TITLE

Managing Unsolicited Ideas for R&D

AUTHOR(S)
Alexy, Oliver; Criscuolo, Paola; Salter, Ammon
PUB. DATE
May 2012
SOURCE
California Management Review;Spring2012, Vol. 54 Issue 3, p116
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
Existing academic and popular literature suggests that unsolicited ideas, the non-contractual and voluntary submission of innovation-related information from external sources to the firm, offer the promise of a bountiful and low-cost tool to sustain and extend firms' R&D efforts. Yet, in practice, many organizations find it difficult to deal with unsolicited ideas because of high quantity, low quality, and the need to transfer IP ownership. This article identifies a range of practices that allow organizations to meet these challenges and therefore realize some of the potential of unsolicited ideas for R&D
ACCESSION #
75272912

 

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