Category Archives: controversy/tension/friction

Power games in industrial networks

The most nerdy activity of academia is publishing papers, and the joy of having a paper accepted by a good journal is difficult to share with people outside the trade. Anyway, a couple of weeks ago we had a paper … Continue reading

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The two kinds of knowledge (the innovation conflict)

I am in the final phase of writing a textbook in Technology Entrepreneurship together with my good Irish colleagues Natasha Evers and James Cunningham. It will be published by Palgrave Macmillan this fall. Here is an excerpt from the chapter … Continue reading

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Conflict and creativity

Could someone please investigate the relationship between level of frictions among teams and their ability to solve complex tasks? Or perhaps someone have done it already? I should do a literature search on this.  My suggestion is that conflict is … Continue reading

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Alternative explanations to innovation success

All too long since updating the blog, but the moving from Oslo to Berkeley together with wife and four kids, and then handling all the bureaucracy and other things in this place where we will spend the next year has … Continue reading

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Learning beyond comfort zones

Together with my colleague, Bjørn Erik Mørk, I will next week facilitate a workshop on how to teach management students about  learning at the 2011 Conference for Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities (OLKC). In other words, we try to turn … Continue reading

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On controversy and innovation process

Why do innovations tend to ‘explode’ into multiple versions when inventors seek to realize them? Why do most innovators seem to promise too much certainty about the future? And why is it so hard for innovations to succeed in finding … Continue reading

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