Open Innovation in Research Libraries-Myth or Reality?

Ada Scupola, Hanne W. Nicolajsen

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    In this article we investigate open innovation in a non commercial setting: research libraries. The research questions are: Do academic libraries engage in open innovation processes? If so, what are the most important actors in e-services innovation and development and what is their role? By drawing on earlier research on open innovation, new product development and new service development a case study at Roskilde University Library is conducted. We found that research libraries are indeed engaging in open innovation, especially involving competitors, government agencies and users. In particular collaboration with other Danish research libraries and governmental agencies are important in setting the visions and strategies for e-services innovations; users have a more limited role.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationToward Fusion in the Interconnected World
    EditorsA. D'Atri, G. Piccoli, R. Watson
    Number of pages8
    Publication date2009
    ISBN (Electronic)978-88-6105-060-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    EventITAIS 2009 (VI Conference of the Italian Chapter of AIS) - Olbia, Italy
    Duration: 2 Oct 20093 Oct 2009
    Conference number: VI


    ConferenceITAIS 2009 (VI Conference of the Italian Chapter of AIS)


    • E-service
    • Innovation
    • Open Innovation
    • Customer Involvement
    • Competitors
    • Research Libraries
    • Libraries

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