IJIMT 2017 Vol.8(4): 265-271 ISSN: 2010-0248
doi: 10.18178/ijimt.2017.8.4.739

Culture Clash Unleashing Creativity in the Innovation Process: Managing Collaborative Innovation

Paul M. Lane
Abstract— Culture Clash comes about when trying to bring faculty and students from different disciplines together to work on interdisciplinary innovation projects. In this case study, the professors tried to combine teams from four very different disciplines into one functional unit. Each team had four students; one from a design program, one from engineering, an honors business student and an honors student in some other discipline, a “wildcard.” In each case, the students come from a college with its own strong culture.

Index Terms— Collaborative innovation, corporate clients and mentors, interdisciplinary student teams, and multi-disciplinary faculty.

P. M. Lane is with the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University. Allendale, Michigan 49401, USA (e-mail: lanepa@gvsu.edu).

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Cite: Paul M. Lane, " Culture Clash Unleashing Creativity in the Innovation Process: Managing Collaborative Innovation," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 265-271, 2017.

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