Main obstacles to OI

Innovation and especially Open Innovation face additional obstacles when it comes to developing countries.

First, SMEs in developing countries have very limited resources for research & development activities.

Second, SMEs in developing countries usually have no knowledge or resources to establish and maintain network that is neccessary for open innovation.

Trhird, developing countries often have poor legislation context, and good legislation is important for complex and delicate issues such as intellectual property protection, profit sharing and liability status.

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