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Society of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity (SOI)


With the recent emergence of the knowledge-based economy society and the open innovation paradigm, a new phenomenon is now occurring around knowledge and technology and thus, it is necessary to pay attention to the following two characteristics. First, the volume of knowledge increasingly gets far greater than that of the past. The postmodern capitalist society, which is faced with limits in the existing growth stage that is based on labor and capital, is desperately craving for new sources of economic growth. In other words, the innovative use of knowledge and technology is drawing fresh attention from people. The second characteristic worthy of attention is the exponential increase of circulation speed of knowledge. Because of this, various and complex phenomena that cannot be explained from the perspective of the existing economy theory are occurring in every corner of our society and economy. As such, industries and academic societies as well as big data fields are paying attention to the research activities that can suggest a new vision to the study of uncertainties and complexity systems.

Society of Open Innovation:
Technology, Market, and Complexity

Meanwhile, as the signs of social, economic, and political crises, such as growth without employment, trend of global conglomerate concentration, and increase of government’s role, are being brought to the fore, social stability is now facing a great problem because of the crisis of sustainable growth and job creation. Although countless entrepreneurs, scholars, as well as global societies, are expressing concerns for the severity of the crisis they are facing now, the active research of academic societies to improve the present situation is still insufficient.

In line with this, this society intends to develop the abilities to be able to react to “Postcapitalism”, the “Knowledge-based Economy”, and the “Complex Adaptive Economy System” academically through researches on “Open Innovation”, “Open Business Model”, “Collaborative Innovation”, and “Complex Adaptive System”. In addition, this society will try to help overcome the crisis of postcapitalism by constructing a global consulting network on open innovation as well as an open innovation platform that suggests alternatives that can be applied to enterprises and their actual innovation sites.

Main Activities

01 Journal (Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity)

Aims and Scope

Our journal initiative, Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity, focuses on an interdisciplinary research and theoretical, methodological, and applied work.It is especially dedicated to understanding economic, management, organizational, policy, and other critical issues occurring from science, technology, R&D, innovation, and markets.

The themes to be covered are as follows:

  • Open Innovation, User Innovation, Customer Innovation
  • Creative Economy & Policies, Economic Growth
  • Sustainable Firms, Entrepreneurship
  • Triple Helix, Industrial Dynamics, Complex Adaptive System, Evolutionary Change
  • Business Model Development, Innovative SMEs & Venture Firms
  • Knowledge Creation, Transfer, Exchange
  • Network Analysis
  • Interdisciplinary Analysis, Networks of research, University-Industry-Government Collaboration
  • Collaboration in Supply Chains
  • Knowledge Management, Intellectual Capital
  • National Innovation Systems, Regional Innovation Systems, Sectoral Innovation Systems, Corporate Innovation Systems, Technological Innovation Systems
  • Management of Technology
  • Self-organization to Economics, Chaos theory to Economics
  • Indicators on R&D, Innovation, and etc.


  • Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity (JOI) shall be published on an Open Access basis through the publishing company MDPI, allowing access from anyone in the world after paying 800 CHF(Swiss Francs)/ article by the author.
  • If needed, each journal article may be linked to this website to attract the support of article publication charge from the enterprises in need of consulting on the article contents, enabling open innovation through the medium of articles between the enterprises and the authors as the specific mentors and mentees.
02 Conference

SOI Conference

  • It shall be held every year in principle and shall be divided into two sessions: academy and business.
  • In the academy session, overall academic researches suitable for the purpose of this society shall be exchanged.
  • In the business session, open innovation cases and business model implementation cases shall be extensively presented by various companies. Furthermore, the role of the business session is expected to serve as a place in which commercializable knowledge and technology based on business models can be exchanged.

The 8th Knowledge Cities World Summit

  • Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) has successfully invited the 8th Knowledge Cities World Summit (KCWS) 2015, an international conference hosted every year by World Capital Institute (, which is a nonprofit organization. This society will host this conference in 2015 as a pilot project and will deal with various issues, such as innovation, knowledge-based development, city planning, and innovation-based corporate growth under the theme of “Open Innovation, Knowledge City, and Creative Economy”.


  • In principle, the society is operated with the voluntary motives of all members that constitute the society.
  • However, less than 15 directors that make up the board of directors (including the chairman and vice-chairman) and the heads of the 5 subcommittees shall make important decisions for efficient operation of the society.
  • The Conference of Open Innovation shall be regularly held every year. However, if suitable for the purpose of the society, conferences can be held jointly with other conferences or by inviting other conferences.