Back in 2003, Henry Chesbrough, then an assistant professor at Harvard
University, googled the phrase "Open Innovation" and found his search
"did not match any documents." Today, if you do the same search, you
will get over 3.3 million results. Indeed, open innovation, as a process
that makes more effective use of internal and external knowledge in
every organization, has become a new paradigm in our society and
economy. Chesbrough, with his foundational book published in 2003, has
become the father of open innovation.
On Monday, March 2, 2-3 pm, in Hornbake 2116, at the 6th meeting of the
iSchool Innovation & Entrepreneurship Reading Group, we will have the
opportunity to discuss Professor Chesbrough's recent reflective essay on
the past, present, and future of open innovation. We will untangle the
relationships between open innovation with phenomena such as open source
software, open data, open science, citizen science, crowdsourcing, and
intellectual property, considering the implications of open innovation
to the professional job market, entrepreneurship, and the nation's
research enterprise. Light, healthy refreshments will be provided.
On March 2, we will discuss the following article:
Chesbrough, H. W. "Open Innovation: Where We've Been and Where We're
Going," Research Technology Management (55:4), 2012, pp. 20-27,
available at: http://ter.ps/8gu
The iSchool Innovation & Entrepreneurship Reading Group
(ischool.umd.edu/innovation) aims to disseminate and advance knowledge
of innovation and entrepreneurship. In Spring 2015, we meet on Mondays,
2-3 pm to discuss classic and new articles on key issues in innovation
and entrepreneurship, in conjunction with INST 621: Managing Digital
Innovations in Organizations. All members (students, staff, and faculty)
of the UMD community are welcome to attend any session. This group is
sponsored by the Center for the Advanced Study of Communities and
Information (CASCI) and hosted by Dr. Ping Wang ([log in to unmask]). See our
full schedule at http://ischool.umd.edu/innovation .
Ping Wang, Ph.D.
University of Maryland, College Park