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How Disclosure Policies Impact Search in Open Innovation
Karim R. Lakhani, Lumry Family Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School
Most of society’s innovation systems–academic science, the patent system, open source, etc.–are “open” in the sense they are designed to facilitate knowledge disclosures amongst innovators. An essential difference across innovation systems, however, is whether disclosures take place only after final innovations are completed or whether disclosures relate to intermediate solutions and advances.