A blog about creating and running successful innovation processes

Management control and the decentralization of R&D

What are the organizational conditions influencing the allocation of decision rights made by headquarters of multinational corporations to their foreign R&D subsidiaries?  One recent study has some interesting findings in this issue. If the specific R&D activities in question are more early stage and exploratory…

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The right measures help teams excel in innovation

How can the right performance-measurement systems help teams excel in innovation? Many executives have realized that process focused, multifunctional teams can dramatically improve the way their companies deliver products and services to customers. Traditional performance-measurement systems not only fail to support the these teams but…

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How should management control the front end of innovation?

A study examined the use of management control in the front end of innovation, and 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 of innovation, which refers to…

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Control systems under different innovation management modes

One study focused on the relationships between innovation and management accounting and control systems (MACS). This was done by emphasising the importance of the choice by which individual MACS are selected for interactive (as opposed to diagnostic) use. Using survey data collected from 57 medium-sized…

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Radical innovation in established firms

How do established firms improve radical innovation performance? One study examined organizational capabilities for improving performance, with respect to radical innovation, in established firms. These organizational capabilities are (1) openness capability, (2) autonomy capability, (3) integration capability and (4) experimentation capability. The study proposes four…

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