Title

There’s No “I” in Innovation

Keywords

Eric Dahlin, innovation, invention, organizational sociology

Abstract

While most think of innovation’s insights coming in a flash of inspiration, Eric Dahlin uses multidisciplinary research to show that advances, big and small, more often result from collaborative, incremental efforts. To understand and spur innovation, then, scholars and practitioners must abandon the romantic notion of the lonely genius in favor of the wisdom of the collective.

Original Publication Citation

Dahlin, Eric C. 2011. “There’s No ‘I’ in Innovation.” Contexts 4:22-27.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2011-11-14

Publisher

American Sociological Association

Language

English

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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