Innovation Processes in Business Networks: Managing by Francesca Ricciardi

By Francesca Ricciardi

In today’s networked economic climate, every one association is increasingly more formed through the approach of its long term company interactions. Innovation tactics can't be effectively designed and controlled except the advanced impacts of commercial networking on innovation tactics and innovation-related performances are basically understood. yet extant theories on enterprise networks are fragmented, and every of them, taken singularly, offers purely partial or terrible figuring out of the affects of commercial networking on innovation performances. in keeping with qualitative examine on 3 exemplary worst practices and on specialist panel dialogue and validation, Francesca Ricciardi develops novel quantitative types during this theory-building paintings to give an explanation for innovation performances in numerous interorganizational networks.

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In fact, some papers say that rewards are beneficial to creativity, whilst others say that they are detrimental; some papers say that a relaxed environment is fundamental, whilst others highlight the positive role of anxiety; some state that autonomy is necessary, but others claim that structured rules must be present; some stress the role of strong network bonds, whilst others demonstrate the importance of loose bonds, and so on. The literature survey, in other words, yields a fragmented picture, both on the side of antecedents and on the side of consequences of creativity in organizational settings.

This performance-oriented definition, rooted in psychological studies dating back to the 1950s, is the one that seems most commonly accepted or implied in management studies, according to the collected sample of writings. Some authors complement this definition with a wider list of possible outcomes of creativity: Woodman, Sawyer and Griffin (1993), for example, say that organizational creativity is “the creation of a valuable, useful new product, service, idea, procedure, or process”. The problem with these definitions is that they imply that creation processes are not understandable as creative if their outcomes are not perceived as useful: as anticipated before, this type of definition would prevent us from considering consider creative all those projects by Leonardo Da Vinci that remained useless for centuries!

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