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360 : Revista de Ciencias de la Gestión     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Academia Revista Latinoamericana de Administración     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Academy of Management Annals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 81)
Academy of Management Discoveries     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 38)
Academy of Management Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 286)
Academy of Management Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 59)
Academy of Management Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 258)
Academy of Strategic Management Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 38)
Administrative Science Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 151)
Advances in Management and Applied Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Africa Journal of Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
African Journal of Business Management     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
African Journal of Economic and Management Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Al Tijarah     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Journal of Business and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 51)
American Journal of Industrial and Business Management     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
American Journal of Mathematical and Management Sciences     Hybrid Journal  
American Journal of Operational Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
American Journal of Operations Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Aquaculture Economics & Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Asia Pacific Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asia Pacific Journal of Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Asia Pacific Management Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Management Research and Innovation     Full-text available via subscription  
Asian Business & Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Asian Journal of Management Cases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Asian Journal of Management Science and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Management Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Asian Journal of Technology Management     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Journal on Quality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Australasian Law Management Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Australasian Leisure Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Journal of Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Baltic Journal of Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
BMC Journal of Scientific Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Board Leadership     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Brigham Young University International Law and Management Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
British Journal of Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
BRQ Business Review Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Building & Management     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Built Environment Project and Asset Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Bulletin of Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts. Series in Management of Social and Cultural Activity     Open Access  
Business and Management Horizons     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Business and Management Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Business Management Analysis Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Business Management and Strategy     Open Access   (Followers: 38)
Business Perspectives and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Business Process Management Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
California Management Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Case Studies in Business and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Case Studies in Sport Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Central European Management Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Chinese Management Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Ciencias Administrativas     Open Access  
Coaching : Theorie & Praxis     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cogent Business & Management     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Collection Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Computational Management Science     Hybrid Journal  
Conference Quality Production Improvement     Open Access  
Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Construction Management and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Contabilidade, Gestão e Governança     Open Access  
Contaduría y Administración     Open Access  
Controlling & Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Controlling & Management Review : Zeitschrift für Controlling und Management     Full-text available via subscription  
Corporate Board : Role, Duties and Composition     Open Access  
Corporate Governance and Organizational Behavior Review     Open Access  
Corporate Governance and Sustainability Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Corporate Ownership and Control     Open Access  
Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Creativity and Innovation Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
Cross Cultural & Strategic Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management     Open Access  
Data and Information Management     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Decision : Official Journal of Indian Institute of Management Calcutta     Hybrid Journal  
Decision Analytics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Decision Analytics Journal     Open Access  
Desenvolve : Revista de Gestão do Unilasalle     Open Access  
Development Management     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dirāsāt : Jurnal Manajemen dan Pendidikan Islam     Open Access  
Disaster Prevention and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Ecological Management & Restoration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Economic Management Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Economics, Management, and Financial Markets     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Educational Management and Innovation Journal     Open Access  
Ekonomia i Zarzadzanie. Economics and Management     Open Access  
Electronic Government, an International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Engineering Management Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Engineering Management Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Engineering Project Organization Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Entrepreneurship Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Environmental Management     Open Access   (Followers: 53)
Environmental Quality Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Estudios Gerenciales     Open Access  
EuroMed Journal of Management     Hybrid Journal  
European Financial Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
European Journal of Business and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
European Journal of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
European Journal of Innovation Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
European Journal of Management Issues     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Management Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
European Management Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
European Sport Management Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Expert Journal of Business and Management     Open Access  
Financial Internet Quarterly     Open Access  
Fokus Bisnis : Media Pengkajian Manajemen dan Akuntansi     Open Access  
Foundations and Trends® in Technology, Information and Operations Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Foundations of Management     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Fundamental Management Journal     Open Access  
Future Business Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Future Studies Research Journal : Trends and Strategies     Open Access  
GECONTEC : Revista Internacional de Gestión del Conocimiento y la Tecnología     Open Access  
Gender in Management : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Gestión en el Tercer Milenio     Open Access  
Global Strategy Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Group & Organization Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Health Care Management Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Health Services Management Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Human Factors : The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
Human Resource Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 73)
Human Resource Management International Digest     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Human Resource Management Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 73)
Human Resource Management Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59)
ICU Director     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Engineering Management Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 117)
IIMB Management Review     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
IMA Journal of Management Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Independent Journal of Management & Production     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian Journal of Corporate Governance     Full-text available via subscription  
Industrial Management & Data Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Industrial Marketing Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Information Resources Management Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Information Systems Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Information Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Innovation & Management Review     Open Access  
Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
INOVATOR : Jurnal Manajemen     Open Access  
Intelligent Information Management     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance & Management: International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal for Quality Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Advances in Management Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Agile Systems and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Applied Management and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Applied Management Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Aviation Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Business and Data Analytics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Business and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
International Journal of Business Performance Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Business Science and Applied Management     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Commerce and Management     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Comparative Management     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Complexity in Leadership and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
International Journal of Conceptual Structures and Smart Applications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Conflict Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Construction Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Corporate Strategy and Social Responsibility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Cross Cultural Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Decision Sciences, Risk and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Decision Support Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Disaster Risk Science     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Educational Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Electronic Customer Relationship Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Electronic Governance     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Emergency Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Energy Sector Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Engineering Business Management     Open Access  
International Journal of Engineering Management and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Enterprise Network Management     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
International Journal of Environment and Waste Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Event and Festival Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Financial Services Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Forensic Engineering and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Global Business and Competitiveness     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Hospitality and Event Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Hospitality Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Human Resource Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Information Systems and Change Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Information Systems and Project Management     Free   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Information Technology Project Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Innovation Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Integrated Supply Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Intercultural Information Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Knowledge Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
International Journal of Knowledge-Based Organizations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Law and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)

