The Principles of Distributed Innovation
Karim R. Lakhani
Harvard Business School - Technology and Operations Management Group; Harvard University - Berkman Center for Internet & Society; Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science
Jill A. Panetta
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization Summer, Vol. 2, No. 3, 2007
The Berkman Center for Internet and Society Research Paper No. 2007-7
Distributed innovation systems are an approach to organizing for innovation that seems to meet the challenge of accessing knowledge that resides outside the boundaries of any one organization. We provide an overview of distributed innovation systems that are achieving success in three different industries. We explore why people participate, the organizing principles of production, and the implications for intellectual property policy. Finally, the potential extensions and limitations of this alternative model of innovation are considered.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 18
Keywords: distributed innovation, intellectual property policy, principles
Date posted: October 15, 2007
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