Title: Organising to enable innovation

Authors: Tove Brink

Addresses: University of Southern Denmark, Niels Bohrs Vej 9, 6700 Esbjerg, Denmark

Abstract: The purpose of this conceptual paper is to reveal how organising can enable innovation across organisational layers and organisational units. This approach calls for a cross-disciplinary literature review. The aim is to provide an integrated understanding of innovation in an organisational approach. The findings reveal a continuous organising process between individual/team creativity and organisational structures/control to enable innovation at firm level. Organising provides a dynamic approach and contains the integrated reconstruction of creativity, structures and boundaries for enhanced balance of explorative and exploitative learning in uncertain environments. Shedding light on the cross-disciplinary theories to organise innovation provides a contribution at the firm level to enable innovation.

Keywords: innovation enablers; organisational creativity; organisational learning; ambidexterity; exploration; exploitation; performance control; cross-disciplinary literature review; individual creativity; team creativity; organisational structures; organisational control; uncertainty.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIR.2016.074836

International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 2016 Vol.10 No.2/3, pp.402 - 433

Published online: 27 Dec 2015 *

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