Towards a new perspective of managing ideas in front-end innovation as actor networks

Anna Rose Vagn Jensen, Christian Clausen, Liv Gish

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Abstract

For decades the innovation process in R&D organisations has been discussed. Product development processes is well-established in R&D organisations and improvements has been implemented through theories as Lean product development and agile methods. In recent decades, more diffuse processes have been identified as front-end innovation processes. The front-end innovation is distinguished from linear product development and characterised as more informal, unstructured, and unpredictable. This paper presents the preliminary results of a PhD project concerning idea management in front-end innovation of R&D organisations. Through theoretical and empirical investigations of managing activities of idea processes 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 organisational structures, technical features and design, creativity and social interaction. The analysis inputs an initial conceptualisation 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 publicationDS 75-3: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13) : Design For Harmonies
EditorsUdo Lindemann, Srinivasan V, Yong Se Kim, Sang Won Lee, John Clarkson, Gaetano Cascini
Number of pages10
Volume3
PublisherDesign Society
Publication date19 Aug 2013
Pages181-190
ISBN (Print)978-1-904670-46-9
Publication statusPublished - 19 Aug 2013
Event19th International Conference on Engineering Design - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 19 Aug 201322 Aug 2013

Conference

Conference19th International Conference on Engineering Design
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period19/08/201322/08/2013
SeriesProceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13)
Volume3
ISSN2220-4334

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Jensen, A. R. V., Clausen, C., & Gish, L. (2013). Towards a new perspective of managing ideas in front-end innovation as actor networks. In U. Lindemann, S. V, Y. S. Kim, S. W. Lee, J. Clarkson, & G. Cascini (Eds.), DS 75-3: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13): Design For Harmonies (Vol. 3, pp. 181-190). Design Society. Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13), Vol.. 3
Jensen, Anna Rose Vagn ; Clausen, Christian ; Gish, Liv. / Towards a new perspective of managing ideas in front-end innovation as actor networks. DS 75-3: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13): Design For Harmonies. editor / Udo Lindemann ; Srinivasan V ; Yong Se Kim ; Sang Won Lee ; John Clarkson ; Gaetano Cascini. Vol. 3 Design Society, 2013. pp. 181-190 (Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13), Vol. 3).
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Jensen, ARV, Clausen, C & Gish, L 2013, Towards a new perspective of managing ideas in front-end innovation as actor networks. in U Lindemann, S V, YS Kim, SW Lee, J Clarkson & G Cascini (eds), DS 75-3: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13): Design For Harmonies. vol. 3, Design Society, Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13), vol. 3, pp. 181-190, Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 19/08/2013.

Towards a new perspective of managing ideas in front-end innovation as actor networks. / Jensen, Anna Rose Vagn; Clausen, Christian; Gish, Liv.

DS 75-3: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13): Design For Harmonies. ed. / Udo Lindemann; Srinivasan V; Yong Se Kim; Sang Won Lee; John Clarkson; Gaetano Cascini. Vol. 3 Design Society, 2013. p. 181-190 (Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13), Vol. 3).

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Jensen ARV, Clausen C, Gish L. Towards a new perspective of managing ideas in front-end innovation as actor networks. In Lindemann U, V S, Kim YS, Lee SW, Clarkson J, Cascini G, editors, DS 75-3: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13): Design For Harmonies. Vol. 3. Design Society. 2013. p. 181-190. (Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13), Vol. 3).