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INNOVATION HUBS: WHY DO THESE INNOVATION SUPERSTARS OFTEN DIE YOUNG?

INNOVATION HUBS: WHY DO THESE INNOVATION SUPERSTARS OFTEN DIE YOUNG?

Year: 2008

Section: Organizational understanding of product development

Editor: Marjanovic D., Storga M., Pavkovic N., Bojcetic N.

Author: O’Hare J., Hansen P. K., Turner N., Dekoninck E.

Section: Organizational understanding of product development

Pages: 971 - 978

Abstract

‘Radical innovation’ poses many new challenges for an organisation and requires new competencies, some of which may conflict with existing best practices for incremental innovations. ‘Innovation hubs’ are a type of organisational structure dedicated to radical innovation projects that have been used by companies to manage these conflicts. This paper reports on a study of six innovation hubs that attempts to discover why some have failed whilst others have flourished. Conclusions are drawn on what management practices are most conducive to a successful innovation hub; and how greater value could be derived by the mainstream organisation through the cross-fertilisation of ideas, knowledge and culture.

Keywords: innovation hub, new product development, radical innovation, innovation management

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DESIGN 2008 - 10th International Design ConferenceDESIGN 2008 Conference was founded on the continuous development of organization and evaluation procedure that resulted in a capacity to deliver procedures and conditions of communicative competence. To assist the process of development for the engineering design research community the organizers of DESIGN 2008 propsed seven core areas for the conference as described below. It was required explicitly from all contributors to show how they are contributing to the overall area to emerge communities...

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