Authors: Christian Sandstrom, Jennie Bjork
Addresses: Center for Business Innovation, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-412 96, Goteborg, Sweden. ' Center for Business Innovation, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-412 96, Goteborg, Sweden
Abstract: Over the last few decades, the nature of innovation has changed from being primarily related to incremental product innovation towards more business model innovation, discontinuous innovation and open innovation. These changes impose new demands on the ideation phase of the innovation process and on idea management systems. This article explores what an idea management system that handles some of these different forms of innovation ideas may look like. The studied idea management system differs from previous typologies in that it is dual, i.e., aiming to generate, evaluate and select both continuous and discontinuous innovation ideas and employing different processes and criteria within the same system.
Keywords: dual idea management; discontinuous innovation; continuous innovation; business model innovation; open innovation; innovation management; ideation.
International Journal of Product Development, 2010 Vol.11 No.3/4, pp.310 - 324
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