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European versus American innovation

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Jeffrey Phillips of the software and services innovation consultancy OVO recently explored the similarities and differences between innovation in Europe and in the US.

“What became clear is that while firms on both continents are seeking to become more innovative, their methods and approaches are relatively different.”

According to Phillips, “Europe has a more collegial, collaborative approach to innovation”, whereas the US innovator seems more likely to try to “go it alone”.

He then explores what the implications of this are in a time when participation and co-creation are increasingly valued.

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