In the recent years a number of articles have focused on the open innovation paradigm and distinguished between different inter-organisational search strategies related to innovation performance. In this paper I rely on an in-depth case study in order to examine how it is possible to explore inter-organisational weak ties. A number of organisational practices that enable such open exploration are identified while the main argument points to the impact a general technological competence has on the potential to form boundary-spanning social relations and the related opportunity to exchange knowledge with diverse external actors.
Proceedings of the 10th International Cinet Conference, 2009
Sociale netværk; inter-organisatoriske netværk; åben innovation; social network; inter-organisational networks; open innovation
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10th International CINet Conference, Enhancing the Innovation Environment, 2009