Open Innovation in the Origins of Judo

To develop the new discipline, Jigoro Kano used an innovation strategy similar to what we know now as Open Innovation, an approach for developing innovation proposed by Professor Henry W. Chesbrough in 2003. The main idea of this approach is that organisations can, and must, use external ideas as well as their own and, through cooperation with other organisations, develop innovation processes. That is to say, the approach proposes combining internal knowledge with external knowledge in order to invigorate the creative process, implement it and achieve its objectives. 

“I have created my judo by bringing together the positive aspects found in all the schools of jujutsu and I have developed a teaching method in accordance with the teaching of modern sciences”.

JIGORO KANO judo’s father founder 

Source: © Ferran Agúndez, 2019


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