A conceptual review of the higher education system based on open innovation (OI) perspectives

Amalia Elena Mochnacs, Speranta Pirciog, Throstur Olaf Sigurjonsson, Adriana Grigorescu*

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The open innovation paradigm has evolved from its incipient form, namely Schumpeter’s new production function from 1912, to the current context of a global network of societies, including virtual communities that produce innovative ideas and industry applications through knowledge transfer. The role of industry-university cooperation and networks is widely recognized within the current academic approach. However, the context of higher education, its characteristics, and business application are not thoroughly explained from the Open Innovation (OI) perspective. The debate and further understanding of OI, industry-university cooperation, and the accurate application of academic knowledge to the business world and society are academics’ main concerns nowadays, our research being a beginning step. The research objective is to present the evolution of the innovation concept from the higher education perspective through a qualitative review of existing studies. The contribution of this paper is linked to the proposed higher education service life cycle framework for academics based on the current needs for innovation, accessibility, and global integration.

Original languageEnglish
Article number423
JournalHumanities and Social Sciences Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2024

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