Mastering Emergent Opportunities and Risks During Distributed Innovation
Edward G. Anderson
University of Texas at Austin - Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management
Boston University - Department of Operations and Technology Management
August 11, 2011
THE INNOVATION BUTTERFLY: MANAGING EMERGENT OPPORTUNITIES AND RISKS DURING DISTRIBUTED INNOVATION, Forthcoming
Innovation is a complex system, prone to emergent opportunities and risks. This article, which is the first chapter of a forthcoming book, overviews the causes of these emergent opportunities and risks. It also briefly describes the perspectives, tools, and leadership culture that are necessary to shape these complex systems in a manner beneficial to an innovation firm.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 40
Keywords: Distributed Product Development, Innovation, Management of Technology, Complexity, Integration
JEL Classification: M13, M14, O32, O33Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: October 20, 2011 ; Last revised: November 11, 2011
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