Organizational barriers in the innovation process: bridge or break down?
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Publication Number of pages33
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AbstractIn a traditional functionally organized firm, innovation activities are typically fostered in a dedicated Research and Development (R&D) environment, i.e. an environment that facilitates learning and experimentation. The underlying assumption is that operational activities of these firms are of such a different nature than innovation activities that these cannot be combined within a single unit. However, in today’s more agile and flexible organizations innovation and operational activities are likely more similar. This paper investigates the implications for innovation management theories when operational and innovation activities have more resemblances than in a traditional functionally organized firm.
Knowledge Domain/IndustryOperations & Supply Chain Management
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