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Hot Spots by Lynda Gratton

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APPENDIX BBACKGROUND TO THE RESEARCH ON HOT SPOTS

ALTHOUGH THE CASE STUDIES and the Cooperative Advantage Research helped us describe the phenomenon of Hot Spots, they did not provide a great deal of insight about why Hot Spots actually arise. To gain a clearer understanding of the phenomenon, we spent two years immersing ourselves in the research and literature that had already been produced regarding cooperation, networks, and purpose.

The conceptual underpinnings of Hot Spots lie at the intersection of six disciplines, each with its own framing, theories, and language. Synthesizing these aspects of the six disciplines became a crucial part of the thinking for this book.

Psychology

One of the cornerstone disciplines in understanding why ...

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