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"Barry and Hansen have gathered an impressive array of contributors to speculate where the management and organization field might be headed. The Handbook offers refreshing and proactive insights that confront our assumptions about organizations and challenge us to expand our thinking and inquiry. It it must reading for anyone who seeks to understand how we look at, live in, and act on organizations."—Thomas G. Cummings, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern CaliforniaTen years ago critical theory and postmodernism were considered new and emerging theories in Business and Management. What will be the next new important theories to shape the field? In one edited volume, David Barry and Hans Hansen have commissioned new chapters that will allow readers to stay one step ahead of the latest thinking. Contributors draw on research and practice to introduce ideas that are considered 'fringe' and controversial today, but may be key theoretical contributions tomorrow. Each chapter sets these ideas in their historical context, lays out the key theoretical positions taken by each new approach and makes it clear why these approaches are different to more mainstream concepts. Throughout contributors refer to existing studies that show how these developing themes will change the Business and Management arena.Researchers, teachers and advanced students who are interested in the future of Business and Management scholarship will want to read this Handbook.

Researching the Private–Collective Innovation Model
Researching the private–collective innovation model

Innovation benefits firms, economies and societies. An innovation model explains why, and under what conditions, innovation is likely to occur and is, therefore, a central topic in management and organization research. There are currently three major innovation models (von Hippel and von Krogh, 2003). First, in the private model of innovation, innovators step forward and invest in process and product innovation if and when they can appropriate the financial returns from these investments. Intellectual property protection mechanisms, such as patents, copyrights and trade secrets, aid the innovator in collecting these benefits. Any uncompensated third-party access to the benefits from the innovation incurs losses for the innovator.

Second, in the collective-action model of innovation, innovators contribute to a ...

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