A blog about creating and running successful innovation processes

To attract creative employees

Approximate reading time: 3-4 min. Performance-based compensation contracts can affect productivity both by motivating effort and by attracting workers whose abilities align best with the offered contracts. Using an experiment in which participants design “rebus puzzles,” one study tested whether the incremental benefits of contract…

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Organic and mechanical control of innovation

Approximate reading time: 4-5 min. One study examined organic and mechanical control of innovation. More specifically, the study focused on the indirect effects of mechanical and organic control on project results through innovation in exploration and exploitation activities in innovation projects. The researchers also examined…

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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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