Towards a New Framework of Idea Management as Actor Networks

Anna Rose Vagn

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Management of innovation idea development in front-end innovation of R&D organizations has shown to be a challenging task. This paper presents the preliminary results of a PhD project concerning idea management in frontend innovation of R&D organizations. Through theoretical and empirical investigations of managing activities in front-end idea development, an indicative analysis in the perspective of actor network theory is performed. The analysis show how managers and employees navigate in a complex environment of organizational structures, technical features and design, creativity and social interaction. The analysis inputs an initial conceptualization of a new theoretical framework of idea management. The theoretical framework suggests a dynamic network structure comprised of the dimensions of space, content, and process.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2014
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event24th ISPIM Innovation Conference: Innovating in Global Markets: Challenges for Sustainable Growth - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 16 Jun 201319 Jun 2013
Conference number: 24


Conference24th ISPIM Innovation Conference
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