Opportunity Creation in Innovation Networks: Interactive Revealing Practices

Sirkka Jarvenpaa, Liisa Välikangas

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Innovating in networks with partners that have diverse knowledge is challenging. The challenges stem from the fact that the commonly used knowledge protection mechanisms often are neither available nor suitable in early stage exploratory collaborations. This article focuses on how company participants in heterogeneous industry networks share private knowledge while protecting firm-specific appropriation. We go beyond the prevailing strategic choice perspectives to discuss interactive revealing practices that sustain joint opportunity creation in the fragile phase of early network formation.
Original languageEnglish
Peer-reviewed scientific journalCalifornia Management Review
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)67-87
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article - refereed


  • 512 Business and Management
  • Innovation Management, Intellectual Property, Technology Management, Learning)
  • KOTA2014


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