Towards a New Framework of Idea Management as Actor Networks

Anna Rose Vagn Jensen

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Abstract

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 front-end 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
Title of host publicationThe XXIV ISPIM Conference - Innovating in Global Markets: Challenges for Sustainable Growth
Number of pages11
PublisherLappeenranta University of Technology Press
Publication date2013
ISBN (Print)978-952-265-421-2
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventThe XXIV ISPIM Conference 2013: Innovating in Global Markets: Challenges for Sustainable Growth - Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 16 Jun 201319 Jun 2013

Conference

ConferenceThe XXIV ISPIM Conference 2013
LocationHelsinki
CountryFinland
CityHelsinki
Period16/06/201319/06/2013

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Front-end
Innovation
Theoretical framework
Network structure
Conceptualization
Creativity
Managers
Management of innovation
Employees
Organizational structure
Actor-network theory
Empirical investigation
Social interaction

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Jensen, A. R. V. (2013). Towards a New Framework of Idea Management as Actor Networks. In The XXIV ISPIM Conference - Innovating in Global Markets: Challenges for Sustainable Growth Lappeenranta University of Technology Press.
Jensen, Anna Rose Vagn. / Towards a New Framework of Idea Management as Actor Networks. The XXIV ISPIM Conference - Innovating in Global Markets: Challenges for Sustainable Growth. Lappeenranta University of Technology Press, 2013.
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