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Open Innovation Essentials for Small and Medium Enterprises by Daniel Satinsky, Phyllis Speser, Adriano La Vopa, Luca Escoffier

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Abstract

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have to approach open innovation differently than large companies. Open Innovation Essentials for Small and Medium Enterprises provides the first comprehensive introduction to the practice of open innovation expressly for entrepreneurs and managers of SMEs. The authors provide strategies, techniques, and “tricks of the trade” that enable SMEs to establish and operate open innovation systems that increase their business’s profitability and enhance the long-term value of their equity. They explain how SMEs can use open innovation to develop and sell products and services or to acquire, mature, and sell technology and intellectual property rights. Tools such as brokers, auctions, crowdsourcing, technology ...

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