Collaborative Innovation Networks

Building Adaptive and Resilient Organizations

  • Francesca Grippa
  • João Leitão
  • Julia Gluesing
  • Ken Riopelle
  • Peter Gloor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Entrepreneurship

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Beth Hadley, Peter A. Gloor, Stephanie L. Woerner, Yuhong Zhou
      Pages 3-14
    3. Yang Song, Matthäus P. Zylka, Peter A. Gloor
      Pages 49-61
  3. Healthcare

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Antonio Capodieci, Pascal Budner, Joscha Eirich, Peter Gloor, Luca Mainetti
      Pages 65-73
    3. Aleksandra Przegalinska, Leon Ciechanowski, Mikolaj Magnuski, Peter Gloor
      Pages 93-101
    4. Namino Sakama, Haruka Mori, Takashi Iba
      Pages 103-113
  4. Society and Culture

  5. Open Dialogue and Creativity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Masafumi Nagai, Takashi Iba
      Pages 211-222
    3. Takashi Iba, Masafumi Nagai, Tsuyoshi Ishida
      Pages 223-235
    4. Konomi Munakata, Shuichiro Ando, Takashi Iba
      Pages 237-244

About this book


This unique book reveals how Collaborative Innovation Networks (COINs) can be used to achieve resilience to change and external shocks. COINs, which consist of 'cyberteams' of motivated individuals, are self-organizing emergent social systems for coping with external change. The book describes how COINs enable resilience in healthcare, e.g. through teams of patients, family members, doctors and researchers to support patients with chronic diseases, or by reducing infant mortality by forming groups of mothers, social workers, doctors, and policymakers. It also examines COINs within large corporations and how they build resilience by forming, spontaneously and without intervention on the part of the management, to creatively respond to new risks and external threats. The expert contributions also discuss how COINs can benefit startups, offering new self-organizing forms of leadership in which all stakeholders collaborate to develop new products.


Organizational resilience Innovation cyberteams Innovation communities Industry resilience Domain-specific innovation Innovation network organization Social innovation Health business innovation Healthcare business Healthcare innovation

Editors and affiliations

  • Francesca Grippa
    • 1
  • João Leitão
    • 2
  • Julia Gluesing
    • 3
  • Ken Riopelle
    • 4
  • Peter Gloor
    • 5
  1. 1.Northeastern UniversityBostonUSA
  2. 2.University of Beira InteriorCovilhãPortugal
  3. 3.Industrial and Systems EngineeringWayne State UniversityDetroitUSA
  4. 4.Industrial and Systems EngineeringWayne State UniversityDetroitUSA
  5. 5.MIT Center for Collective IntelligenceMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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