Making sense of open innovation

Tapio Koivisto, Katri Valkokari

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    This article reviews the progress, phases and turning points of the Open Innovation Learning Network Project, from the viewpoints of project evolution, organisation and sensemaking. The objective of the project was to generate and communicate information on the idea and nature of open innovation. Another aim was to support the adoption, utilisation and dissemination of open innovation methods and practices. This was to be achieved through networking and new, net-based media supporting horizontal interaction. The project strove to support open innovation practices, primarily amongst companies within the technology industry.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLinking Theory and Practice
    Subtitle of host publicationLearning Networks at the Service of Workplace Innovation
    EditorsTuomo Alasoini, Maarit Lahtonen, Nuppu Rouhiainen, Christina Sweins, Kiisa Hulkko-Nyman, Timo Spangar
    Place of PublicationHelsinki
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

    Publication series

    SeriesKansallinen työelämän kehittämisohjelma. Raportteja


    • open innovation
    • organising
    • sensemaking
    • reflectivity


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