2020 年 9 巻 1 号 p. 120-125
The purpose of this research is to discuss new role of corporate R&D in theera of open innovation. From 1990’s many companies have started to reduce their investment in corporate R&D and seek for new ideas outside the company. In contrast, Hitachi has restructured their corporate R&D in 2011 and 2015 to strongly enhance the capability to collaborate with universities and research institutions. This paper clarifies key success factors for corporate R&Ds to acquire the collaboration capability and promote open innovation, through the analysis of Hitachi’s reorganization process.