Solar System: A New Way to Model Online Communities for Open Innovation

  • Alberto FrancesconiEmail author
  • Riccardo Bonazzi
  • Claudia Dossena
Part of the Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation book series (LNISO, volume 2)


Online communities are becoming an important way to support innovation through an open approach. Knowledge shared in online communities can be explored and exploited through adequate absorptive capacities. The chapter explores which factors allow an assessment of a firm’s absorptive capacity to exploit an online community as a source of innovation.


Absorptive capacity Knowledge exploration and knowledge exploitation Open innovation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alberto Francesconi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Riccardo Bonazzi
    • 2
  • Claudia Dossena
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of EconomicsUniversity of PaviaPaviaItaly
  2. 2.HEC, Information Systems InstituteUniversity of LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

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