Title: Measurement criteria of the relevance of the Innovation Management methods and tools

Authors: Ahmad Abdalla, Berthold Bitzer, Danny Morton

Addresses: Department of Automation Technology, Institute of South-Westphalia University of Applied Sciences, Luebecker Ring 2, 59494 Soest, Germany. ' Department of Automation Technology, Institute of South-Westphalia University of Applied Sciences, Luebecker Ring 2, 59494 Soest, Germany. ' Faculty of Technology, The University of Bolton, Deane Road, Bolton BL3 5AB, UK

Abstract: The successful use and implementation of Innovation Management Methods and Tools (IMMT) play major roles in providing innovation and prosperity. The argument is not whether the IMMT are beneficial; rather it is how successful they are in overcoming the innovation obstacles. This paper examines the measurement criteria of the features that lend success to a given method/tool delving through questions like |how to measure the identified factors of success?| In this context, the success factors are those that can be mitigated through the use and implementation of methods/tools. These factors are must for any given |successful| method/tool.

Keywords: innovation management; success features; minor features; catalytic features; measurement criteria.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEIM.2008.019047

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, 2008 Vol.8 No.2, pp.101 - 119

Published online: 27 Jun 2008 *

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