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By Francesca Ricciardi

In today’s networked economic system, each one association is an increasing number of formed by means of the method of its long term enterprise interactions. Innovation procedures can't be effectively designed and controlled except the advanced impacts of commercial networking on innovation tactics and innovation-related performances are truly understood. yet extant theories on company networks are fragmented, and every of them, taken singularly, presents purely partial or negative knowing of the affects of commercial networking on innovation performances. in keeping with qualitative examine on 3 exemplary worst practices and on specialist panel dialogue and validation, Francesca Ricciardi develops novel quantitative types during this theory-building paintings to provide an explanation for innovation performances in numerous interorganizational networks.

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On the basis of such literature, it can be stated that, in business network contexts, at least one of the following four conditions must come about to make long-term inter-firm fairness and/or cooperation emerge: 1. The first condition is the non-extemporary nature of interactions. 5). 2. The second condition is transparency. , 2006). 5). 3. The third condition is the sustainability of network size. , 2005). , 2006). 4. The fourth condition is the presence of regulatory institutions working at the network level, capable to detect and to punish opportunistic behaviors, in order to systematically make cooperative behaviors more rewarding, and opportunistic behaviors less rewarding.

3. What are the possible relationships between creativity and innovation in organizational settings? 4. How can we consistently explain the relationships between creativity and all its antecedents, and the relationship between creativity and successful innovation in organizational settings? Following this framework, a structured synthesis of and comments on the outcomes of the literature survey will be provided in the following sub-paragraphs. 1 What Is Creativity in Organizational Settings? My general impression, after the analysis of the retrieved writings, is that in several writings there is some difficulty in defining creativity in a way that is suitable for all creativity- 40 related phenomena in organizational settings.

The theories of creativity cited in literature were incapable of explaining this plethora of seemingly paradoxical outcomes. Then, in the second part of the Chapter, an integrated new theory of creative innovation is presented. This theory has been developed on the basis of some seminal writings on evolutionary dynamics. According to this theoretical view, successful innovation is made possible by refined homeostatic strategies that alternate opposing factors such as, for example, conformism and rebellion, optimism and pessimism, control and autonomy, rich resources and resource shortage, strong and loose network bonds.

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