1 Department of Management, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University2 Centre for Organizational Renewal and Evolution (CORE), Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University3 Department of Management, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University4 Department of Management, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University
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