Questions related to Innovation Process
Dear community of researchers,
I am a French business school student.
For my master dissertation, I'm working on innovation and how could innovation influence multinational's internationalization.
I've already find some interesting articles and topics that could help me to answer my question, but I'm referring to you today to have a new look on this subject.
So, I'm asking you if you have any advice to handle this subject in the best way or you know some articles that could fit my research question ?
Thank you in advance.
We are working on the design of a study on challenges that companies face within the innovation process related to the collaboration between different functions and disciplines - including related methodologies that help to overcome these challenges.
I would like to start this discussion to collect previous activities on this topic area as well as your experiences collected in collaboration with companies (setting the academic world apart - even if there are similar challenges existing...)
Three questions to start the discussion:
- What are the challenges that you have seen or worked upon with or within firms?
- Did you find any insights on system interdependencies or patterns?
- What methodologies would you recommend to overcome these challenges and why?
Looking forward to your input and the discussion!
I'm looking for empirical papers that describe how (for example processes, routines, activities) medium/large companies integrate (include) external stakeholders in the innovation - or new product development - process stages.
I'm struggling with one problem. I have a questionnaire based on Likert Scale from 1 to 5. The dependent variable are: Product Innovation, Process Innovation, Risks of the project, Patents. Then I have independent variable, mostly dummies.
How can I perform a multivariate ordinal regression that take into account all the dependent variable? I'm working with R but also Stata can work.
I tried summing the scores and perform a simple regression and I tried also making the average of the scores and then perfom an ordinal regression. Both didn't give me appreciabile results.
I'm studying how to measure innovation in companies and propose a framework to apply in brazilian companies.
Do you know any innovation index or innovation maturity model? Could you share it?
I want to engineer a biological host to produce a desire product and create a new innovative process. For example, I have to use an enzyme that previously claimed in US 8877461 B2. How can I avoid infringing to what is claimed? Can I isolate a cDNA sequence encoding the polypeptide from the original host with a high similarity (>%98) to SEQ ID NO:1 US 8877461 B2?
I would like to start a study focusing on the relationships between technologies and products developed by a company.
I would like to conduct a study which takes about 2 weeks to be completed. Prior the 2 weeks, Participants are introduced to the concept of ideation or generation of ideas, then they are asked to come up with at least 10 ideas a day. These daily 10 ideas are supposed to be in one category (For example: 10 ideas about how I can be more productive today, 10 ideas about how to solve a certain problem and etc.) .
They complete tests of creativity, subjective well-being and some other tests before the completion of 2 weeks and after 2 weeks to see if coming up with 10 ideas a day makes any changes in the results of those tests. As research indicates, creativity correlates with subjective well-being *. But is it creativity to come up with 10 ideas a day?
I am asking to please reflect on my hypothesis, as I feel something is missing, or the hypothesis can not be studied.
I also would like to ask what psychological concepts do you think may correlate with creativity or idea machine?
* Peyvastegar, M., & Dastjerdi, E. (2010). Relationship between creativity and subjective well-being. International Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 4(3), 207-213.
In my knowledge, open innovation is kind of "theoretical", it tells firms to open their organizational boundaries and cooperate with others. But how to choose the alliance? It seems that innovation in practice still relies on fairly random incidents, rather than being the result of clearly defined measurement procedures. For example, if it is possible to quantify some key factors to support deciding which alliance is more suitable?
I am analysing how the relationship between IC and innovation has been addressed in the existing literature. It has been a long journey that now starts to pay off in terms of the interesting results obtained.
It is clear that innovation has been understood in several ways (i.e. output, capability to innovate, degree of change, among others) and hence, 17 different categories of innovation have been discovered.
Do you think that in these studies linking IC and innovation, innovation as the output of the process has been far more relevant than innovation as the process itself (in terms of capabilities needed and desire to innovate)? If so, why?
I have found parameters related to the SME. What I am looking for is general parameters to measure the degree of openess of the open innovation process no matter the size of the company. I would be very glad to have your views on the subject. Recommended references would be very useful too.
Barney, (1991) and Grant, (1991) mentioned three kinds of resources in their study. Physical resource like technologies and equipment being etc, organizational resource like formal reporting structure, coordinating structure and formal and informal planning and human resource like training, judgment, experience, intelligence and relationships.
In the light of Resource Based View, when we talk about the entrepreneurial orientation in an organization, should entrepreneurial orientation be considered as human resource or organizational resource. According to my perspective, it should be considered as a human resource due to the dimensions with which entrepreneurial orientation is comprised of. But I cannot get any article which directly supports this argument.
Can anyone please comment on this view and provide me some literature support if possible?
Is innovation in process technologies different from innovation in products?
what are the fundamental differences between these two?
I just co-organized a discussion session at the 8th EAAE - Fooddynamicsforum (http://www.fooddynamics.org/) on this topic and we would be interested in getting more views on this topic:
a) How should a network be structured in order to facilitate innovation and knowledge exchange of (food) SMEs?
b) Which methods could be applied to enrich our understanding of SMEs' needs for innovation and knowledge exchange?
