Continuous innovation: towards a paradoxical, ambidextrous combination of exploration and exploitation
by Antonella Martini; Bjørge Timenes Laugen; Luca Gastaldi; Mariano Corso
International Journal of Technology Management (IJTM), Vol. 61, No. 1, 2013

Abstract: The Continuous Innovation Network (CINet) is a global network studying the innovation processes through which the synergistic combination between exploratory and exploitatory activities fosters a synergistic combination of operational effectiveness and strategic flexibility - allowing firms to achieve superior performance. This paper presents the theoretical field of continuous innovation as an extension of the intersection of three research streams - namely exploration-exploitation, organisational ambidexterity and paradoxical thinking. Moreover, it presents four papers from the International CINet Conference held in Zürich (CH), from the 5th to the 7th of September 2010.

Online publication date: Wed, 31-Oct-2012

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