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Open Innovation's Next Challenge: Itself - John Hagel III and John Seely Brown by John Hagel III, John Seely Brown and Lang Davison | 10:43 AM February 4, 2010 Let’s face it. Executives are under a lot of pressure to follow the latest management trends. Columbia business school professor Eric Abrahamson, who has written about the diffusion of managerial innovations, calls this the “norm of progressivity”: the expectation that you either follow the latest management innovations — even if they later prove misguided — or suffer a diminished reputation among your peers, the press, and your shareholders.

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