Title: Are you innovative enough?

Authors: Anders Drejer

Addresses: Aarhus School of Business, Department of Management, Haslegaardsvej 10, DK-8210 Aarhus, Denmark

Abstract: Many countries have been influenced by Corporate Governance for very good reasons. But there seems to be a downside to this. For instance, Denmark currently has a larger number of entrepreneurs per capita than the USA. However, at the same time, the net growth from start-ups is close to zero. This indicates that too few start-ups survive and prosper in the long run. Also, the overall hit rate of Danish innovation projects has been measured to be as low as 6%–7%. This serves to illustrate the need for working systematically with innovative competence and management, perhaps even the need to supplement Corporate Governance with a form of Innovation Governance.

Keywords: innovation governance; management; corporate governance; Denmark; startups.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2008.015944

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2008 Vol.5 No.1, pp.1 - 17

Published online: 02 Dec 2007 *

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