This edited volume must be the result of some academic conference, now almost ten years ago. It deals with Open Innovation (Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating And Profiting from Technology) mostly from a research perspective. So this book is really aimed at researchers. By reading this book you get a feel for the different kind of research that is done in this area. Most of it fall under management of technology/innovation as opposed to product development (if you're familiar with that academic distinction). I normally don't like edited volumes at all, but in this case I can make an exception. Probably because this is a new field of inquiry.