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  • Transformational leadership and radical innovation for sustainability:
           mediating role of knowledge management capability and moderating role
           of competitive intensity

    • Authors: Md. Nurun Nabi , Liu Zhiqiang , Marium Akter
      Abstract: Drawing on the transformational leadership (TL) and knowledge-based view (KBV) theory, the present study investigates the impact of TL on radical innovation (RI) through the mediation of knowledge management capabilities (KMCs) and moderation of competitive intensity (CI) of textile and apparel industries with an Asian context. Data were collected from the relevant stakeholders of the industry-university collaboration teams with a structured survey questionnaire. Working with 304 textile and apparel industry respondents, structural equation modeling based partial least square (PLS-SEM) is used to test the conceptual framework. PLS-SEM technique was applied to test the hypothesis using Smart-PLS 3.8 packages program. The results proposed TL has a positive impact on KMC and RI. Furthermore, the study reveals KMC positively mediated the relationship between TL and RI. This mediation is conditional on the moderating role of CI for the KMC (knowledge acquisition capability + knowledge-sharing capability) path to RI. Conversely, moderation of CI is insignificant and does not influence on fostering RI. Leaders and managers have realized creative and innovative culture is built within the organizations by leader-follower collaboration through actual knowledge acquisition and knowledge sharing. Moreover, industry policymakers and practitioners establish the knowledge management department to enhance the innovation culture among the firms' stakeholders to encourage RI to sustain the global business market. The study has introduced KMC as a mediator and CI as a moderator in the proposed model between TL-RI and KMC-RI. Further, it explores the linkages between TL, KMC, CI and RI.
      Citation: Innovation & Management Review
      PubDate: 2022-04-28
      DOI: 10.1108/INMR-05-2021-0075
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • The soft skills bases in digital academic entrepreneurship in relation to
           digital transformation

    • Authors: Ana Garcez , Mário Franco , Ricardo Silva
      Abstract: Digital technology changes the organizational structure of traditional firms, creating opportunities for entrepreneurship. These modifications are known as “digital transformation” (DT). In addition, higher education institutions (HEIs) are altering the form of student–lecturer and teaching–learning interaction, where DT restructures the bases of soft skills (SS). Since SS are difficult to measure, this study aims to analyze the bases of SS for digital academic entrepreneurship, responding to the following research question: What are the bases of digital academic entrepreneurship and how are they formed' An extensive integrative review of the literature revealed that due to the editable, re-combinable, reprogrammable and generating nature of digital technology, the basis of DT, it is necessary to develop SS in higher education students. The results show that the competencies can be developed considering three major groupings: (1) individual characteristics, (2) cultural characteristics and (3) knowledge sharing. Since SS are not easily taught, this study shows how the use of digital tools can help and support this type of process. It is suggested, therefore, that those in charge of HEIs should use the pillars presented in the framework proposed here to guide their institutions' strategic planning. With these pillars in mind, the aim is to stimulate an entrepreneurial mentality in students and develop digital academic entrepreneurship. An innovative conceptual model of digital academic entrepreneurship is proposed from the perspective of SS, where the interlinking of those groupings is permeated by DT, as well as the disruptive role of digital technology, leading to the development of an entrepreneurial mentality in HEI students.
      Citation: Innovation & Management Review
      PubDate: 2022-04-26
      DOI: 10.1108/INMR-07-2021-0135
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Dynamic capabilities and business model innovation in sustainable family
           farming

