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Organizing for External Knowledge Sourcing


Massimo G. Colombo, Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Via Lambuschini 4/b, Milan, Italy. E-mail:


The aim of this article is to provide an introduction to the special issue. We briefly consider the external knowledge sourcing and organizing for innovation literatures, which offer a background for the special issue, and we highlight their mutual dialogue. We then illustrate the main findings of the papers included in the special issue.