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Anne Sigismund Huff, Kathrin M. Moslein, and Ralf Reichwald

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780262018494

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262018494.001.0001

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Cooperation for Innovation

Cooperation for Innovation

Chapter:
(p.105) 7 Cooperation for Innovation
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Leading Open Innovation
Author(s):

Lynda Gratton

Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262018494.003.0141

This chapter examines how internal exchange of information supports open innovation (OI). It discusses the result of a study showing a high correlation between cooperation within a group and knowledge transfer across group boundaries and that the smartest contributors to OI projects have strong external contacts. It also suggests that project leaders should establish organizational boundaries to protect valuable data and create projects that ignite the latent energy for cooperation found in every organization.

Keywords:   exchange of information, open innovation, knowledge transfer, external contacts, organizational boundaries, cooperation

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