5000 full-text articles from the field of Innovation Management

The Proceedings of the XV ISPIM Conference: Oslo, Norway (2004)

Successfully creating innovative products and services: integrating academia, business and consulting

The Proceedings of the XVI ISPIM Conference: Porto, Portugal (2005)

The Role of Knowledge in Innovation Management - ISBN 952-214-059-7

The Proceedings of the XVII ISPIM Conference: Athens, Greece (2006)

Networks for Innovation - ISBN 952-214-213-1

The Proceedings of the XVIII ISPIM Conference: Warsaw, Poland (2007)

Innovation for Growth: The Challenges for East and West - ISBN 978-952-214-388-4

The Proceedings of the XX ISPIM Conference: Vienna, Austria (2009)

The Future of Innovation - ISBN 978-952-214-767-7

The Proceedings of the XXI ISPIM Conference: Bilbao, Spain (2010)

The Dynamics of Innovation - ISBN 978-952-214-926-8

The Proceedings of the XXII ISPIM Conference: Hamburg, Germany (2011)

Sustainability in Innovation: Innovation Management Challenges - ISBN 978-952-265-092-4

The Proceedings of the XXIII ISPIM Conference: Barcelona, Spain (2012)

Action for Innovation: Innovating from Experience - ISBN 978-952-265-243-0

The Proceedings of the XXIV ISPIM Conference: Helsinki, Finland (2013)

Innovating in Global Markets: Challenges for Sustainable Growth - ISBN 978-952-265-421-2

The Proceedings of the XXV ISPIM Conference: Dublin, Ireland (2014)

Innovation for Sustainable Economy & Society - ISBN 978-952-265-591-2

The Proceedings of the XXVI ISPIM Conference: Budapest, Hungary (2015)

Shaping the Frontiers of Innovation Management - ISBN 978-952-265-779-4

The Proceedings of the XXVII ISPIM Conference: Porto, Portugal (2016)

Blending Tomorrow’s Innovation Vintage - ISBN 978-952-265-929-3

The Proceedings of the XXVIII ISPIM Conference: Vienna, Austria (2017)

Composing the Innovation Symphony- ISBN 978-952-335-021-2

Project Management in the wave of Innovation, exploring the links

Zabaleta, Noemi : Mondragon University, Spain & Igartua, Juan Ignacio : Mondragon University, Spain & Errasti, Nekane : Mondragon University, Spain & Markuerkiaga, Leire : Mondragon University, Spain

From: 2012 ISPIM Innovation Conference (Barcelona)

In recent years, innovation has, for most firms, become a key issue in an economic context and numerous authors highlight innovation as a fundamental process in an organization's performance. Nevertheless, successful innovation requires setting up well-organized and well-run projects that will put things in place in the most effective and efficient way. Project Management, on the other hand, has become a distinctive way to manage business activities nowadays, but project management literature largely ignores innovation. So it can be concluded that historically, innovation and project management have been researched and analyzed as separated disciplines. The goal of this paper is to provide a new insight connecting both concepts and to explain that effective innovation needs effective project management.

Finnish SMEs and the development of the innovative collaboration platform

Zafar, Afnan : University of Vaasa, Finland & Kantola, Jussi : University of Vaasa, Finland & Sivula, Ari : University of Vaasa, Finland & Kwegyir-Afful, Ebo : University of Vaasa, Finland & Lotchi, Kodjovi : University of Vaasa, Finland

From: 2019 ISPIM Innovation Conference (Florence)

Global patterns of innovative platforms for the collaboration of SMEs have resulted in the formation of SME ecosystems to connect with new markets. Finland is an innovative country, trying its best to form a national SME collaboration platform to later connect to global SME networks. The study investigates factors involved in the development of such collaborative platforms. First, the conceptual framework of collaborative platforms was synthesized from SME networking literature. Then 30 SMEs from Finland were surveyed and analysed by statistical tools. The results provided support for a conceptual framework in terms of a relationship between six factors and their impact on the development of the platform. An implication for managers is that if they are welcoming enough toward a collaborative platform, there will be better evaluation of the financial situation of the company. Keywords: SMEs - Open innovation - Platform - Finland

Relationship between firms' performance and reasons for outsourcing innovation

Zafar, Afnan : University of Vaasa, Finland & Kantola, Jussi : University of Vaasa, Finland

From: 2018 ISPIM Connects (Fukuoka)

