris Vocal
  5. Daniel Arias Aranda Vocal

Art: Dissertation


Startups and incumbent firms both play important roles in generating innovations and economic growth, but they contribute to the innovation ecosystem and economic development in different ways. Between the innovation strategies, open innovation is taking a higher importance for both incumbent firms and startups. Literature states that startups’ resources and capacities are different from incumbent firms, so there might exist differences on the use of open innovation strategies. In this context, this dissertation adopts a combination of theoretical perspectives (the resource-based view, with especial attention to intellectual propriety rights, the knowledge-based view, and the dynamic capabilities perspective) in order to develop a better understanding of open innovation in startups. I investigate how the diversity of external knowledge sources contributes to startups’ innovation performance. In addressing this overarching research question, I present four separate empirical studies that deal with various facets of value creation and value capture from open innovation, with a special emphasis on startups...