|Book Series (74)||
|ISBN-13 (Hard Copy)||9783736998704|
|Lamination of Cover||matt|
|Book Series||Audi Dissertationsreihe|
|Keywords||external knowledge sourcing, open innovation, corporate entrepreneurship, corporate-startup relationships, asymmetric partnerships, supplier integration, idea quality, fuzzy front end, search strategies, radical innovation capability, organizational learning, strategic sourcing, innovation, startups, corporations|
As digitalization has caused major changes within various traditional industries, firms are forced to explore new technological paths and access knowledge beyond their boundaries. This dissertation focuses on knowledge provided by startups. Besides introducing search approaches and successful search strategies to identify startups, this work also provides insights into how corporations may become attractive partners for startups. In addition, the quality of startup ideas is compared with ideas originating from established suppliers. Finally, this dissertation examines the implications of engaging with startups.