Open Innovation Process via Technology Transfer and Organizational Innovation
Purpose: The main aim of the paper is to determine the relationship between technology transfer as a part of open innovation process on organizational innovation in surveyed firms, what has been investigated empirically. Design/Methodology/Approach: The study is based on a survey on firms (n=100) located in Poland. The research model defines the relationship between technology transfer and organizational innovation in the enterprises has been developed. The survey uses the multi stepwise regression modelling. Findings: The surveys has determined the positive relationship between technology transfer and organizational innovations of researched firms. A strong direct effect on surveyed firm’s organizational innovations have different channels of material and non-material technology transfer as well as coopetition for innovation. Practical implications: From the practical point of view it is important that practitioners as managers should invest more effort in innovation activity connected with software development in their companies and coopetition, firstly started from cooperation with the research centers and universities for innovation, based on common innovation projects. Originality/Value: Regarding its methodology, this survey is one of the first studies examining the relationship between technology transfer and technological innovation of firms based on individual-level data and according to the theory. This findings suggest that measurement of technology transfer and its specific channels should be developed further as it is important in firm competitiveness and innovativeness level of firms.