The purpose of this paper is to explore the ideological foundation of open innovation strategies and the open business model, which are appearing as new industrial paradigms based on information technology (IT).
First, this paper examined the ideological foundation of Deleuze, Whitehead, and Popper. Next, Taoism was scrutinized to discover concrete bases for open innovation.
Here, it was found that Taoism completely coincides with the logical basis of open innovation. The theory “the supreme good is like water” of Taoism means to vacate oneself and fill the space with others to create paradoxes, thereby filling oneself with a more creative method.
Taoism provides a way to present paradoxes through the idea of vacating and opening to reach a creative stage of leaving nature as it is.
This work was supported by the DGIST R&D Program of the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (15-IT).
Yun, J.J., Park, K., Yang, J. and Jung, W. (2016), "The philosophy of “open innovation”: Historical development of the philosophy of open innovation and its reflection from Taoism", Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management, Vol. 7 No. 2, pp. 134-153. https://doi.org/10.1108/JSTPM-08-2015-0030Download as .RIS
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