Marcel Bogers, Alexander Brem, Trine Heinemann, and Elena Tavella
Innovation processes increasingly rely on the collaboration between different stakeholders across various boundaries, including functional, hierarchical and organizational boundaries. Such boundary-crossing collaborations rely on different mechanisms, activities and boundary objects. In this paper, we explore the role of one such mechanism, namely humor, which consists of a humorous stimulus and reaction, in collaborative innovation processes. Humor might shape those processes as it affects the social positions of and relationships between individuals. The occurrence ...