Organizing for External Knowledge Sourcing

6 Pages Posted: 14 Oct 2011

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Massimo G. Colombo

Politecnico di Milano

Larissa Rabbiosi

Copenhagen Business School - Department of Strategic Management and Globalization

Toke Reichstein

Copenhagen Business School - Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics

Date Written: Autumn 2011

Abstract

The aim of this article is to provide an introduction to the special issue. We briefly consider the external knowledge sourcing and organizing for innovation literatures, which offer a background for the special issue, and we highlight their mutual dialogue. We then illustrate the main findings of the papers included in the special issue.

Keywords: external knowledge sourcing, distributed innovation, organizational practices, incentives and motivation, collaborations, alliances and acquisitions, absorptive capacity, intellectual property rights

Suggested Citation

Colombo, Massimo G. and Rabbiosi, Larissa and Reichstein, Toke, Organizing for External Knowledge Sourcing (Autumn 2011). European Management Review, Vol. 8, Issue 3, pp. 111-116, 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1943984 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1740-4762.2011.01018.x

Massimo G. Colombo (Contact Author)

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Larissa Rabbiosi

Copenhagen Business School - Department of Strategic Management and Globalization ( email )

Porcelænshaven 24
Frederiksberg, 2000
Denmark

Toke Reichstein

Copenhagen Business School - Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics ( email )

Kilevej 14A
Frederiksberg, 2000
Denmark

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