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Collaboration for Innovation Networks: Towards a Reference Model

Abstract : Practitioners and scholars have argued that external collaboration has become fundamental to how organisations function. There is also an emerging rhetoric on the imperatives of innovation for competitiveness. This amplifies the relevance of innovation networks that allow partners to pool resources and share expertise. Consequently, an understanding of collaboration within these networks is crucial to better managing the complexities and uncertainties that underlie how organisations and individuals can collaborate to innovate. Along these lines, this paper has analysed the nature of collaboration in 12 real-world innovation networks with the aim of a developing a reference model. The analysis showed that in order to maintain resilience, the network design and orchestration in these networks are technology-oriented. In addition, the collaborative competencies and capabilities were found to be service-oriented to provide the mentoring, business support, technological, and scientific needs that underlie the formation of these innovation networks.
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Christopher Durugbo, Andrew Lyons. Collaboration for Innovation Networks: Towards a Reference Model. 16th Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises (PROVE), Oct 2015, Albi, France. pp.311-322, ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-24141-8_28⟩. ⟨hal-01437899⟩

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