Joel West’s
Research on Open Innovation

Nearly all of Joel’s research is in the area of innovation and entrepreneurship. Since 2004, he has been working specifically on open innovation — the paradigm created by Henry Chesbrough’s 2003 book of the same name — and helped edit a 2006 academic book and a 2014 book that are published by Oxford University Press.

Unofficial copies of the paper are available by clicking on the title of the paper. Official copies (where copyright permits) can be reached by clicking on the DOI or by browsing the issue date.

See also the Open Innovation blog. the Open Innovation website and Joel’s research on intellectual property.


Joel West and Marcel Bogers, “Leveraging External Sources of Innovation: A Review of Research on Open Innovation,” Journal of Product Innovation Management, 31, 5 (August 2014). DOI: 10.1111/jpim.12125

Joel West, Ammon Salter, Wim Vanhaverbeke, Henry Chesbrough, “Open innovation: The next decade,” Special Issue on Open Innovation: New Insights and Evidence, Research Policy, 43, 5 (June 2014). DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2014.03.001

Marcus Perkmann and Joel West, “Open Science and Open Innovation: Sourcing Knowledge from Universities,” in Albert N. Link, Donald S. Siegel, and Mike Wright, eds., Chicago Handbook of University Technology Transfer and Academic Entrepreneurship, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014. ISBN: 978-0226178349. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2133397

Henry Chesbrough, Wim Vanhaverbeke and Joel West, eds., New Frontiers in Open Innovation, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Joel West, “Open Innovation: Learning from Alliance Research,” Chapter 1 in Refik Culpan, editor, Open Innovation Through Strategic Alliances, New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2014. ISBN: 1137398558

Marcel Bogers and Joel West, “Managing Distributed Innovation: Strategic Utilization of Open and User Innovation,” Creativity and Innovation Management, 21, 1 (March 2012): 61–75. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8691.2011.00622.x

Joel West, “Open Innovation,” in Barry Bayus, ed., Wiley International Encyclopedia of Marketing, Volume 5: New Product Development, Malden, Mass.: Blackwell-Wiley, 2011.

Joel West, “Policy Challenges of Open, Cumulative, and User Innovation,” Washington University Journal of Law & Policy 19 (2009): 17-41.

Joel West and Karim Lakhani, “Getting Clear About the Role of Communities in Open Innovation,” Industry & Innovation, 15, 2 (April 2008): 223-231. DOI: 10.1080/13662710802033734

Joel West, “Seeking Open Infrastructure: Contrasting Open Standards, Open Source and Open Innovation,” First Monday, 12, 6 (June 2007).

Joel West and Scott Gallagher, “Challenges of Open Innovation: The Paradox of Firm Investment in Open Source Software,” R&D Management, 36, 3 (June 2006): 315-328.

Henry Chesbrough, Wim Vanhaverbeke and Joel West, eds., Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Conference Papers

Marcel Bogers and Joel West, “Innovation creation and commercialization beyond the firm: A multi-level framework,” DRUID Society Conference 2014, Copenhagen, June 2014.

Joel West and Frank Piller, “Open Innovation, User Innovation and Co-Creation,” 11th International Open and User Innovation Workshop, Brighton, U.K., July 16, 2013.

Jonathan Sims and Joel West, “How Innovative are Innovation Communities and When Do Firms Care?” 10th International Open and User Innovation Workshop, Boston, July 31, 2012.

Marcel Bogers and Joel West, “Innovation Beyond the Firm: Integrating Distributed Perspectives on Innovation Creation and Commercialization,” Open Innovation: New Insights and Evidence Conference, Imperial College London, June 26, 2012.

Joel West and Marcel Bogers, “Profiting from External Innovation: A Review of Research on Open Innovation,” 9th International Open and User Innovation Workshop, Vienna, Austria, July 6, 2011.

Joel West and Marcel Bogers, “Contrasting Innovation Creation and Commercialization within Open, User and Cumulative Innovation,” Academy of Management conference, Montréal, August 10, 2010.

Joel West and Marcel Bogers, “User, Open and Cumulative Innovation,” Open and User Innovation Workshop (OUI 2009), Hamburg University of Technology, June 4, 2009.

Joel West and David Wood, “Managing Open Innovation Networks: Lessons from Mobile Phones,” 6th HBS-MIT User and Open Innovation Workshop, Harvard Business School, August 5, 2008.

