Open Innovation Practices in Strategic Partnerships of Cloud Computing Providers


  • Ana Clara Cândido Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Department of Information Science (CIN), Florianópolis - SC, Brazil - Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Science (CICS.NOVA)
  • Cristina Paixão de Sousa Univ Portucalense, Research on Economics, Management and Information Technologies – REMIT & Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), DINAMIA’CET-IUL



Innovation Management, Open Innovation, Collaboration, Cloud computing Providers.


The open innovation states that companies can and must use the available resources outside their boundaries. This combination of ideas aligned to the internal and external technologies are crucial to reach a leadership position. The present study aims to identify the practices of open innovation along the partnerships between providers of Cloud Computing. Social Network Analysis were used in the research. Data was collected through questionnaires secondary sources. The companies were asked to identify their strategic partnerships and to identify and characterize the practices of Open Innovation they actually use. Of the 26 strategic partnerships mentioned, only 11 were characterized as practices of the Open Innovation.


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Cândido, A. C., & Sousa, C. P. de. (2017). Open Innovation Practices in Strategic Partnerships of Cloud Computing Providers. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, 12(2), 59–67.



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