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The International Journal of Management Science and Information Technology (IJMSIT)


The international journal of management Science and information technology (IJMSIT) is a refereed journal and publishes high-quality theoretical and empirical papers in the areas of management science and information technology. This journal reports the impact of information technologies on the managerial and organizational topics. IJMSIT develops a comprehensive and theoretical framework by using a multidisciplinary approach to management and information technology for researchers and practitioners.


Editor-in-chief: J. J. Ferreira, University of Beira Interior, Portugal, Email:
Published: Quarterly
Copyright: 2012, North American Institute of Science and Information Technology (NAISIT)
ISSN: ISSN 1923-0265 (Print) - ISSN 1923-0273 (Online) - ISSN 1923-0281 (CD-ROM)

SME Open Innovation implicating factors in different innovation phases
16 : Special Issue: ICIE 2014 ( 2015-06 )


The present study focuses on the open innovation impact factors on different phases of open innovation to create qualitative basis for quantitative research within SME-s. Study has been provided in three countries with different economies and cultures that were comparable by pair: Sweden and United Kingdom as representatives of nnovation-driven economy and Estonia and Sweden as representatives Northern European culture. The main factors like connection of the innovation processes with market  innovation manager’s personal capabilities and public sector innovation policy were identified by majority of experts in all three countries. Experts did not have common view about importance of the intellectual property commercialization capability for open innovation.

Author(s): Allan Lahi - Estonia - Estonian Business School
Tiit Elenurm - Estonia - Estonian Business School
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