A blog about creating and running successful innovation processes

Employees as user innovators and idea management systems

Estimated reading time: 2-4 minutes. A group of researchers focused employees as user innovators.     Employees as user innovators Previous research has studied so-called ‘user innovation’. There, they have focused on organizations as potential user innovators. With user innovators, it is meant that you…

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How should management control the front end of innovation?

Estimated reading time: 4-5 minutes. A study examined the use of management control in the front end of innovation. Specifically, how the different mechanisms of control are associated with generating strategic renewal. The foundation for successful new product development is created in the front end…

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Relation to new ideas

Approximate reading time: 2-4 min. A user of our idea management system told us about the relation to new ideas, hatching them whenever needed, and the importance of planning for good ideas. Planning for ideas to come may sound a little contradictory compared to hatching ideas…

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The roles of management control in product development

Approximate reading time: 4-5 min. One study examined the ways in which management control has in product development context. The purpose was to provide new insights about the different roles that management control can play in this context. Specifically, the researchers investigated the roles of management…

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Can innovation processes be generalised?

Estimated reading time: 2-3 minutes. Can innovation processes be generalised? This is a very interesting question! If innovation processes can be generalised, we have something to learn from the companies that are successful in their innovation efforts. Innovations in themselves can take many different forms, such as a new…

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