Innovation Management Techniques and Tools: a review from Theory and Practice

Hidalgo Nuchera, Antonio and Albors Garrigós, José (2008). Innovation Management Techniques and Tools: a review from Theory and Practice. "R&D Management", v. 38 (n. 2); pp. 113-127. ISSN 0033-6807. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9310.2008.00503.x.

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Title: Innovation Management Techniques and Tools: a review from Theory and Practice
Author/s:
  • Hidalgo Nuchera, Antonio
  • Albors Garrigós, José
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: R&D Management
Date: March 2008
ISSN: 0033-6807
Volume: 38
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Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería de Organización, Administración de Empresas y Estadística
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Knowledge is considered to be an economic driver in today’s economy. It has become a commodity, a resource that can be packed and transferred. The objective of this paper is to provide a comprehensive review of the scope, trends and major actors (firms, organizations, government, consultants, academia, etc.) in the development and use of methods to manage innovation in a knowledge-driven economy. The paper identifies the main innovation management techniques (IMTs) aiming at the improvement of firm competitiveness by means of knowledge management. It will specifically focus on those IMTs for which knowledge is a relevant part of the innovation process. The research study, based on a survey at the European level, concludes that a knowledge-driven economy affects the innovation process and approach. The traditional idea that innovation is based on research (technology-push theory) and interaction between firms and other actors has been replaced by the current social network theory of innovation, where knowledge plays a crucial role in fostering innovation. Simultaneously, organizations in both public and private sectors have launched initiatives to develop methodologies and tools to support business innovation management. Higher education establishments, business schools and consulting companies are developing innovative and adequate methodologies and tools, while public authorities are designing and setting up education and training schemes aimed at disseminating best practices among all kinds of businesses

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Item ID: 2406
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/2406/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:2406
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9310.2008.00503.x
Official URL: http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0033-6807
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 17 Mar 2010 13:12
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 12:06
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