Title: Innovation management framework: case studies of firms in Thailand

Authors: Janjira Janchome; Natcha Thawesaengskulthai

Addresses: Technopreneurship and Innovation Management, Graduate School, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand ' Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to develop a framework of relevant factors of innovation management that will help firms avoid failures in innovation projects in developing country, Thailand. This paper conducted literature review of innovation management models, and analysed the contextual factors from the largest four conglomerates in Thailand that were driven by innovation policy through in-depth semi-structure interviews and observations. The factors were criticised and weighted on whether they are relevant and critical to the innovation management to generate a proposed framework. A quantitative based instrument in the form survey questionnaire is used as research instrument. The item content validity was subsequently applied to verify the instrument. Finally, a survey of 325 samples from firms in Thailand was conducted. This research develops a framework of relevant factors presents a comprehensive innovation management framework for innovation manager and policy maker.

Keywords: innovation management; innovation capability; conglomerates; multinational corporations; MNCs; multinationals; Thailand; Asia; developing countries; innovation policy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTLID.2016.081706

International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, 2016 Vol.8 No.4, pp.345 - 374

Available online: 20 Jan 2017 *

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