Open Innovation Models and the Role of Knowledge Brokers

In this article, published in the Inside Knowledge magazine of March 2008 (, Milton Correia de Sousa introduces de concept of knowledge brokers and how these can increase the effectiveness of open innovation processes. The article starts by explaining how the movement from internal R&D to external connect and develop opens the door to companies – large and small – to reach beyond their core competencies to remain competitive in an increasingly complex, uncertain and changing environment. The article further explains how knowledge brokers can act as intelligent change agents that stimulate innovation while keeping focus and creating momentum for action. The article provides also some examples and a case report.


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