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A SKUNKWORKS PROJECT is a project developed by a small and loosely structured group of people who research and develop a project primarily for the sake of radical innovation . The terms originated with Lockheed 's World War II
World War II
Skunk Works project.

DEFINITION

Everett Rogers
Everett Rogers
defined skunkworks as an "enriched environment that is intended to help a small group of individuals design a new idea by escaping routine organizational procedures."

The term originated during World War II
World War II
when the P-80 Shooting Star was designed by Lockheed’s Advanced Development Projects Division in Burbank, California, under similar circumstances. A closely guarded incubator was set up in a circus tent next to a plastics factory in Burbank. The strong smells that wafted into the tent made the Lockheed R&D workers think of the foul-smelling “Skonk Works” factory in Al Capp’s Li\'l Abner comic strip.

Since its origination with Skunk Works , the term was generalized to apply to similar high-priority R ">

* ^ "Skunk works". The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. reference.com. Retrieved October 12, 2009. * ^ A B Rogers E. (2003) Diffusion of Innovations, 5th ed., p. 109. * ^ A B "Idea: Skunkworks". The Economist . August 25, 2008. Retrieved 2013-03-19. * ^ Stone, Brad (22 May 2013). "Inside Google\'s Secret Lab". BusinessWeek. Retrieved 13 February 2014. * ^ Daft, Richard (2013). Management. Cengage Learning. p. 361. ISBN 9781285068657 .

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Al Capp
Al Capp
's Li\'l Abner

CHARACTERS AND ELEMENTS

* Dogpatch * Joe Btfsplk * Fearless Fosdick * Lower Slobbovia * Sadie Hawkins Day * Salomey * Shmoo

ADAPTATIONS AND SPIN-OFFS

* Dogpatch USA * 1940 film * 1959 film * The Flintstone Comedy Show * Fred and Barney Meet the Shmoo * Kickapoo Joy Juice * Shelly Manne album * Musical * Sadie Hawkins dance * Skunkworks project * The New Shmoo

RELATED ARTICLES

* Abbie an\' Slats * Elliott Caplin * Comic Strip Classics * double-whammy * Frank Frazetta * Imagine: John Lennon * Long Sam * Bob Lubbers * -nik * Shmoo plot * Toby Press * Basil Wolverton

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ECONOMICS

* Economics
Economics
of science * Economics
Economics
of scientific knowledge

HISTORY

* History
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and philosophy of science

* History
History
of science

* and technology

* History
History
of technology

PHILOSOPHY

* Antipositivism * Empiricism * Fuzzy logic * Philosophy
Philosophy
of science * Philosophy
Philosophy
of social science * Philosophy
Philosophy
of technology * Positivism * Postpositivism * Social constructivism * Social epistemology

SOCIOLOGY

* Actor–network theory
Actor–network theory

* Social

* construction of technology * shaping of technology

* Sociology of knowledge

* scientific

* Sociology of scientific ignorance * Sociology of the history of science * Sociotechnology * Strong programme

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* citizen * communication * education * normal * post-normal * rhetoric * wars

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* method * consensus * controversy * enterprise * misconduct

* Scientometrics * Team science

* Traditional knowledge

* ecological

* Unity of science

* Women in science

* STEM

Technology
Technology
studies

* Coproduction * Cyborg anthropology * Digital anthropology * Dematerialization * Early adopter * Hype cycle

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Innovation

* diffusion * disruptive * linear model * system * user

* Leapfrogging * Normalization process theory * Reverse salient * Skunkworks project * Sociotechnical system * Technical change

* Technoscience

* feminist

* Technological

* change * convergence * determinism * revolution * transitions

* Technology
Technology

* and society * critique of * dynamics * theories of * transfer

* Engineering studies * Women in engineering

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* Digital divide * Evidence-based policy * Factor 10

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