Title: Environmental influences on open innovation: evidence from Russia

Authors: Irina Savitskaya; Daria Podmetina

Addresses: Kouvola Research Unit, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Prikaatintie 9, FI-45100 Kouvola, Finland ' Faculty of Technology, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Skinnarilankatu 34, Lappeenranta, Finland

Abstract: The environmental impact on the adoption of open innovation is analysed in the paper. When examining the implementation of open innovation in a regional context, it is important to notice that economic systems and institutions in different regions and countries differ in their support for open innovation practices. We focus on analysing the influences imposed by the operation environment on open innovation in Russia, using data collected with a recent international survey of open innovation practices. Our findings show that economic systems and institutions (in particular the intellectual property protection mechanisms) may have substantial effects on the behaviour of firms with respect to their involvement in open innovation practices. Additionally, the decisions on whether to buy or sell technology and intellectual property are influenced by market dynamics, and we also demonstrate the impact of national culture on the adoption of certain elements of an open innovation model.

Keywords: open innovation; environmental impact; intellectual property rights; IPR; market dynamics; Russia.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBEX.2013.053612

International Journal of Business Excellence, 2013 Vol.6 No.3, pp.310 - 330

Published online: 09 Apr 2013 *

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