Skunk Works

Andrea Fosfuri, Thomas Rønde

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    Skunk works refers to a small team given responsibility for developing something in a short time with minimal management constraints. Large companies competing in dynamic and continuously changing industries have been resorting to this organizational form as a way of stimulating innovative, path-breaking projects. The idea is that the members of the team are able to escape established logics, are sheltered from pressures from other internal stakeholders, and are given the time, flexibility and resources to immerse themselves fully in the research. This entry will analyse both the benefits of a skunk works model of innovation and discuss some of its potential costs and limitations.
    TitelThe Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management
    RedaktørerMie Augier , David Teece
    Antal sider3
    ForlagPalgrave Macmillan
    ISBN (Trykt)9781137294678
    ISBN (Elektronisk)9781137007728
    StatusUdgivet - 2013

    Bibliografisk note

    Published online: 09 October 2013


    • Corporate entrepreneurship
    • Exploration and exploitation
    • Radical innovation
    • R&D organization
    • Resistance to change