Creating and Evolving an Open Innovation Ecosystem: Lessons from Symbian Ltd.

  title={Creating and Evolving an Open Innovation Ecosystem: Lessons from Symbian Ltd.},
  author={Joel West and David Wood},
Firms that practice open innovation strategies rely on the cooperation of external firms to provide components, complements and customers for the innovations of the focal firm (Chesbrough, 2003). Such strategies can be quite complex in systems-based industries, which inherently require coordinating across a wide range of partners to deliver customer value (West, 2006).Open innovation researchers have theorised that value networks (or business ecosystems) can play an important part in such open… 
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