Everybody who is interested in contributing to this hot topic is welcome to add an answer and/or to contact me.
Innovation and "innovativeness" (innovative capacity) are different realities or are the same?
Do you know validated scales to measure one and another?
The first is input and the other is output? Or vice-versa?
If so, What about process innovation is innovativeness (input) or is innovation (ouput)?
How to measure it differently?
In the current Era, a new approach to Corporate Sustainability (CS) based on social media strategies called, Corporate Sustainability 2.0, emerged as a global phenomenon in the academic literature (Capozucca and Sarni, 2012; Shrivastava, 2011). Corporate sustainability generate “social value” in the circumstances that the development of innovative solutions spread out through forms of collaboration between the organization and the customer involved in the value co-creation process.What are and how works the links between sustainable activity and innovation process?
Small firms mostly encounter the challenge of promoting innovations due to their limited resources. Accelerating the transfer of knowledge from external sources, knowledge spillovers enable the firms to acquire new knowledge and recognize invaluable opportunities. Thus, the utilization of knowledge spillovers would bring various beneficial consequences in all stages of open innovation process such as low cost knowledge acquisition, recognizing the opportunities of partnership, finding new ideas of commercializing unexploited technologies and adopting new methods of managing incentives and controls. However the spillover of knowledge would be available for all the competitors, only those strategically allocate their capabilities to explore new knowledge and exploit their innovations could gain more advantages.
In this regards, some interesting questions would arise:
1) What kind of institutional mechanisms can promote open innovation through strategic use of knowledge spillovers?
2) How can firms decrease the cost of openness by utilizing knowledge spillovers?
3) How would knowledge spillovers lead firms to integrate different forms of openness in order to experience the growth?
4) How can knowledge spillovers provide new ways for the firms to work with external actors?
5) How can knowledge spillovers widen the search breath and accelerate the process of scanning for the external expertise?
6) How can firms benefit from knowledge spillovers through different forms of open innovation such as Acquiring, Sourcing, Selling and Revealing?
I'm having problems with the scale to measure innovation (as a result) and also innovativeness (as the innovation capacity).
Do you know validated scales to measure it?
My research is related to innovation processes. Currently I'm studying the process by which startups develop while residing within the environment of a business incubator. I am developing a model that I would like to test using agent-based simulation, but my previous experience in simulation programming goes too far back to be useful. Anybody out there with updated skills on agent-based simulation programming - using AnyLogic or any other tool?
Wet Oxidation is proposed by some companies as an innovative process to treat sewage sludge in an effective way. On the other side, the process is not yet widely applied and few full scale examples are found, like Truccazzano and Rovereto plants in Italy, Thonon in France, Orbe in Switzerland.
I am looking forward to receiving any other information.
Related to sustainable development.
Also linked to the innovation process from a knowledge management perspective?
In order to orient new product and service development towards the (normative) goal of sustainable development, innovation processes most likely need to be adapted. Which structural changes are necessary (e.g. phases/gates/checkpoints), which tools are required (e.g. strategic LCA) and which (new) actors have to be involved?
The buying center model explains organizational buying behavior in a one case. But there is no indication of possible adaptions when decision settings are changing. For example, corporate vehicles are purchased in an "straight or modified rebuy setting". If the company wants to adopt i. e. electric vehicles, including complex services like IT support etc., in my opinion, the buying center's formation has to change. Does any body know about research investigating this issue?
With globalization, there has been changes in all systems. Also in entrepreneurial practices. Are t he has someone who can testify of new managerial practices experienced in his country? Mention also the period?
Every year there is a prize, medals of distinction for some work that contributed greatly to the progress of humanity. Among these the best known is the Nobel prize. Some researchers selected denied this prize that others are passionate about.
Many researchers have a view that current innovation management frameworks and models are mainly developed for larger companies and they can't be applied in SMEs. Is this statement valid?
I wonder if this concept has ever been proven as more efficient than others. Are there any numbers out there to prove that applying the design thinking method is economically reasonable?
I am not looking for studies à la: yeah, it improves quality or, we are more/less efficient or innovative. Because of those we have a lot. I am rather searching for sth like: yeah, since we implemented the process standard xyz, we came up with the idea to implement a new security routine/system in the product or we changed the architecture to have more flexibility in terms of modularity.
Innovation is a critical path to sustainable development of firms as well as nations. Industrial engineering is striving to improve firms performance with a number of tools and techniques. Now the question that needs critical analysis and research would be how do we link these two concepts? Specifically for developing nations this would be very useful.
In the plant engineering and manufacturing industry, the main products are large plants or plant components, e. g. paintshops for the automotive industry. The products are developed and built for the needs and specifications of a particular customer or customer group. They can be regarded as custom-built products – involving complementary process technology and know-how which are very different to the ones common for mass-produced or mass-marketed products.
The mentioned industry is characterized by a high complexity of the products and a multitude of component changes in the order process resulting in a high planning and coordination effort.
These aspects have a direct or indirect impact on the shape of the innovation processes and innovation management methods to be used.
Research articles on this topic seem to be rare --> any hints on good literature welcome!
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Conference Paper Stimulating innovation and guiding research & development in...