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Featured Story Open Innovation: New Insights and Evidence The journal Social Policy posted a special issue on open innovation. The issue, “Open Innovation: New Insights and Evidence,” features the articles “Open Innovation, the Next Decade,” by Joel West, Ammon Salter, Wim Vanhaverbeke, Henry Chesbrough; “Managing Open Innovation Projects” by Jingshu Du, Bart Leten, Wim Comments Off • Read this story » Other Headlines

Open Services Innovation Section » Open Services Innovation Open Innovation: Key Competitive Factor for Banks The website reports that the potential that open innovation yields for banks has been captured in a new study released by GFT, a leading international IT solutions providers to the financial sector. It’s increasingly important for financial institutions to differentiate themselves with innovative products and services–including Comments Off • Read this story » More Articles Intro : Imagination: Creating the Future of Education & Work The creative adult is the child who has survived - Ursula Le Guin RSA Animate – Changing Education Paradigms In February 2011, every teacher in Providence, Rhode Island was pink slipped. Not all 1,926 of them will get fired, of course, but with the district facing a $40 million deficit, anything is possible. The district says it needs flexibility, just in case, but to some, the move invokes the terrible surprise of Pearl Harbor.

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Open Innovation and Getting Things Right Last month I had the opportunity to attend the annual meeting of the Academy of Management (AoM). The Academy is the global professional organization for business academics, so the annual meeting draws attendees from business schools all over the world. I’ve typically been too busy to travel to the annual meetings, but luckily for me, this year it was held in Boston, so I was able to spend a couple days attending some of the sessions. One of the sessions I was able to attend was an excellent panel on open innovation featuring Allan Afuah from Carnegie Mellon, Karim Lakhani and Michael Tushman from HBS, and Todd Zenger from Washington University of St. Louis. It was really, truly great.

Open Innovation Open Innovation Innovation and entrepreneurship are at the heart of "creative destruction". In his book, Open Innovation, Henry Chesbrough describes a new paradigm of open innovation that is in contrast to the traditional closed model. To understand open innovation, it is worthwhile to review the older model of closed innovation. The Closed Innovation Model

What are Open Educational Resources There is no one, standard definition of Open Educational Resources. However, the following broad definition of OERs from OER Commons seems to be generally accepted by the community: Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that are freely available online for everyone to use, whether you are an instructor, student or self-learner. Examples of OER include: full courses, course modules, syllabi, lectures, homework assignments, quizzes, lab and classroom activities, pedagogical materials, games, simulations, and many more resources contained in digital media collections from around the world. OERs exist within a wider 'Open' movement and context, explored below. The Open Movement

Henry Chesbrough_OI Community Section » Henry Chesbrough Why Internal Ventures are Different From External Startups The Huffington Post website posted an article by Henry Chesbrough in which he noted that the question of how corporations can be more innovative is one he has wrestled with for a long time. Recently, Steve Blank, Alexander Osterwalder and Chesbrough have started sharing notes, ideas and insights on this problem. In this post, Chesbrough shares some

James Burke: Connections Connections explores an Alternative View of Change (the subtitle of the series) that rejects the conventional linear and teleological view of historical progress. Burke contends that one cannot consider the development of any particular piece of the modern world in isolation. Rather, the entire gestalt of the modern world is the result of a web of interconnected events, each one consisting of a person or group acting for reasons of their own (e.g., profit, curiosity, religious) motivations with no concept of the final, modern result of what either their or their contemporaries' actions finally led to. The interplay of the results of these isolated events is what drives history and innovation, and is also the main focus of the series and its sequels. Connections (1978)