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Unified collaborative innovation framework
by Ioannis Patiniotakis; Dimitris Apostolou; Gregoris Mentzas
International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital (IJLIC), Vol. 9, No. 3, 2012


Abstract: Successful companies consider innovation as a manageable process that can lead to new idea generation and consequently result in significant benefits. For this reason, many researchers have proposed frameworks that help companies become more innovative in a systematic and perennial way. In this paper, we present the unified collaborative innovation framework (UCIF), a novel framework with many innovative features such as an environment-stimulated process and a multi-dimensional perspective. UCIF encompasses knowledge management activities and concepts as integral parts of innovation, and adopts an open and participatory approach to innovation. Furthermore, we present the findings of a literature review for innovation frameworks, along with a comparative analysis.

Online publication date: Wed, 25-Apr-2012


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