Learning and Innovation @ a Distance

An Empirical Investigation into the Benefits and Liabilities of Different Forms of Distance on Interactive Learning and Novelty Creation in German Biotechnology SMEs

  • Authors
  • Juliane¬†Hartig

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Juliane Hartig
    Pages 1-21
  3. Juliane Hartig
    Pages 137-143
  4. Juliane Hartig
    Pages 161-175
  5. Juliane Hartig
    Pages 177-281
  6. Juliane Hartig
    Pages 283-331
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    Pages 333-342
  8. Juliane Hartig
    Pages 343-347
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 349-410

About this book


Firms of all sizes increasingly face the need to participate in global innovation cooperation. Yet, the global dimension adds another layer of complexity to open innovation processes. Juliane Hartig develops a framework for different forms of distance and discusses their impact and partial interplay for interactive learning and innovation. Her empirical study draws on a sample of international cooperation projects by small and medium-sized firms from the German biotechnology sector Combining quantitative and qualitative research, she provides new insights and offers practitioners tools for the creation of proximity in order to derive the most from global cooperation.


Open Innovation Resource based view cooperation globalization internationalization

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Gabler Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 2011
  • Publisher Name Gabler
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-8349-3178-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-8349-6904-0
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