CICL Research

Research objectives of CICL to conduct timely, relevant research on emerging issues related to “Innovation and Change Leadership,” and to disseminate research findings to the academic community, industry practitioners, and government policy makers.

The Center’s scholars are currently engaging in academic research related to the following broad themes:

  • Discovering and disseminating ”best practices” for innovation and change leadership
  • Bridging the gap between innovation and change leadership theory and practice
  • Promoting more open systems of innovation and change

Working Paper Series

These working papers are authored or co-authored by CICL-affiliated faculty. The papers address scholarly treatments of innovation or change management from a variety of disciplines and perspectives. For permission to reproduce or to request a copy, contact an author directly.

SBS-CICL-2012-1
The Xerox P&G Co-Innovation Partnership: Genesis and Initial Formation
Robert DeFillippi, Colette Dumas, and Sushil Bhatia

Summary: The case focuses on the genesis and evolution of the Xerox P&G co-innovation partnership. The authors discuss how the Xerox-P&G relationship grew from a standard outsourcing relation (Xerox the managed print services vendor and P&G the customer) into a much more strategically interdependent co-innovation partnership. The paper also examines specific co-innovation practices of the partnership, including the role of Xerox's dreaming sessions with their partners, and the design and operating practices of an innovation council to foster a collaborative culture across both organizations (Xerox and P&G).