Randhawa, K., et al. (2016). "A Bibliometric Review of Open Innovation: Setting a Research Agenda." Journal of Product Innovation Management 33(6): 750-772.
Research notes: Cites Perkman, Markus & Walsh, Kathryn. (2007). University-Industry relationships and open innovation: Towards a research agenda. International Journal of Management Reviews, 9(4), 259-280.
Format: Peer-reviewed journal article
Type: Non-experimental study
Experience level of reader: Fundamental
Annotation: Open innovation research aligns into three main areas: firm-centric aspects, management of networks, and roles of users and communities. The paper’s methodology is combining two methods of citation analysis and text mining to identify over-saturated and under-used theories as applied to open innovation. Current literature reviews lack articles from marketing and engineering journals. Researchers fail to find and apply theories outside their fields. Gaps in research on OI could be filled by seeking more diverse perspectives from users, networks, and communities as well as utilizing user input.
Setting(s) to which the reported activities/findings are relevant: Small Business, Large business, University, Community.
Knowledge user(s) to whom the piece of literature may be relevant: Brokers, Manufacturers, Policy makers, Researchers.
Knowledge user level addressed by the literature: Fundamental
This article uses the Commercial Devices and Services version of the NtK Model
Research agendas about open innovation often stay within OI and fail to leverage knowledge in other disciplines like marketing or engineering.
Literature review findings
Occurrences within the model: NtK Step 1.1, 1.4, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.7, 3.8