Proposing a Framework of Truly Innovative Small and Medium Sized Organisations (RIKON Group)

Walsh, Margaret and Harrington, Dr. Denis and Lynch, Dr. Patrick (2009) Proposing a Framework of Truly Innovative Small and Medium Sized Organisations (RIKON Group). In: The European Conference on Creativity and Innovation,, October 28- 30, Brussels.

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Leveraging prior relevant research conducted in the innovation, organisational, strategy, marketing, consumer, and psychology literatures over the past 48 years; this paper adopts a multidisciplinary approach for proposing a conceptual framework of firm-level innovativeness for developing truly innovative small and medium sized organisations, with particular emphasis on implementation. The focus of this paper is not purely about developing a conceptual framework of a theoretical or descriptive nature, but also addressing the practical creativity- and innovativeness- related matters that are of direct relevance to SMEs in the strategic management of firm-level innovativeness. This paper attempts to unify and synthesise current innovativeness literature to provide a broad set of principles for managers by prescribing a set of implementable guidelines that will act as a preliminary step towards informing SMEs how they can achieve greater firm innovativeness to become truly innovative organisations. It is envisioned that the suggested research will make a valuable and unique contribution to a very significant gap in the innovation and business strategy literature on three distinct levels: conceptual, theoretical, and practical. Moreover, by adopting a multidisciplinary approach, this paper will not only inform the ongoing research agenda on firm-level innovativeness; but will also underline, to innovation and business researchers, the added-value of extending their research lens to include applicable streams from other schools of thought.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Departments or Groups: RIKON (Research in Inovation, Knowledge & Organisational Networks)
Divisions: School of Business
School of Business > Department of Management and Organization
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2010 14:07
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2016 10:26

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