The effect of internal and external factors on open innovation

Document Type : Research Paper



One of the requirements for the successful performance of organizations in today's competitive world is having innovation and creating competitive advantage. One of the new models for innovation is Open Innovation model (OI). The main objective of this study is to identify influential factors on implementing of open innovation. Therefore, the main factors affecting open innovation have been considered in two dimensions: internal (structural, financial and staff) and external factors (cooperation with competitors, relationship with customers, political/legal factors and relationship with university). An applied, descriptive correlational survey is carried out. The data were collected by using questionnaires which were distributed between 100 experts of the research centers of the Ministry of Science and Industry by random sampling. The data were analyzed by using Path Analysis and PLS software. The results show that all identified dimensions of internal and external factors influence on implementation of open innovation.


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