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Open innovation and knowledge integration. A comparative study in the cosmetics sector in Brazil

Celadon, K L

Authors

K L Celadon Kleber.Celadon@uwe.ac.uk



Abstract

This article is based on a PhD thesis that examined open innovation in the Brazilian cosmetics sector
a nd its relationship with knowledge integration, comparing less open and more open firms. The ability to
integrate knowledge is related to competitive advantage, and this study sheds light onto OI at each different
firm. The main findings show that, different levels of openness in innovation, demand firm-specific mechanism
for KI. Also, openness increases complexity in management. The understanding of how firms select their
knowledge for appropriation and differentiation is also considered. The Brazilian cosmetics market was chosen
because it occupies th

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Sep 30, 2014
Journal International Journal of Enhanced Science, Technology and Engineering Research
Print ISSN 2319-7463
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 3
Issue 9
Pages 66-70
APA6 Citation Celadon, K. L. (2014). Open innovation and knowledge integration. A comparative study in the cosmetics sector in Brazil. International journal of enhanced research in science technology and engineering, 3(9), 66-70
Keywords cross-case, knowledge integration, open innovation, cosmetics
Publisher URL http://www.erpublications.com/our-journals-dtl-pdf.php?pid=1&id=100


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