There’s No “I” in Innovation
Eric Dahlin, innovation, invention, organizational sociology
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.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Dahlin, Eric C., "There’s No “I” in Innovation" (2011). Faculty Publications. 2687.
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