The Institute of Management of the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies – Pisa, with whom we have been linked for years of partnerships, studies and describes our innovation process as an open and familiar enterprise.
The paper, published in the Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. 21 Issue: 6, aims to shed light on how family firms execute open innovation strategies by managing internal and external knowledge flows.
Moving from the barriers to the acquisition and transfer of knowledge in open innovation processes, the paper presents and discusses the results of an exploratory case study on our enterprise, focusing on how we overcame these barriers: labelled imprinting and fraternization, two capabilities characterizing family firms, are the ‘secret’ which permeates our daily work.
Innovation is a consequence.