Chapter 4. Innovation by Alliance: Reconsidering Innovation Collaboration


“[T]here have been dozens of consortiums that have come and gone in the past 30 years and there isn't a single one that has been successful.”

 --Palm Inc. Executive

Licensing wasn't the only way to expand the boundaries of innovation. For many R&D and commercialization purposes, alliances seemed a more promising and less passive option. Accordingly, the concept and practice of innovation collaboration expanded dramatically during the past decade. Alliances were offered as a solution to a host of emerging innovation challenges.[1] Basic research partnerships, as well as many other types of development-stage joint ventures and more encompassing and elaborate consortia, all ...

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