TITLE

Finding the Next Edison

AUTHOR(S)
THOMPSON, DEREK
PUB. DATE
January 2014
SOURCE
Atlantic;Jan/Feb2014, Vol. 313 Issue 1, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article looks at how business enterprises can enlist the services of outsiders to solve complex problems or develop new innovations, noting that such individuals' lack of expertise can be advantageous. Details are provided on research by business scholars Karim Lakhani and Lars Bo Jeppsesn which found that interdisciplinary expertise, or the ability to relate different subjects, can be used in problem solving and inventing. Idea competitions sponsored by businesses are examined.
ACCESSION #
93454401

 

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