Factors influence on open innovation in digital entrepreneurship1

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Management and Accounting, College of Farabi, University of Tehran, Iran

2 Faculty of Management and Accounting, College of Farabi, University of Tehran, Iran


According to digital entrrepreneurship growth and efficiency of open innovation and moreover a lack of systematic literature research in this regard, it is crucial to know what factors influence on open innovation in digital entrepreneurship context, particularly from researchers’ and practitioners’ perspectives. The study is applied research from the purpose perspective and descriptive-survey from data collection perspective. This qualitative research has conducted in two phases; First phase is Meta synthesis method and the data collection tools are previous document including 43 study and analysed through open coding. In the second phase, the interview protocol was made according to first phase findings. Subsequently the factors influencing open innovation in digital entrepreneurship particularly in Iran were identified. The second phase statistical society are digital entrepreneurship practitioners which has been interviewed with 10 person and data analysed through open, axial and selective coding. As an outcome of the two phases, we have achieved four factors, including the environment, individual characteristics, business capabilities and strategic activities and their indicators.


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