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Swarm Creativity: Competitive Advantage through Collaborative Innovation Networks

Peter A. Gloor


This book introduces a powerful new concept to the business world — Collaborative Innovation Networks (COINs). COINs have been around for hundreds of years, and many of us have already been a part of a COIN without knowing it. What makes COINs so relevant today is that the concept has reached its tipping point, thanks to the communication capabilities of the Internet and the World Wide Web. A COIN is a cyberteam of self-motivated people with a collective vision, enabled by technology to collaborate in achieving a common goal — an innovation — by sharing ideas, information, and work. Working t ... More

Keywords: Collaborative Innovation Network, COIN, COIN transformation, cyberteam, innovation engine

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195304121
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304121.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter A. Gloor, author
Center for Collective Intelligence, MIT Sloan School of Management
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