    • Authors: Olívia Prado Schiavon , Márcia Ramos May , Andréa Torres Barros Batinga de Mendonça
      Abstract: The study aims to understand how dynamic capabilities (DCs) contribute to business model innovation (BMI) in sustainable family farming. The agrifood sector has been seeking solutions for the development of agroecological markets. Thus, the authors have analyzed the challenges imposed to innovation and sustainability strategic management and the value proposition to sustain the business over the years. Considering the complexity of organizations and through an exploratory multiple case study of initiatives identified in the Organic Fair of Curitiba’s Passeio Público, it was possible to analyze the evolution of the business models (BMs) and the fair itself. Furthermore, it was possible to identify the DCs within the influence of agroecosystem elements on the innovation development. Analyzing each case individually, the authors understood the different dimensions of the evolution of BMs considering the organizational complexity. The authors conclude that the balance between organizational practices and changes in the environment, engagement and learning plays a significant role in the developing competitive advantage. The same applies to the patterns that precede the development of DCs and BMs. The article investigates innovation in agroecological BMs from a dynamic capability perspective. The agroecological BM is a subject that is still little discussed in the literature. In addition, the authors chose a context that includes socioenvironmental aspects and a few specificities of family farming in Brazil.
      Citation: Innovation & Management Review
      PubDate: 2022-04-26
      DOI: 10.1108/INMR-07-2021-0136
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • The orchestration of dynamic capabilities in cleantech companies

    • Authors: Matheus Eurico Soares de Noronha , Diandra Maynne Ferraro , Leonardo Reis Longo , Scarlet Simonato Melvin
      Abstract: The aim of this article is to present a model for the orchestration of dynamic capabilities (ODCs) in cleantech companies that aim to obtain competitive advantage in the market. The authors present herein descriptive research guided by a qualitative multiple case study approach carried out with 12 cleantech companies. The results have showed that the ODC model is present in the product/process cycle, thus providing new capabilities and generating sustainable competitive advantage through the research categories presented. This study contributes to the literature on the ODCs through microfoundations based on evidence of companies inserted in technological and intensively dynamic contexts. This article demonstrates, through the ODC model, the main capabilities and characteristics of the assets of cleantech companies and how the process of renewing competencies to obtain competitive advantage occurs. The ODC model utilizes technological resources in the product/process cycle. Asset specificity and the capacity for innovation allow cleantech companies to explore regulatory loopholes, making their sustainable model innovative and obtaining competitive advantage through the renewal of entrepreneurial capabilities and competencies.
      Citation: Innovation & Management Review
      PubDate: 2022-04-12
      DOI: 10.1108/INMR-08-2021-0144
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Do HRM practices facilitate innovation' A qualitative study in a
           developing country

    • Authors: Ilhaamie Abdul Ghani Azmi , Junaidah Hashim
      Abstract: The purpose of this study is to examine the implementation of human resource management (HRM) practices that facilitate innovation in the public sector in a developing country. Qualitative method was engaged whereby a semi-structured interview was conducted to get the responses of two groups of employees which are top management and executive in two types of public organizations which are awarded and non-awarded. The collected data was later analyzed thematically. The results show that there are differences and similarities among the public agencies in terms of their implementation of HRM practices that facilitate innovation. Apparently, the awarded public agencies do follow HRM practices that really facilitate innovation such as local training, provide more types of rewards to their employees and set a higher minimum level of innovation in their performance evaluation. This research confines only 10 public agencies in Malaysia. Future studies might want to include a larger sample size to make the findings more extensive. It also would be interesting to know different approaches in HRM implemented in the private organizations as well as to examine their influences on performance and other organizational factors. Good and fair HRM practices such as training, reward and performance appraisal practices that focus on innovation facilitate and produce more innovative employees and organization innovation. Thus, public managers should implement them to a higher extent. To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this is the first study that aims to engage the qualitative method in understanding how HRM practices can facilitate innovation in a developing country.
      Citation: Innovation & Management Review
      PubDate: 2022-04-05
      DOI: 10.1108/INMR-09-2020-0122
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Why choose technology parks for business location in Pakistan

