Henry Chesbrough is best known as the "father of open innovation" according to Wikipedia. He authored the book Open Innovation back in 2003, before that term came into general use. Today, there are more than 13 million entries for "open innovation", documenting the rapid rise of this new model of industrial innovation.
Open Services Innovation is his latest book, which extends the idea of open innovation into the services sector. Whether you make a product or a service, open innovation can accelerate your time to market, share risks, and boost growth for your business.
Professor Chesbrough teaches at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, and runs the Center for Open Innovation there. You can find out the latest information about open innovation at www.openinnovation.net. You can find out more about Professor Chesbrough at http://www2.haas.berkeley.edu/Faculty/chesbrough_henry.aspx