Action Items this Week
- Visit the forum and respond to the question for week 5.
- Get those journal article reviews submitted (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Read for Next Week:
- Estonia: A Model for eGovernment (Available through Stella)
Institutional and technological determinants of civil e-Participation: Solo or duet? (Available through Stella)
Here is a copy of the lecture slide deck for 5 – 29 Oct 2015 Open Innovation.
This week we explored the concept of open innovation. How does it differ from traditional innovation and what examples can we explore to appreciate its dynamics? Is it related to Open Source and Free Software as we have been discussing over the past weeks? Is it feasible and can we measure its impact?
Please take a look at the following video presentations.
Don Tapscott – 4 Principles for the Open World (2012)
We met Don a few weeks back and although we’ll meet a couple others shortly, let’s let Don to share a few more thoughts on Open Innovation – in a really down to earth way. Note the whole open theme forming.
The second presentation comes from Eric von Hippel. This is an intriguing and a little more academic discussion exploring the economics of innovation. Please take a watch of:
Eric von Hippel – Paradigm Shifts in Innovation (2009)
Eric von Hippel is an economist and a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, specializing in the nature and economics of distributed and open innovation. He is best known for his work developing the concept of user innovation – that end-users, rather than manufacturers, are responsible for a large amount of innovation. In order to describe this phenomenon, he introduced the term lead user in 1986. von Hippel’s work has applications in business strategy and free/open source software (FOSS) and von Hippel is one of the most highly cited social scientists writing on FOSS.
Finally meet Charles Leadbetter – The Era of Open Innovation (2008)
Charles Leadbeater’s theories on innovation have compelled some of the world’s largest organizations to rethink their strategies. A financial journalist turned innovation consultant (for clients ranging from the British government to Microsoft), Leadbeater noticed the rise of “pro-ams” — passionate amateurs who act like professionals, making breakthrough discoveries in many fields, from software to astronomy to kite-surfing.
There is no reading this week. It’s just watching. There is an intriguing piece but I am leaving it entirely as a ‘bonus’ piece. I like the concept of Open Innovation and am happy to explore it further, but the above videos will give you a very good scope and scan of the parameters.
Here’s the bonus in case you wish to pursue:
- Reihardt et al. (2010) – Stiff Structures for loose Folks: A Platform for an Open Innovation Community
Question for forum discussion
Open Innovation holds great promise (feel free to agree or disagree) and you’ll see much discussion about Open Innovation 2.0 and even 3.0. Our own Martin Curley, Director of Intel Europe is an OI champion and is pushing the concept of OI 2.0 to more broadly involve a wider number of stakeholder groups to create an innovation ecosystem. Exploring the concept of open innovation and the Dublin Declaration as defined (http://www.slideshare.net/DCSF/martin-curley-closing-final) is this a purely aspirational initiative or can we measure the success of open innovation in its 2.0 conceptualisation?