Title: The innovation process from an idea to a final product: a review of the literature

Authors: Minisha Gupta

Addresses: IMS Unison University, Makkawala Greens, Mussoorie Diversion Road, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248009, India

Abstract: Innovation has been previously explored by academic scholars and organisations to identify its determinants, characteristics and has often ended in producing incompatible results. This paper advocates the research on innovation by systematically developing a structure of innovation process. The study has been incorporated by the underlying theories, types, processes, antecedent and contextual factors, and sources of innovation process. The conceptual developments, generation and adoption processes, antecedents, and influences of innovation on organisations have been explained thoroughly in the study. Previous research work has been aligned with either one of two components of innovation process. However, this paper discusses each and every part of innovation process to combine them in a single framework and discusses their contribution in generating diversified outputs. By developing an understanding of innovation as a process, this paper aims to complement existing theories of innovation to further extend and advance theory and research on innovation process and outcome in organisations.

Keywords: innovation; managerial innovation; organisational development; innovation process; organisational strategy; innovation management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCM.2018.10017885

International Journal of Comparative Management, 2018 Vol.1 No.4, pp.400 - 421

Received: 30 Jun 2017
Accepted: 24 Sep 2017

Published online: 10 Dec 2018 *

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