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Entrepreneurial Innovation at Google

  • Patrick Copeland
  • Alberto Savoia
IEEE: Computer, vol. 0018-9162/11 (2011), pp. 7


Large organizations have enormous innovation potential at their disposal. However, the innovation actually realized in successful products and services is usually only a small fraction of that potential. The amount and type of innovation a company achieves are directly related to the way it approaches, fosters, selects, and funds innovation efforts. To maximize innovation and avoid the dilemmas that mature companies face, Google complements the time-proven model of topdown innovation with its own brand of entrepreneurial innovation.

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