Balancing Capability Building For Radical And Incremental Innovations
AbstractThis paper explores the kind of learning that creates capabilities needed in incremental and radical innovation development. The empirical evidence is based on four innovation-related development projects, implemented through enterprise-student team collaboration. It seems that the richness of innovation and learning processes affects the diverseness of developed capabilities. The goal of innovation development drives learning and capability building, while improved capabilities help adopt challenging goals that stimulate a new level of learning. The process emphasising analysis, planning and analytical knowledge creates capabilities resulting in incremental inventions. The innovation process that focuses on experimentation and utilisation of other knowledge types facilitates capability building resulting in inventions that are radical in nature. These two process types are not contrary but complementary options to develop solutions to satisfy the expressed and unexpressed needs of customers. This paper presents views on how to interconnect these processes characterised by divergent rhythms.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. in its journal International Journal of Innovation Management.
Volume (Year): 13 (2009)
Issue (Month): 04 ()
Contact details of provider:
Web page: http://www.worldscinet.com/ijim/ijim.shtml
You can help add them by filling out this form.
CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
- repec:hal:wpaper:hal-00707376 is not listed on IDEAS
- Marine Agogue & Anna Yström & Pascal Le Masson, 2013. "Rethinking the role of intermediaries as an architect of collective exploration and creation of knowledge in open innovation," Post-Print hal-00707376, HAL.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Tai Tone Lim).
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.