Title: A strategic alignment model for collaborative open innovation networks

Authors: Farnaz Fallah Tafti; Neda Abdolvand; Saeedeh Rajaee Harandi

Addresses: Faculty of Social Sciences and Economics, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran ' Faculty of Social Sciences and Economics, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran ' Faculty of Social Sciences and Economics, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran

Abstract: Today, the concept of open innovation and collaborative networks attracts great interest. Many organisations use collaborative networks. The success of the innovation of these networks is restricted to their alignment. Hence, this study aims to propose a strategic alignment model for collaborative open innovation networks. The Luftman strategic alignment framework was used as a reference model and was analysed using qualitative and quantitative approaches. In the qualitative part of the study, the meta-synthesis approach was used to find the factors, and then these factors were placed in proper categories using experts' ideas. Next, in the quantitative part, the chi-square test was used to analyse the hypothesis and the Friedman test was used to prioritise the concepts, dimensions, and categories. Finally, 42 concepts and 16 main categories were identified. Moreover, in addition to the six dimensions of the Luftman model, the research and development dimension was identified as an important dimension.

Keywords: collaborative innovation networks; open innovation; strategic alignment; Luftman strategic alignment model; meta-synthesis.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIR.2019.099751

International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 2019 Vol.19 No.1, pp.1 - 28

Received: 16 May 2017
Accepted: 28 Jan 2018

Published online: 08 May 2019 *

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