You have to ask yourself where is the next big idea…come from? If you believe it will come from directed discovery then you are well advised to invest in focused internal research activities to increase your chances of finding it. If however, you believe that the next big idea is is likely to come from any one of a large number of areas, then you’re better advised to structure yourself to be able to monitor a variety of research resources, and to respond quickly to research discoveries when and if they arise.
Sun-Lin Chou (Intel)
Citado por Henry Chesbrough en ‘Open innovation’