Tag Archives: Henry Chesbrough

Five Barriers to Adopting Open Innovation and How to Overcome Them

(This piece was originally posted to the HeroX blog) A friend of mine, an innovation consultant, likes to joke: “Innovation is simple…but not easy.” The same can be said about open innovation. Henry Chesbrough, who introduced the concept of open innovation … Continue reading

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Does the Term “Closed Innovation” Still Have Meaning?

(This piece was originally posted to the HeroX blog) Remember the famed Bell Labs, once a powerful R&D center for the telecommunication equipment company Lucent Technologies (acquired by Nokia in 2016)? Bell Labs’ researchers are credited with the development of radio … Continue reading

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A map of open innovation practices

A problem that I see with the current literature on open innovation is that while focusing predominantly on theoretical aspects of the concept (value proposition, strategic alignments, governance and management, human capital and culture), it pays little attention to the … Continue reading

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A Performance Paradox: Why Is Crowdsourcing So Seldom Used?

Call it a performance paradox: while being an effective innovation tool, crowdsourcing is seldom used by organizations. A fresh example of this paradox came in the recent Gartner 2016 CIO Agenda Report (highlighted in a June 27, 2016 Forbes article). … Continue reading

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Has Crowdsourcing Become A Mainstream Innovation Tool?

(This post originally appeared on Innovation Excellence) Given the level of excitement the concept of Open Innovation has caused in the media in recent years, one would assume that this approach has become a common tool used by organizations to achieve … Continue reading

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