Document Type : Research Paper


Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Research Center, Department of Management, Semnan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Semnan, Iran


The aim of this study is providing a developed model for SMEs' in open innovation activities. In this regard, an appropriate model was defined by studying the literature. Then, after selecting a sample of 60 small and medium enterprises the data were collected by a questionnaire and were analyzed with the Smart PLS software. In the third stage, the relative importance of factors was tested from the perspective of 10 experts in the field of open innovation along with experienced managers of the small and medium enterprises with more than 15 years of work experience with the help of ANP and PROMETHEE methods. The results showed that these factors include the parameters: Product Characteristics, Inter-organizational Factors, and Environmental Factors. In addition, the most important factors include Product Characteristics. Finally, several implications were made such as changing the degree of SMEs' participation in open innovation activities over time according to continuous monitoring of these moderators.


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