"Chesbrough is not the first academic to grasp the superior economic value of intellectual over tangible property in today's economy. But he may be the one who has thought most deeply about its consequences for business." -- The Wall Street Journal, December 21, 2006
From the Back Cover
Hank Chesbrough's writings on open innovation are some of the most important, insightful ideas about innovation and creating new growth that have ever been written. This book is another crucial cornerstone in this body of understanding, explaining how executives can operate successfully in the new, open innovation landscape. I strongly recommend it for anyone concerned with innovation and growth.
--Clayton M. Christensen, Harvard Business School, author, The Innovator’s Dilemma
To develop and sustain business excellence, a company must continuously innovate in the very way it creates business value in the marketplace—its business model. To create the most value, the business model must become more open. Open Business Models shows how to create a more open business model, explains the barriers that may arise, and describes how to overcome them.
-- Dr. Irving Wladawsky-Berger, Vice President of Technical Strategy and Innovation, IBM
Innovation in the business model is one of the most profound ways to differentiate a business and turn the tables on competition. In Open Business Models, Henry Chesbrough rethinks the traditional approach to business from the ground up. This book should be read by anybody who wants to understand how to innovate in the 21st century global economy.
--Nathan Myhrvold, founder and CEO, Intellectual Ventures