The management of knowledge communities in spaces of creativity and innovation: A variety of collaborative logics.

By Nicolas Aubouin, Ignasi Capdevila

Through a comparative study of collaboration forms within different spaces of creativity and innovation, this article proposes a grid of reading knowledge communities develops in connection with innovative spaces. Thus, three types of collaboration can be distinguished: collaboration focusing on an economic logic (cost reduction and the renewal of work logics), collaboration based on a utilitarian logic (sharing of resources and means of work) and collaboration centered on an altruistic logic (mutual help and gift economy). Each then highlights specific characteristics of each innovation space and opens reflection on the central issue of animation, or even the steering of communities around these three logics of collaboration. JEL Codes: O31, L26

  • Collaboration
  • Knowledge Communities
  • Innovation and Creativity Spaces
  • Case Studies
  • Typology
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