Open Innovation for Sustainability or Not: Literature Reviews of Global Research Trends
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Author/sPayán-Sánchez, Belén; Belmonte-Ureña, Luis Jesús; Plaza-Úbeda, José Antonio; Vazquez-Brust, Diego; Yakovleva, Natalia; [et al.]
The demand for innovative approaches applied to productive sectors is a reality present in the circular economy and open innovation is a relatively new concept that has revolutionized the literature about innovation management. Since the concept appeared in 2003, many articles have focused on its development and application. Although some studies have connected open innovation with sustainability, the relevance of this current on the global literature about open innovation is still unidentified. In this context, this paper tries to cover this gap with a bibliometric analysis focused on the evolution of the open innovation paradigm and the relevance of sustainability in this field of research. A sample of 3087 papers published between 2003 and 2019 in the Scopus database was obtained. The analysis revealed the main topics and the most prolific journals, authors, institutions, and countries, in terms of productivity, citations, and h-indexes. Besides of these contributions, keywords anal...