Reflecting the emergence of new organizational forms and hybrid organizations, this edited collection explores the processes of exchange, collaboration and technological management that have changed organizational structures. By investigating the impact that inter-organizational collaboration can have on the production and implementation of ideas within new firms, this study contributes to the growing field of innovation and responds to the need for a greater understanding of renewed processes. The authors argue that collaborations need to go beyond existing practices to create emerging paths such as bricolage, experimentation, effectuation and learning. Drawing together a diverse body of literature on the internal dynamics that drive organizational change, Learning and Innovation in Hybrid Organizations presents multiple perspectives on combining organizational flexibility with learning and innovation, and provides implications for future practice.
Paolo Boccardelli is Professor at LUISS Guido Carli University and Dean of LUISS Business School. He is a member of the Lars Magnus Ericsson Foundation Scientific Committee and the Management Development Network (EFMD) Women in Business Schools research group.
Maria Carmela Annosi is Assistant Professor at the Management Studies Group of the School of Social Sciences at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. She has been a Visiting Scholar at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Netherlands and a Fellow in Management at LUISS Guido Carli University, Italy.
Federica Brunetta is Assistant Professor at the Department of Business and Management, LUISS Guido Carli University, Italy. Having been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, USA, her research interests include strategy and management of innovation.
Mats Magnusson is Professor of Product Innovation Engineering at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, and Permanent Visiting Professor at LUISS Business School, Italy. His research and teaching activities cover a range of topics in the fields of product development, R&D management, and innovation management.
1. Strategic and Organizational Insights on Learning and Innovation in Hybrid and 'New' Organizations; Maria Carmela Annosi, Federica Brunetta, Paolo Boccardelli and Mats Magnusson.- Part I. Innovation, Learning and Value Creation.- 2. Innovation and Value Creation in Business Ecosystems; Hassan Sherwani and Richard Tee.- 3. Towards a New Conceptualization of Work Experiences in Project-Based Organizations: The Case of Two Creative Industries; Francesca Vicentini and Luigi Nasta.- 4. Collaborative Spaces and Co-Working as Hybris Workspaces: Friends or Foes of Learning and Innovation?; Lucia Marchegiani and Gabriella Arcese.- 5. Investigating the Impact of Agile Methods on Learning and Innovation; Maria Carmela Annosi, Jens Hemphälä and Federica Brunetta.- Part II. Innovating: Structural and Strategic Issues.- 6. The Role of Networks for Innovation in Temporary and Project-Based Organizations; Federica Brunetta, Paolo Boccardelli and Andrea Lipparini.- 7. Project Social Capital in Biotech R&D: Configuration and Impact on Knowledge Development; Mats Magnussion, Daniele Mascia and Fausto Di Vincenzo.- 8. Professional Networks and the Diffusion of Medical Technologies: An Empirical Study on Robotic Surgery; Valentina Iacopino, Daniele Mascia, Alberto Monti and Americo Cicchetti.- Part III. Adapting Innovation and Learning to Strategic and Organizational Change.- 9. Between Sponge and Titanium Designing Micro and Macro Features for the Resilient Organization; Luca Giustiniano and Franca Cantoni.- 10. Issues of Control in Hybrid and 'New' Organizations; Maria Carmela Annosi and Federica Brunetta.- 11. Investigating the Impact of Agile Control Mechanisms on Learning in Scrum Teams; Maria Carmela Annosi, Antonella Martini and Mats Magnusson.- 12. Improviding Agility: Organizations as Structured-Extemporaneous Hybrids; Luca Giustiniano, Miguel Pina e Cunha, Pedro Neves and Armènio Rego.- 13. The Emergence of New Organization Designs from Self-Managed Team-Based Organizations; Maria Carmela Annosi, Luca Giustiniano, Federica Brunetta and Mats Magnusson.- 14. Lean Start-Up in Established Companies: Potentials and Challenges; René Chester Goduscheit .- 15. Lesson Learned, Implications and Summary of Future Avenues of Research; Federica Brunetta, Maria Carmela Annosi, Paolo Boccardelli and Mats Magnusson.