Partnering for innovation and growth

Douglas Ferguson (Senior Member of Innovation Management Inc., a Monitor Group company. He can be reached at

Handbook of Business Strategy

ISSN: 1077-5730

Publication date: 1 December 2005


Partnering in recent years has emerged as an increasingly critical competitive competency for any firm that aims to drive sustainable growth through innovation. In fact, it may not be an overstatement to assert that the success of innovative companies hinges on the quality and longevity of their collaborative relationships. This article talks about how successful companies find partners to help turn them into winning companies.



Ferguson, D. (2005), "Partnering for innovation and growth", Handbook of Business Strategy, Vol. 6 No. 1, pp. 101-106.

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