Title: Open innovation between energy companies in developed and developing countries: resource-based and knowledge-based perspectives

Authors: Rhian Indradewa; Jann Hidajat Tjakraatmadja; Wawan Dhewanto

Addresses: School of Business and Management, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Jl.Ganesha 10, Bandung 40132, West Java, Indonesia ' School of Business and Management, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Jl.Ganesha 10, Bandung 40132, West Java, Indonesia ' School of Business and Management, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Jl.Ganesha 10, Bandung 40132, West Java, Indonesia

Abstract: This paper presents proposals for improving and accelerating research and development processes through open innovation based on contractual project-based alliances between energy companies in developed and developing countries. The present study adopted an inductive approach, employing archival studies and a literature review to develop a model for research and development (R&D) contractual project-based alliances to be investigated in future research. This model was an attempt to collaborate between the phases of alliance strategy activities and the phases of R&D activities applied in contractual project-based activities. The present study distinguished three phases of open innovation: the pre-project phase of partner selection, the project phase of innovation, and the post-project phase of commercialisation. This model incorporated a knowledge management perspective focusing on intangible factors and a resource-based view focusing on tangible factors.

Keywords: open innovation; energy projects; energy industry; knowledge management; resource-based view; RBV; contractual alliances; project-based alliances; research and development; R&D; collaboration; partner selection; commercialisation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIR.2017.081398

International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 2017 Vol.12 No.2, pp.137 - 151

Received: 05 Jul 2014
Accepted: 19 Oct 2014

Published online: 11 Dec 2016 *

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