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Knowledge Integration and Open Innovation in the Brazilian Cosmetics Industry




© Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Facultad de Economía y Negocios. This article is based on a thesis that examined open innovation in the Brazilian cosmetics sector and 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 the 3rd position in the world´s ranking and this industry is under researched. A cross-case comparison is used.


Celadon, K. L., & Celadon, K. L. (2014). Knowledge Integration and Open Innovation in the Brazilian Cosmetics Industry. Journal of Technology Management and Innovation, 9(3), 34-50.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 19, 2014
Publication Date Jan 1, 2014
Journal Journal of Technology Management and Innovation
Print ISSN 0718-2724
Electronic ISSN 0718-2724
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 9
Issue 3
Pages 34-50
Keywords knowledge integration, open innovation
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