    • Authors: Sami Ullah , Abdul Sami , Tooba Ahmad , Tariq Mehmood
      Abstract: Technology parks (TPs) are used as a tool to improve economic outlook of the region through innovation generation. This study aims to evaluate the perception of tenants of TPs to determine the gap in the expectation and identify types of firms preferring to locate in a TP. This is the first study in Pakistan to collect data about perceived benefits of TPs in Pakistan from the decision-makers of 110 tenant firms. The cluster analysis and lift ratios are used to draw statistical inferences. The firms can be classified into three clusters – commercial-orientation firms, science and technology-oriented firms and young tech firms – with distinct needs for survival and growth in a TP. Moreover, TPs should not just be treated as property projects for providing support services, also knowledge sharing, training and development opportunities and proximity to hubs of knowledge and markets is vital to attract a variety of industry. Academia and policymakers have been equally interested in the potential impacts of these innovation hubs. However, there have been lack of empirical evidence on how and what to offer the incumbents of these TPs. The government of Pakistan is trying to build more TPs for promoting business activities under CPEC. Therefore, it is extremely important to determine the needs of tenants of TPs for successful utilization of huge amount of public money to be invested in TPs.
      Citation: Innovation & Management Review
      PubDate: 2022-04-04
      DOI: 10.1108/INMR-07-2021-0114
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Business model innovation for sustainability: a new framework

    • Authors: Rosaria Ferlito , Rosario Faraci
      Abstract: Sustainable business model innovation (SBMI) is a change in the way a firm operates in order to create positive impacts or to reduce negative consequences for the environment and the society. The aim of this paper is to explain what pathways a firm can take when it implements a sustainable business innovation process in line with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The article starts with the analysis of the existing literature about BMI and SBMI in order to extrapolate the main elements of these topics. Thanks to the combined information from academic and nonacademic sources, the study proposes a new framework. It is divided into three sectors: value proposition, value capture delivery and value capture according to the main studies about the business model. Regarding theoretical implications, this study contributes to developing a theory of both BMI and sustainable innovation. Indeed it helps in the understanding of the dynamic vision about how the business model changes in order to incorporate triple sustainability. From a practical view, the paper can serve as a guideline for corporate reorganization. The new framework differs from some recent academic efforts first of all for its theoretical characteristics: BMI construct and not business model concept is the core of the framework. The business model represents the subject of innovation, not its vehicle. Another unique aspect that can be derived from the approach adopted is that it links theoretical with practical sources.
      Citation: Innovation & Management Review
      PubDate: 2022-03-25
      DOI: 10.1108/INMR-07-2021-0125
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Sustainable innovation and inclusive business in Latin America

    • Authors: Maria Alejandra Pineda-Escobar
      Abstract: This exploratory research aims to analyze sustainable innovation in the context of inclusive business in Latin America. The study performs a summative content analysis of 22 inclusive businesses (IBs) of current Business Call to Action (BCtA) members in Latin America. Codes were created to identify the modification or introduction of sustainable products/services/processes. Data were analyzed using NVivo 12. Results show a prevalence of Colombian examples within Latin American inclusive business, and a more significant proportion in the agricultural sector, consistent with reports found in the literature. The authors found that sustainable innovation takes place when introducing new products/services/processes that respond to the needs of the bottom of the pyramid (BoP) population, or modifying existing processes and services to make them more sustainable. As most sustainable innovation literature is product-oriented and technically dominated, these results contribute to the newer works adopting a more comprehensive conception of innovation, providing empirical evidence at the product, service and process levels. The results provide insights on how inclusive businesses make adaptations to improve the sustainability of their supply chains to bring their products/services within reach of isolated and disadvantaged communities. The findings also suggest that sustainable product innovation in an inclusive business goes beyond a cost reduction objective. Tailored design reveals a hybrid socioeconomic goal with a high degree of local context embeddedness and precise attention to nascent specialized demand. The results could be of practical use for organizations that want to operate an inclusive business in BoP markets.
      Citation: Innovation & Management Review
      PubDate: 2022-03-23
      DOI: 10.1108/INMR-07-2021-0116
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • The innovative practices carried out in the collaborative complex of the
           city of Caruaru-PE

    • Authors: Wilma Lucineide da Silva , Letícia Barbosa de Mélo , Nelson da Cruz Monteiro Fernandes
      Abstract: The study aims to analyze the innovative practices carried out in the collaborative complex in the city of Caruaru-PE. The research is qualitative, carried out through a single-case study to analyze the innovative practices of Plural Colab. In data analysis, the authors have used the content analysis technique. The results demonstrate the explanatory strength of the approach to innovative practices, highlighting people's daily engagement in the real work of innovation, which usually goes unnoticed in traditional approaches and models. This study becomes essential given the need to research innovative management practices research. In addition, studies focused on innovation are generally directed to large companies, leaving aside the reality of micro and small business (MSBs) managers.
      Citation: Innovation & Management Review
      PubDate: 2022-02-22
      DOI: 10.1108/INMR-06-2021-0099
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Fundamental elements of university-industry interaction from a grounded
           theory approach

