A blog about creating and running successful innovation processes

Innovations and performance

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the manufacturing sector make a significant contribution to economic growth, yet most of the research into innovation management in the manufacturing sector has focused on large organizations. One study, however, identified innovation drivers and their performance implications in manufacturing…

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The Valuation of Management Control Systems in Start-Up Companies

A study investigated the question of whether management control systems (MCSs) adopted by start-up companies are valuable is examined. The researchers investigated an international sample of start-ups, including their detailed management control systems (MCS) adoptions and financing histories. The researchers found that higher MCS intensity, which is…

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Management control systems impact on knowledge management

Innovation is becoming one of the most relevant means to continuously outperform competitors in markets with increasing complexity and intensity of competition. The sequence runs from diversifying and adapting to re-positioning and even re-inventing the organization. One important stream of research has emerged that focuses…

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Accounting as mediator between creativity and control

How to avoid control does not hinder creativity in businesses? Two researchers have investigated accounting’s role as a mediating instrument between the tensions of creativity and control within the price competitive world of the fashion chain store. Based on a case study approach, the researchers…

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Open innovation and innovation culture

Researchers have examined open innovation cultures. Specifically they focused on the cultural dimensions of ‘not-invented-here’ (NIH) syndrome, risk-taking, and management support of innovative behaviour. The following provide guidelines for firms in their attempts to establish an adequate open innovation culture.   Quantitatively assess current innovation…

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