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Puzzle # 1 : How can community support innovation ?

  title={Puzzle # 1 : How can community support innovation ?},
  author={P. Adler},
  • P. Adler
  • Published 2015
  • The idea of community has lurked in various forms in organization studies since the field’s inception, but its recent prominence as a critical precondition for innovation makes urgent the resolution of two theoretical puzzles. Both puzzles can be stated in the terms suggested by Tönnies’ classic contrast of Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft, community and association. First, it is difficult to reconcile the idea that community is critical to innovation with the traditionalistic character of… CONTINUE READING

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