The key role of knowledge intermediaries in the co-managed Innovation

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The purpose of this paper is to investigate a business model that firms can adopt in order to manage the complexity of openness orientation in innovation development, outlining how open the innovation could be. The paper shows how knowledge intermediaries (KI) facilitate the intermediation between heterogeneous organizations that are characterized by relational proximity that is the base for reaching effective innovation. The research depicts how Knowledge Intermediaries reinforce the relationship’s DNA in an Epistemic Network founded on loyalty, engagement and commitment to improve the strength of a relationship made up by a shared vision and shared destiny.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Marketing Trends Conference
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventInternational Marketing Trends Conference 2015 - Paris
Duration: 23 Jan 201524 Jan 2015


ConferenceInternational Marketing Trends Conference 2015


  • business relationships
  • innovation


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