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Insourcing Creativity with Listening Posts in Decentralized Firms in

abstract Technological listening posts as a means of technological knowledge sourcing were observed to be a widespread empirical phenomenon in centres of technological excellence and innovation clusters. Our research is based on 55 semi-structured interviews with 12 technology-intensive companies and 6 benchmarking-workshops on external knowledge sourcing with 11 companies. We reveal three archetypes of listening posts: trend scout, technology outpost and matchmaker. We describe their respective mission, organizational structure and critical success factors. Each type is illustrated with case studies.
   
type journal paper
   
keywords
   
language English
kind of paper journal article
date of appearance 1-3-2004
journal Creativity and Innovation Management
publisher Willey-Blackwell (Oxford)
ISSN 0963-1690
ISSN (online) 1467-8691
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8691.2004.00289.x
volume of journal 13
number of issue 1
page(s) 3-14
review double-blind review
   
citation Gassmann, O., & Gaso, B. (2004). Insourcing Creativity with Listening Posts in Decentralized Firms in. Creativity and Innovation Management, 13(1), 3-14, DOI:10.1111/j.1467-8691.2004.00289.x.