Open Innovation: Insights from a Historical Case Study
The Crowdsourcing website posted an article which presents qualitative research from a historical case focusing on the ARPANET project. Re-considering the history of ARPANET as a vivid example of Open Innovation (OI), the article seeks to identify the capabilities the innovative organization should hold so as to develop OI projects. In particular, it shows that benefiting from openness in innovation entails that the innovative organization is capable of achieving the following tasks: to leverage complementarities between internal and external sources of innovation, to codify, capitalize and disseminate knowledge outcomes and to design and align product and organizations.
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