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Managing innovation beyond the steady state

Managing innovation beyond the steady state
Managing innovation beyond the steady state
Research on the innovation process and its effective management has consistently highlighted a set of themes constituting ‘good practice’. The limitation of such ‘good practice’ is that it relates to what might be termed ‘steady state’ innovation - essentially innovative activity in product and process terms which is about ‘doing what we do, but better’. The prescription works well under these conditions of (relative) stability in terms of products and markets but is not a good guide when elements of discontinuity come into the equation. Discontinuity arises from shifts along technological, market, political and other frontiers and requires new or at least significantly adapted approaches to their effective management. This paper explores relevant routines which organisations can implement to enable discontinuous innovation.
discontinuous innovation, inter-firm learning, managing innovation
0166-4972
1366-1376
Bessant, J.R.
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Lamming, R.C.
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Noke, H.
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Phillips, W.E.
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Noke, H.
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Phillips, W.E.
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Bessant, J.R., Lamming, R.C., Noke, H. and Phillips, W.E. (2006) Managing innovation beyond the steady state. Technovation, 25 (12), 1366-1376. (doi:10.1016/j.technovation.2005.04.007).

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Research on the innovation process and its effective management has consistently highlighted a set of themes constituting ‘good practice’. The limitation of such ‘good practice’ is that it relates to what might be termed ‘steady state’ innovation - essentially innovative activity in product and process terms which is about ‘doing what we do, but better’. The prescription works well under these conditions of (relative) stability in terms of products and markets but is not a good guide when elements of discontinuity come into the equation. Discontinuity arises from shifts along technological, market, political and other frontiers and requires new or at least significantly adapted approaches to their effective management. This paper explores relevant routines which organisations can implement to enable discontinuous innovation.

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Published date: 2006
Keywords: discontinuous innovation, inter-firm learning, managing innovation

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Local EPrints ID: 36600
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/36600
ISSN: 0166-4972
PURE UUID: 36961af8-bf07-4779-9d9f-24cbfbe82bd4

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Date deposited: 23 May 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:44

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Author: J.R. Bessant
Author: R.C. Lamming
Author: H. Noke
Author: W.E. Phillips

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