The concept of open innovation seems to be very well suited to information and communication technologies. In the first place, as in any other field, the complexity of the new technology makes it necessary for companies to use ideas, processes and inventions from other players. As in any other field, we need the collaboration of the university, of SMEs, of inventors, and of the general public.


Open Innovation Electronic Commerce Knowledge Diffusion Telecommunication Research Complementary Asset 

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© International Federation for Information Processing 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • José Jiménez
    • 1
  1. 1.Telefónica l+DSpain

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