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The role of management control systems for breakthrough innovation

Estimated reading time: 7-9 minutes. What is the role of management control systems for breakthrough innovation? Innovation is not an individual concept. Incremental innovation is about improvements, while breakthrough innovation is about discoveries. Breakthrough innovations lead to a significant improvement or open entirely new opportunities….

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Management control in knowledge integration

What is the role of management control in knowledge-intensive firms? One study explored this issue. Starting from the limitations of the definition of uncertainty, especially when applied to contexts characterized by knowledge intensity, the study investigated the relationship between knowledge complexity and management control systems….

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Radical innovation in established firms

How do established firms improve radical innovation performance? One study examined organizational capabilities for improving performance, with respect to radical innovation, in established firms. These organizational capabilities are (1) openness capability, (2) autonomy capability, (3) integration capability and (4) experimentation capability. The study proposes four…

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Management control of service innovations

One study explored management control best practice related to service innovation activities. This was done by conducting qualitative in-depth interviews with managers in ten top performing firms that have an exceptional focus on service innovation. The researcher found that the management control systems implemented for…

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