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June 2015Innovation Experiments: Researching Technical Advance, Knowledge Production and the Design of Supporting Institutions
with Karim R. Lakhani
in Innovation Policy and the Economy, Volume 16, Josh Lerner and Scott Stern, editors
This paper discusses several challenges in designing field experiments to better understand how organizational and institutional design shapes innovation outcomes and the production of knowledge. We proceed to describe the field experimental research program carried out by our Crowd Innovation Laboratory at Harvard University to clarify how we have attempted to address these research design challenges. This program has simultaneously solved important practical innovation problems for partner organizations, like NASA and Harvard Medical School, while contributing research advances, particularly in relation to innovation contests and tournaments.
April 2011The Confederacy of Heterogeneous Software Organizations and Heterogeneous Developers: Field Experimental Evidence on Sorting and Worker Effort
with Karim R. Lakhani
in The Rate and Direction of Inventive Activity Revisited, Josh Lerner and Scott Stern, editors

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