A blog about creating and running successful innovation processes

Category: Controls


Accounting as mediator between creativity and control

Approximate reading time: 3-4 min. How to avoid control does not hinder creativity in businesses? What is the role of accounting for control and creativity? Two researchers have investigated accounting’s role as a mediating instrument between the tensions of creativity and control within the price competitive…

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Collaboration with competitors’ product development team

Approximate reading time: 6-8 min. Successful collaboration between competing product development teams requires the use of formal controls. These controls are used in parallel to coordinate the teams’ interdependent development activities, and in parallel to encourage teams to collaborate. However, previous theoretical and empirical research…

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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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