Driving Open Business Innovation in Organizations

Katherine Mehr

The affirmation of the open economy and the exponential growth of knowledge radically changed production processes, forms of cooperation and competition, organizational structures and cultural models. The pressing challenges for the corporate world demand new managerial approaches based on holistic, rather than reductionist, models.

Open Business Innovation Leadership: The Emergence of the Stakeholder University, cowritten by Alessandro Margherita, Assistant Professor and Researcher in Business Engineering at the e-Business Management Section of Scuola Superiore ISUFI (University of Salento), addresses the need for federative models among companies and their public and private stakeholders. The Stakeholder University is presented as an emerging model that embeds all the perspectives driving towards open business innovation leadership of organizations.

Margherita discusses with Human Resources IQ the book’s holistic perspective to creating value providing practitioners and business strategists, academics and human resource managers with a conceptual framework and a set of guidelines for the development of human and social capital, as key processes to lead change in complex environments.