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Title: Opening strategy through 'Jamming': exploring the process
Authors: Morton, Josh
Wilson, Alex
Cooke, Louise
Keywords: Collaboration
Open strategy
Social media
Social technology
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Loughborough University © the authors
Citation: MORTON, J., WILSON, A. and COOKE, L., 2015. Opening strategy through 'Jamming': exploring the process. IN: Proceedings of the Loughborough School of Business and Economics (SBE) Doctoral Conference (SBEDC 2015), Loughborough University, 16 September 2016, 6pp.
Abstract: Jamming is a term which is increasingly common in case studies and literature, both academic and nonacademic, especially where topics such as social technology, collaboration and innovation are a predominant focus. An IBM expression which represents their use of social technologies to connect actors to collaborate in an ‘online conference’ environment, these ‘Jams’ are usually focused, time-limited events surrounding a particular theme or set of topics. Jamming has also become an almost customary example presented in literature on the topic of ‘open strategy’, especially the IBM ‘InnovationJams’, which in the past have opened strategic conversation to actors across the entire organisation. Open strategy itself arises from increasing interest in the phenomenon of openness in strategy research and practice, and how this represents a paradigm shift from the more traditional, top-down role of strategic planning. In light of these developments, this short paper offers a brief overview of the Jamming concept, particularly in the context of a case study into its use in a collaborative open strategy initiative, involving IBM and a public defence organisation. It concludes with a selection of questions which could direct future research.
Description: This conference paper was presented at the Loughborough School of Business and Economics (SBE) Doctoral Conference 2015 http://www.sbeconference2015.co.uk/
Version: Published
DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3157.1280
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/19711
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.1.3157.1280
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