Open Innovation Model in Enterprises of the SME Sector—Sources and Barriers

  • Dominika Mierzwa
  • Katarzyna Walecka-Jankowska
  • Joanna ZimmerEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 524)


The objective of the proposed article is identification of sources and barriers affecting the efforts to “open” innovation processes in Polish organizations. It presents the results of empirical research conducted through a survey on 83 Polish companies from the SME sector. The concept of open innovation, as a new paradigm of innovation management, was first used by Chesbrough (2003).


Open innovation Barriers Source SME sector 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dominika Mierzwa
    • 1
  • Katarzyna Walecka-Jankowska
    • 2
  • Joanna Zimmer
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.General Tadeusz Kościuszko Military Academy of Land ForcesWroclawPoland
  2. 2.Wrocław University of TechnologyWroclawPoland

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