Title: The concept of management innovation: definition, state of the art and future research avenues
Authors: Frédéric Le Roy; Marc Robert; Philippe Giuliani
Addresses: University of Montpellier, Montpellier Business School (MBS), Montpellier Research in Management (MRM), Espace Richter – Bat B, Rue vendémiaire CS 19519, 34960 Montpellier Cedex 2, France ' Montpellier Business School (MBS), Montpellier Research Management (MRM), 2300, Avenue des Moulins, 34185 Montpellier Cedex 4, France ' Montpellier Business School (MBS), Montpellier Research Management (MRM), 2300, Avenue des Moulins, 34185 Montpellier Cedex 4, France
Abstract: The invention, implementation and diffusion of management innovation is a new research area. This paper identifies the main steps of development of this concept. By analysing the specificity of management innovation against other kinds of innovation, the authors adopt a historical overview to describe the slow recognition of this concept in the literature. They also identify the main drivers of management innovation, its impact on firm performance, question its role and determinants in non-profit organisations. This paper provides also instances from recent management practices within contemporary organisations.
Keywords: management innovation; invention; drivers; implementation; non-profit organisation; NPO; futures research.
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2018 Vol.35 No.1, pp.44 - 56
Received: 24 Apr 2017
Accepted: 22 Oct 2017
Published online: 17 Aug 2018 *