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WHERE DO INNOVATIONS COME FROM?

WHERE DO INNOVATIONS COME FROM?

Year: 2010

Section: HUMAN BEHAVIOUR AND DESIGN

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

Author: Ericson, A.; Karlsson, A.; Wenngren, J.; Törlind, P.

Section: HUMAN BEHAVIOUR AND DESIGN

Pages: 545-554

Abstract

This paper is based on a descriptive study of two types of innovation awards within a manufacturing company. The purpose is to identify sources and understand the background of these awarded innovations. An industrial view of the concept innovation is of importance in order to support future product development processes. Based on the interviews of several team members in awarded innovation projects, some aspects can be emphasized: the importance of the exploration and knowledge acquisition phase, importance of external triggers and that innovation is not a linear process.

Keywords: innovation, product development, innovation process

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