A blog about creating and running successful innovation processes

Category: Organizational structure


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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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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Control in research and development

The literature on the management of R&D professionals strongly advocates managing R&D projects on a project-by-project basis. This literature suggests that projects should be managed differently depending upon project characteristics such as risk, ambiguity, and nonroutineness. While the primary emphasis of the R&D professional literature…

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