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Joel West is professor of innovation & entrepreneurship at the Keck Graduate Institute School of Applied Life Sciences, after holding a similar position at the San Jose State University College of Business. His research on open innovation includes co-editing both Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm (Oxford, 2006) and a 2014 special issue of Research Policy; he also created and edits the Open Innovation blog ( Other research has examined firm platform strategies in open source software and mobile telecommunications. He has published articles in Industry & Innovation, Information Systems Research, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of Technology Transfer, R&D Management, Research Policy and Telecommunications Policy, among other journals. He has a Ph.D. from UC Irvine, an S.B. from M.I.T. and more than 20 years' experience in the software industry.

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