Innovative products have become crucial as firms vie for consumer attention concerning their newly developed products in a saturated market. One important strategy employed by firms is the use of external innovation providers. The study investigates reasons for outsourcing innovations (OI) and their relationship with firms' performance. The results should assist firms in ascertaining how the reasons for OI affect firm performance. First, the conceptual framework of reasons for OI and related firm performance was synthesized from the open innovation literature. Then, highly innovative firms from 20 countries were surveyed and analysed by statistical tools. The results provided support for a conceptual framework with a positive relationship between four reasons for OI and firms' overall performance. An implication for managers is that, if cost-effectiveness is the only reason for entering into an OI contract, it might not be a good decision in terms of the respective firms' overall performance.

Divergent and Convergent Thinking Patterns Across Different Entrepreneurial Opportunity Contexts

Zagorac-Uremovi?, Zorica : University of Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein; Marxt, Christian : University of Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein

From: 2017 ISPIM Innovation Conference (Vienna)

Little is known about actual cognitive strategies in relation to the identification of different business opportunity types and settings. This paper investigates the roles of two pairs of cognitive strategies - divergent and convergent thinking - in the context of the opportunity recognition impetus, process and different opportunity types. While works on creativity have acknowledged the importance of both divergent and convergent thinking for innovation, entrepreneurship research has not yet empirically examined their joint roles over the course of this front-end entrepreneurship process. This paper does not only close this gap by means of a multiple-case study analysis with 32 entrepreneurs and their opportunity cases, but also investigates underlying cognitive processes and some important context-specific aspects that are crucial to understand entrepreneurial success.

Opportunity Recognition and Business Ideation from a Cognitive Perspective

Zagorac-Uremovic, Zorica : University of Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein

From: 2015 ISPIM Innovation Conference (Budapest)

Recognizing viable business opportunities builds the basis for entrepreneurial action and value creation. Even though the concept of opportunity has been discussed extensively, we still do not understand well how opportunities are recognized or developed to innovative business ideas on individual and firm level. Various factors related to opportunity recognition have been explored, such as education and business experience of the entrepreneur. While these findings are important, they do not explain sufficiently how entrepreneurs utilize these antecedents. Approaches originating from cognitive sciences have the potential to advance our understanding by examining underlying cognitive processes employed in opportunity recognition and business ideation. This conceptual paper provides a review of literature that deploys a cognitive perspective and discusses emerging theories, e.g. schemata, mental simulations, and structural alignment. Eventually, an outlook on future research, including practical issues, such as how to facilitate opportunity recognition, is presented.

Location Based Services in the Asia-Pacific: Anti Vs. Pro Innovation

Zaky Fouad, Tamer : National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan & Su, Hsin-Ning : National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan

From: 2015 ISPIM Innovation Conference (Budapest)

This paper tries to explore policy barriers and commercial solutions for innovation diffusion of Location Based Services in the Asia-Pacific Region. "Location-Based Services (LBS) are the delivery of data and information services where the content of those services is tailored to the current location and context of a mobile user. This is a new and fast-growing technology sector incorporating GIS, wireless technologies, positioning systems and mobile human-computer interaction." (Brimicombe, 2009). The paper provides technology policy analysis based on the cases and examples of how Asia-Pacific countries and companies can influence the whole industry diffusion despite of existing barriers. Moreover, contribution and implications for the public as well as business and policy decision makers are also discussed.

Intangible Value in Portfolio Management

Zamberlan, Romulo : Natura Innovation & Technology, Brazil & Hashiba-Horta, Luciana : Natura Innovation & Technology, Brazil & Dias, Laura : Natura Cosmetics, Brazil & Dellanoce, Milla : Natura Cosmetics, Brazil

From: 2012 ISPIM Innovation Conference (Barcelona)

Project portfolio management is not a very new issue but it is still a challenge to academics and practitioners when it comes to the design of a model that is aligned to the strategy, considering the intangible value involved, and testing it with real data. A methodology of portfolio valuation contemplating tangible and intangible value was settled and applied to a product project portfolio as part of an action research, engaging people from the company as researchers. Results from this research confirmed the contribution of this process of applying this methodology to leverage portfolio quality. Key take aways were captured to plan the next cycle, focusing on leverage of portfolio differentiation, and mindset changing through training of high level executives and managers as decision makers and project leaders as well.

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