Did Boeing Go Too Far In Open Innovation?

We’re all gung-ho these days on open innovation, taking down the internal corporate walls, blowing up the NIH, Not Invented Here, culture and globalizing. But Boeing is sending us a serious message about the pitfalls of managing open innovation by buying back control of the assembly of its new 787. Boeing has been having big delays in assembling the new Dreamliner, mostly because it can’t control the subcontractors involved.

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