Developing Web-Based Dynamic Negotiation towards Collective Innovation: the Open Contract Mechanism

  • Alessandro AvenaliEmail author
  • Giorgio Matteucci
  • Fabio Nonino
Part of the Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation book series (LNISO, volume 2)


The scope of this chapter is to propose the design and the implementation of an innovative web-based tool, the Open Contract Mechanism (OCM). OCM allows client companies and suppliers to dynamically and simultaneously bargain the clauses and the characteristics of distinct innovation contracts in general open innovation and collaborative crowdsourcing environments. The OCM can be implemented inside open innovation web-based platforms for evaluating offers and determining the winning one, and therefore guaranteeing valuable binding contract clauses.


Open Innovation Potential Solver Current Round Negotiation Round Negotiation Phase 
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The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme managed by REA-Research Executive Agency [(FP 7—SME 2008—2)] under grant agreement n [243593], project COLLECTIVE—Emerging communities for collective innovation: ICT Operational tool and supporting methodologies for SME Associations. For details, see


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alessandro Avenali
    • 1
    Email author
  • Giorgio Matteucci
    • 1
  • Fabio Nonino
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering “Antonio Ruberti”Sapienza University of RomeRomeItaly

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