Implementing open innovation in procurement management

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Lehrstuhl für Betriebswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Technologie- und Innovationsmanagement
Bachelor; Master


This thesis centers around firms that use open innovation to integrate external knowledge and solve innovation challenges for both ideation and technical problem solving, e.g. through external open innovation intermediary platforms like NineSigma or internal innovation management approaches to channel and evaluate ideas from suppliers and start-ups. The thematic focus of the thesis can lie on necessary resources and capabilities to manage open innovation at the procurement interface, since these two functions are highly related in the B2B context. Students may rely on their firm contacts, e.g. during/after an internship.

Keywords: Implementing open innovation, procurement, innovation management