Distributed innovation refers to an innovation form, namely a dominant firm selects an innovation task and does knowledge sharing and integration through the connection with other organizations distributed all over the world to realize the new innovation target．A growing number of theory and practice show that the implementation of distributed innovation can help enterprises to obtain the resources across geographical and organizational boundaries,so as to build competitive advantages in the increasingly competitive business environment．Firstly,it sorts out the related research from technology innovation,resource-based view,innovation network,and knowledge management perspectives．Secondly,it compares the research from different perspectives,summarizes the differences and explores the relationship among different perspectives．Finally,according to the shortcomings of the existing research,it puts forward a development trend for future research on distributed innovation．
A Literature Review of Distributed Innovation Theory
Foreign Economics & Management Vol. 38, Issue 05, pp. 32 - 43 (2016) DOI:10.16538/j.cnki.fem.2016.05.003
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Xu Guojun, Yang Jianjun, Zhang Feng. A Literature Review of Distributed Innovation Theory[J]. Foreign Economics & Management, 2016, 38(5): 32–43.
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