Innovation management - current trends and future directions
by Vanessa Ratten; João J. Ferreira; Cristina I. Fernandes
International Journal of Innovation and Learning (IJIL), Vol. 22, No. 2, 2017

Abstract: Innovation management as a field has gained ascendancy globally as a way for companies to compete and advance in the global marketplace. Despite the increased interest in innovation management there is still debate about its definition, historical development and future research directions. The aim of this paper is to analyse the literature on innovation management by conducting a bibliometric analysis, which will help researchers ascertain appropriate meanings and usages of the field. The paper analyses the innovation management in three time periods, which includes a discussion and examination of the seminal papers in this area of research. Future suggestions for innovation management researchers are given that highlight the growing complexity but dynamism of this unique field of study.

Online publication date: Tue, 08-Aug-2017

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