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Open innovation in software engineering: a systematic mapping study

Munir, Hussan LU ; Wnuk, Krzysztof LU and Runeson, Per LU (2016) In Empirical Software Engineering 21(2). p.684-723
Abstract
Open innovation (OI) means that innovation is fostered by using both external and 5 internal influences in the innovation process. In software engineering (SE), OI has existed 6 for decades, while we currently see a faster and broader move towards OI in SE. We there- 7 fore survey research on how OI takes place and contributes to innovation in SE. This study 8 aims to synthesize the research knowledge on OI in the SE domain. We launched a system- 9 atic mapping study and conducted a thematic analysis of the results. Moreover, we analyzed 10 the strength of the evidence in the light of a rigor and relevance assessment of the research. 11 We identified 33 publications, divided into 9 themes related to OI. 17/33 studies fall in the 12... (More)
Open innovation (OI) means that innovation is fostered by using both external and 5 internal influences in the innovation process. In software engineering (SE), OI has existed 6 for decades, while we currently see a faster and broader move towards OI in SE. We there- 7 fore survey research on how OI takes place and contributes to innovation in SE. This study 8 aims to synthesize the research knowledge on OI in the SE domain. We launched a system- 9 atic mapping study and conducted a thematic analysis of the results. Moreover, we analyzed 10 the strength of the evidence in the light of a rigor and relevance assessment of the research. 11 We identified 33 publications, divided into 9 themes related to OI. 17/33 studies fall in the 12 high–rigor/high–relevance category, suggesting the results are highly industry relevant. The 13 research indicates that start-ups have higher tendency to opt OI compared to incumbents. 14 The evidence also suggests that firms assimilating knowledge into their internal R&D activ- 15 ities, have higher likelihood of gaining financial advantages. We concluded that OI should 16 be adopted as a complementary approach to facilitate internal innovation and not to substi- 17 tute it. Further research is advised on situated OI strategies and the interplay between OI 18 and agile practices. (Less)
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Open innovation · Collective innovation · Collective invention · User 20 innovation · Literature review · Research agenda · Software engineering
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  author       = {Munir, Hussan and Wnuk, Krzysztof and Runeson, Per},
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  keyword      = {Open innovation · Collective innovation · Collective invention · User 20 innovation · Literature review · Research agenda · Software engineering},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {04},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {684--723},
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  series       = {Empirical Software Engineering},
  title        = {Open innovation in software engineering: a systematic mapping study},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10664-015-9380-x},
  volume       = {21},
  year         = {2016},
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