Findings from Qualitative Pre-Study (Interviews)
This chapter summarizes the findings from interviews conducted with R&D managers. The first sub-chapter provides insights into their understanding of open innovation. In the second sub-chapter, the typical procedure for setting up an OI-project is described. Thereafter, the focus lies on the search and selection by companies of an appropriate OI-partner. The fourth sub-chapter deals with the basic conditions for an OI-project. Finally, the advantages and challenges of open innovation are considered.
KeywordsInnovation Process Open Innovation External Knowledge Industrial Partner External Partner
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