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.
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||24th ISPIM Innovation Conference: Innovating in Global Markets: Challenges for Sustainable Growth - Helsinki, Finland|
Duration: 16 Jun 2013 → 19 Jun 2013
Conference number: 24
|Conference||24th ISPIM Innovation Conference|
|Period||16/06/2013 → 19/06/2013|