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What are the four arguments for pushing for greater levels of networking in innovation? Which one do you find most persuasive and why?

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The "need for innovation is frequently cited as a major reason for the emergence of network forms of organisation. However, little research has addressed the diverse roles played by networks and networking alike in processes of innovation" (Scarbrough, 2011, para 1). The "reason for creating a networking culture is obvious once you look at the current and future direction of innovation. Let's start by disposing of the myth of the lone genius - the Thomas Edisons and the Alexander Graham Bells of yesteryear - arriving at a breakthrough innovation on his/her own" ("Why networking is," 2011, para 2).

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The "need for innovation is frequently cited as a major reason for the emergence of network forms of organisation. However, little research has addressed the diverse roles played by networks and networking alike in processes of innovation" (Scarbrough, 2011, para 1).

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