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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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Opening Organizations for Innovation

Opening Organizations for Innovation

(p.89) 6 Opening Organizations for Innovation
Leading Open Innovation

John Bessant

Bettina von Stamm

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This chapter examines tactics and strategies for finding innovative ideas shared among peer organizations. These include evaluating routines to support discontinuous innovation, sending out scouts to identify new ideas, exploring multiple futures or alternative goals, and using idea generators. This chapter also discusses the need to incorporate new ideas and opportunities into company routines and suggests that innovative leaders should work to prepare their organizations to absorb outside ideas.

Keywords:   innovative ideas, peer organizations, multiple futures, alternative goals, idea generators, company routines, innovative leaders, outside ideas

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