High-Technology and Regions in an Era of Open Innovation

Open innovation is becoming an increasingly important form of innovation and requires new firm strategies.

Open innovation, or the process where R&D occurs outside of the commercializing firm, has become a boon for small businesses and entrepreneurs but the effects on new firms has not been fully studied.   In this paper, ITIF Senior Analyst, Darrene Hackler utilizes the largest longitudinal study of new businesses, the Kauffman Firm Survey (KFS) and finds high-technology firms disproportionately rely on open innovation networks.