Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Anàlisi bibliomètrica de la literatura internacional sobre innovació oberta i capacitat d’absorció

Elies Seguí-Mas, Elisa Signes-Pérez, Faustino Sarrión-Viñes, Joaquín Alegre Vidal


Purpose: To assess if it exists the close relationship suggested by some authors
between open innovation and absorptive capacity.
Design/methodology: Bibliometric analysis on the Web of Science about the
international literature where both terms are treated simultaneously.
Findings: It has been shown that it is a field of growing interest and that there is a
close relationship between open innovation and absorptive capacity.
Research limitations/implications: The bias due to the database selected and the
selection criteria applied (they could affect the no selection of some significant articles).
Practical implications: To know that the absorption capacity is related to open
innovation can help organizations become more innovative enhancing this capability.
Originality/value: The approach used is a novelty and the conclusions can better
understand the relationship between both terms (open innovation and absorption
capacity). Thus, it can help increase innovation.

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