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outsider innovation

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July 19th, 2021

authors propose novel conceptual combinations (implicitly "inside a discipline"?? or outside??) as mechanisms for outsider innovation

July 27th, 2021

➰ breadcrumbs more citations for the outsider innovation effect, leaning a bit more on the "useful naivete" mechanism rather than "transferring in new things" piece

July 27th, 2021

also interesting is the idea of distant recombination, which feels like a mix of far conceptual combination and far analogies and outsider innovation, depending on the examples. don't find this to be particularly well theorized. but this connects very well to the way @uzziAtypicalCombinationsScientific2013 and @wangBiasNoveltyScience2017 think about things