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Oana-Maria Pop

Oana is the Head of Open Innovation at HYPE and specializes in the science of durable intra- and inter-firm relationships/collaboration. In her work, she combines academic insights with industry expertise to help organizations large and small, public and private, formulate and pursue more ambitious (open) innovation goals. Oana has a background in publishing and online education, marketing, management research, and management consulting. For the past 10 years, she has been engaged in open innovation research and projects in Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, and the Netherlands. In 2019 she obtained her Ph.D. in applied business economics from Hasselt University in Belgium. Her topic of choice was innovation ecosystems.

Oana-Maria's Posts

People & Culture

How to Embrace These 4 Leadership Paradoxes

“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but o...

On superbosses, mentoring and other prerequisites for innovation
People & Culture

On superbosses, mentoring and other prerequisites for innovation

“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to cr...

Creating Meaningful Organizations - Learnings from the 2016 Academy of Management Meeting
Ideation & Collaboration

Creating Meaningful Organizations - Learnings from the 2016 Academy of Management Meeting

Making organizations meaningful. Noble pursuit and this year’s theme at the Academy of Management’s 76th Annual Meeting ...

Three lessons from “Grit” to make you a better innovator
The Innovation Manager

Three lessons from “Grit” to make you a better innovator

Love it or hate it, innovation advice is everywhere. In places where you expect to find it – like Guy Gawasaki’s 5 innov...

Absorptive Capabilities for Innovation - What Really Matters
The Innovation Manager

Absorptive Capabilities for Innovation - What Really Matters

ca·pa·bil·i·ty \ˌkā-pə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ - the quality or state of being capable (an ability); a feature or faculty capable of ...

3 ways to leverage your innovation ecosystem better
Ideation & Collaboration

3 ways to leverage your innovation ecosystem better

Co-development partnerships Broad business networks Independent networked organizations Meta organizations Collaborative...

Best Of The Bonn Forum: The Secret Sauce
The Innovation Manager

Best Of The Bonn Forum: The Secret Sauce

Continuing the “Best Of The Bonn Forum” series, this next post is all about some of the handy (and often surprising) res...

Best Of The Bonn Forum: Robert Neuhard On “New School” Crowdsourcing
The Innovation Manager

Best Of The Bonn Forum: Robert Neuhard On “New School” Crowdsourcing

As you’ve probably seen & heard by now, John Bessant’s talk on learning the new innovation game wasn’t the only intellec...

Managing Open Innovation: one challenge/ coping strategy at a time
Governance

Managing Open Innovation: one challenge/ coping strategy at a time

A few months ago, The Economist published an excellent piece on how the fashion for making employees collaborate had gon...

Best Of The Bonn Forum: John Bessant On Learning The New Innovation Game
Methods & Frameworks

Best Of The Bonn Forum: John Bessant On Learning The New Innovation Game

In case you were wondering: the 2016 Innovation Managers Forum in Bonn was a blast! It also broke last year’s attendance...

Experimenting with change before it happens
People & Culture

Experimenting with change before it happens

The value of experiments for innovation is a topic we’ve previously covered here on the blog, and for good reason: if do...