A blog about creating and running successful innovation processes

Open innovation and innovation culture

Approximate reading time: 5-7 min. Researchers have examined open innovation and innovation culture. Specifically they focused on the cultural dimensions of ‘not-invented-here’ (NIH) syndrome, risk-taking, and management support of innovative behaviour.     The researchers studied open innovation and innovation cultures within three business units…

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Innovation personas

 Estimated reading time: 1-2 minutes. Innovation is about people. It is about the roles employees can assume, which hats the employees use, the Innovation Personas employees take.   The population is divided – who are you? Some of us like new things and others are…

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Knowledge creation in new product development

Approximate reading time: 3-4 min. One study examined top management control and knowledge creation. Specifically, the study focused on the role of top management control in stimulating innovation through their effect on the creation of knowledge in new product development (NPD) projects. Top management has…

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Is an Innovation Manager really needed?

Estimated reading time: 2-3 minutes. Innovation is important. I think many people can agree with this statement. In order to maintain competitiveness, to increase growth, not to get passed by competitors, or to inspire and retain staff. The reasons are many. But dedication to specific…

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Management control systems across different modes of innovation

Estimated reading time: 6-8 minutes. One study investigated management control systems across different modes of innovation, and the impact on firm performance. Specifically, the study is based on Simon’s “Levers of Control” (LOC) to investigate how corporate executives at the same time try to balance…

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