Joel West and Scott Gallagher, “Open Innovation: The Paradox of Firm Investment in Open Source Software,” Western Academy of Management, Las Vegas, April 1, 2005.


Keynote Speeches

“Saving Lives Through Open Innovation,” 4th annual research retreat, Keck Graduate Institute, Claremont, California, January 18, 2013.

Keynote speaker, “Open Innovation – The International Perspective,” Open Innovation in the Greater EMR area, TTC - Top Technology Clusters, Aachen, Germany, June 28, 2012.

Keynote speaker, “Achieving competitive advantage through strategic openness,” 11th Annual MRT/PDMA International Congress on Open Innovation & Co-Development (CoDev 2012), San Diego, February 15, 2012.

“Profiting from External Innovation: A Review of Research on Open Innovation,” 2011 World Conference on Mass Customization, Personalization, and Co-Creation, San Francisco, November 18, 2011.

“Distributed Perspectives on Innovation: Open Innovation, User Innovation and Beyond,” New Forms of Collaborative Production and Innovation workshop, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, May 5, 2010.

“Open Innovation models: A view from Silicon Valley,” Seminario Innovacion Abierta = Conectando Conocimiento, Santiago, Chile, November 20, 2008.

“Policy Challenges of Open, Cumulative and Open Innovation,” Open-Source and Proprietary Models of Innovation: Beyond Ideology conference, Washington University School of Law, April 4, 2008.

“Managing Open Innovation Through Online Communities,” Managing Open Innovation through Online Communities track, European Academy of Management 2007 conference, May 17, 2007.

“Open Innovation: Why and How,” Conference on “Open Innovation – Enterprise Transformation,” Center for Paper Business & Industry Studies Sloan Foundation Industry Center, Georgia Institute of Technology, September 19, 2005.

Invited Lectures

Open Innovation Speaker Series, Center for Open Innovation, UC Berkeley,

Panel Discussions

Joel West, Jonathan Sims (organizers), Karim Lakhani, Christina Raasch, Sonali Shah, Georg von Krogh (presenters), Chris Tucci (discussant), “Innovation Communities and the Modern Firm: How Firms Shape Virtual Communities to their Advantage,” presenter symposium, Academy of Management conference, Philadelphia, August 2014.

Sohyeong Kim (organizer), Luigi Marengo, Raymond Miles, Charles Snow, David Teece (presenters), Joel West (discussant), “Innovation Ecosystems: Benefits, Challenges, and Structures,” presenter symposium, Academy of Management conference, Philadelphia, August 2014.

Ashish Arora, Todd Zenger, Joel West and Henry Sauermann (organizer), “Open Innovation: Multidisciplinary Perspectives and Opportunities for Future Research,” 10th Annual Atlanta Competitve Advantage Conference, May 23, 2013.

Joel West and Natalia Levina (organizers), “Harnessing external innovation sources: open innovation and crowdsourcing,” Industry Studies Association conference, Pittsburgh, June 2, 2011.

Holger Schiele, Frank Piller, Stephan M. Wagner and Joel West, “Open innovation with suppliers: research perspectives and strategic practices,” Academy of Management conference, professional development workshop, Montréal, August 7, 2010.

Marcel Bogers, Christopher Tucci (organizers), Allan Afuah, Lars Bo Jeppesen, Wim Vanhaverbeke, Joel West (presenters), Frank Piller (discussant), “User Innovation and Firm Boundaries: Organizing for Innovation by Users,” joint symposium, Technology and Innovation Management, Business Policy and Strategy and Organization & Management Theory divisions, Academy of Management conference, Anaheim, Calif., August 11, 2008.

Joel West, “Universities, Industry and Open Innovation,” Sixth Meeting of the University-Industry Demonstration Partnership, Irvine, Calif., July 1, 2008.

Joel West (organizer and discussant), Jens Frøslev Christensen, Kira Fabrizio, Keld Laursen, Wim Vanhaverbeke, “Open Innovation: Empirical Research on Locating and Incorporating External Innovations,” Academy of Management conference, All-Academy Symposium, Honolulu, August 9, 2005.

Henry Chesbrough, Wim Vanhaverbeke, Joel West, Ashish Arora, Jens Frøslev Christensen, Kwanghui Lim, Gina Markku Maula and Colarelli O’Connor, “Managing Open Innovation: A Research Agenda,” professional development workshop, Business Policy and Strategy and Technology and Innovation Management divisions, Academy of Management conference, New Orleans, La., August 7, 2004.

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