Paper info: Interventions to solve problems in networked innovation teams in a competitive environment
Interventions to solve problems in networked innovation teams in a competitive environment
Technical University Eindhoven and Delft
Place of Publication
The paper was published at the 35th IMP-conference in Paris, France in 2019.
To develop competitive products, services and systems, people from different organisations collaborate in teams. This is a well-known phenomenon to the IMP Group. Knowledge and expertise from different organisations is needed in such a networked innovation effort. In their inter-organisational collaboration, the team members have to deal with, for example, the different organisational ways of working, different organisational goals and different organisational hierarchies. Different studies reveal that these organisational differences cause problem situations in networked innovation projects. This study takes a design perspective on this phenomenon, meaning that we look at the process of networked innovation projects and use participatory research methods to find interventions to solve the problem situations. The outcome of our study is a set of nine interventions, to be used by innovation professionals to deal with problem situations.