Open Collaboration for Innovation: Principles and Performance

  title={Open Collaboration for Innovation: Principles and Performance},
  author={Sheen S. Levine and Michael J. Prietula},
  booktitle={Organ. Sci.},
The principles of open collaboration for innovation and production, once distinctive to open source software, are now found in many other ventures. Some of these ventures are Internet based: for example, Wikipedia and online communities. Others are off-line: they are found in medicine, science, and everyday life. Such ventures have been affecting traditional firms and may represent a new organizational form. Despite the impact of such ventures, their operating principles and performance are not… 

Figures from this paper

The interplay between volunteers and firm’s employees in distributed innovation: emergent architectures and stigmergy in open source software

This paper focuses on the interplay between firms and open and collaborative innovation communities. We develop a formal model where both volunteers (agents setting their agendas freely) and firm’s

The dark side of Wikipedia: forms of power and resistance in open collaboration community

“The new capitalism” (Varaldo and Di Minin, 2009) is oriented towards a system based on the centrality of information and knowledge (knowledge-based economy) as distinct sources for the sustainable

Frontline knowledge networks in open collaboration models for service innovations

Service organizations often view customer-facing or frontline employees (FLEs) as sources of inimitable knowledge valuable for innovation. This is due to the experiential nature of service and subtle

Virtuous cycles: organizational dynamics of innovation and excellence

We live in a changed world. In times past many resources could be found in abundance: intellectual, financial, social and natural capital domains alike. Population growth was generally slow and total

Iterative Coordination and Innovation: Prioritizing Value over Novelty

An innovating organization faces the challenge of how to prioritize distinct goals of novelty and value, both of which underlie innovation. Popular practitioner frameworks like Agile management

Organizational Structure for Mass Collaboration and Learning

This study is conducted to review the organizational structures of 14 real examples of mass collaboration to be able to propose a general organizational structure for mass collaborative learning purpose.

The role of digital technologies in the innovation process

Innovation scholars and practitioners are discussing at length on the use of digital technologies in the innovation process of companies. Most of them have paid special attention on the use of

Citizen Innovation: Exploring the Responsibility Governance and Cooperative Mode of a “Post-Schumpeter” Paradigm

It has become a burgeoning trend for the innovation paradigm to shift from producer-dominant to non-producer centric. Based on a critical review of the non-producer innovation literature, we



Patterns of Open Innovation in Open Source Software

Models of open innovation offer the promise that firms can achieve a greater return on their innovative activities and their resulting intellectual property (IP). Open innovation models stress the

Open source software projects as user innovation networks

It is concluded that conditions favorable to user innovation networks are often present in the economy.

Open Source Software and the "Private-Collective" Innovation Model: Issues for Organization Science

It is proposed that open source software development is an exemplar of a compound "private-collective" model of innovation that contains elements of both the private investment and the collective action models and can offer society the "best of both worlds" under many conditions.

Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology

The information revolution has made for a radically more fluid knowledge environment, and the growth of venture capital has created inexorable pressure towards fast commercialisation of existing

Motivation, Governance, and the Viability of Hybrid Forms in Open Source Software Development

This paper inductively derives a framework for understanding participation from the perspective of the individual software developer based on data from two software communities with different governance structures.

Boundary Organizations: Enabling Collaboration among Unexpected Allies

Our research examines how parties challenging established social systems collaborate with defenders of those systems to achieve mutual goals. With field interviews and observations from four

How Do Product Users Influence Corporate Invention ?

The extensive academic literature on innovation has long recognized product users as a potentially important source of ideas. While prior work has primarily focused on understanding the unique