Title: Cross-fertilisation for innovation and collaboration in the Quebec multimedia-IT ecosystem

Authors: Louis Rhéaume; Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay

Addresses: TÉLUQ, Université du Québec, 5800 St-Denis Street, Suite 1105, Montréal, Québec, H2S 3L5, Canada ' TÉLUQ, Université du Québec, 5800 St-Denis Street, Suite 1105, Montréal, Québec, H2S 3L5, Canada

Abstract: This article analyses cross-fertilisation for innovation in the Quebec multimedia-IT ecosystem. It is based on interviews with managers from 30 organisations (15 firms and 15 non-businesses) in 7 different sub-sectors of the ecosystem, with 11 different types of organisations. The article identifies converging themes, patterns and trends for value creation. We identify the methods used by members of the ecosystem for cross-fertilisation for innovation. We study who works with whom in the ecosystem, and why they are working together. We also explain the limits in cross-fertilisation for innovation. We focus in this article on inter-industry collaboration, innovation strategies and knowledge exchanges between firms and organisations. We provide practical applications of cross-fertilisation for innovation in the ecosystem.

Keywords: inter-industry; multimedia; IT; ecosystem; knowledge exchange; value creation; reappropriation; innovation; cross-fertilisation; collaboration; Canada.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2017.087486

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2017 Vol.22 No.4, pp.458 - 479

Available online: 05 Oct 2017 *

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