    • Authors: Rafaela Bürger , Gabriela Gonçalves Silveira Fiates
      Abstract: This work aims to analyze the university–industry interaction in innovation ecosystems. The problem under study addresses how agents can operate in university–industry interactions to enhance the connections, specifically in the aspect of operational mechanisms of an innovation ecosystem. The study is qualitative, applied through grounded theory approach, cross-sectional and multiple sources of evidence – semi-structured interviews were conducted. An explanatory conceptual model was subsequently compared with the literature and validated with specialists. The results showed that the university–industry interaction is influenced by several factors, such as networking, legal support, facilitating agents, management practices. Despite this, some other factors were identified for the improvement of U–I relationships, such as: strengthening of triple helix, greater legal certainty and encouragement of open innovation. The small sample size and the heterogeneity among the universities interviewed did not allow full saturation to occur. In spite of that, a significant level of saturation with respect to the challenges and barriers was observed. This work has a direct dialogue with researchers, managers and actors involved in university–industry interaction with regard to increasing the capacity for creation and dissemination of knowledge among organizations, educational institutions, government and companies. By adopting a grounded theory approach, a detailed research agenda addresses research needs in two main areas: activities that precede the interaction between universities and companies, and the organization and management of the consequences of collaborative relationships.
      Citation: Innovation & Management Review
      PubDate: 2021-12-22
      DOI: 10.1108/INMR-08-2021-0156
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Creating shared value: the case of innovability at Suzano in Brazil

    • Authors: Silvia Ferraz Nogueira De Tommaso , Vanessa Pinsky
      Abstract: This study aims to investigate how Suzano implemented shared value (SV) strategies to reconcile profitability and social welfare by joining innovation and sustainability. The authors use an exploratory, descriptive qualitative approach using the interactive qualitative analysis (IQA) method. IQA procedures and protocols were operationalized to get to Suzano's SV system. Primary data were collected through in-depth interviews. Content analyses were conducted with the support of Atlas.ti software. The most relevant findings of this research are (1) Suzano developed a unique strategy to spread collaborative and innovation mindset throughout the organization called “innovability”; (2) Suzano's effort to understand local community's demands and a collaborative work raised the companies' profitability and enabled prosperity for the community; (3) the IQA procedures and protocols enabled the development of a Suzano's SV system, composed of nine elements and their relationships. They are purpose-driven leadership, materiality matrix, social welfare, profitability, ecosystem, business results, social results, impact and sustainable economic development, (4) purpose-driven leadership is the system's driver. This study was limited to studying the implementation of the SV as a strategy to reconcile profitability and welfare. Despite the findings about the company's conflicts with local communities and the strategy with small family producers, other studies could evaluate the strategy of different stakeholders, such as the supply chain since Suzano is one of the leading companies of paper sales in Brazil. By using IQA protocols and the nine elements of this study, other researchers may replicate it to investigate the adoption of SV strategies in other organizations. The SV system developed in this study may be used by business leaders to disseminate the SV policies and practices in their organization. The company adopts the three forms of SV -reconceiving products and markets, redefining productivity in the value chain and developing clusters with the local community-as strategies for sustainable and collaborative management. Suzano was led to get involved with the problems and conflicts' root causes. By doing so, the company unlocked innovation as a driver to achieve sustainable and responsible management. For them, innovation is in service of sustainability, creating innovability. Both concepts are part of the whole organization culture and practice. Innovability is Suzano's essence, and SV strategies are the means to scale it. The originality of the paper relies on the method and techniques used to gather and analyze primary data, in which the unit of analysis (Suzano's SV strategy) was considered a system. Major findings were validated with research participants. By using IQA protocols and the nine elements of this study, other researchers may replicate it to investigate the adoption of SV strategies in other organizations.
      Citation: Innovation & Management Review
      PubDate: 2021-12-21
      DOI: 10.1108/INMR-07-2021-0120
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on approaches to innovation
           in the consulting industry: a grounded theory pilot study

    • Authors: Diane Laurette Kamning
      Abstract: There is a significant pressure on consulting businesses to produce innovative solutions and to assist their clients in producing innovative solutions for their organizational problems as well. In addition to that challenging need to innovate for survival and competition, as other contemporary firms, consultancies must face the global changes brought by the outbreak of the coronavirus infection since 2019. This qualitative pilot study aimed at exploring the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on the approaches to innovation in the consulting industry. Triggered from the literature gap on approaches to innovation in consultancies during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, a grounded theory approach was used to generate a theoretical explanation of how the COVID-19 is affecting the strategies and approaches of businesses in harnessing innovation opportunities from the perspectives of four professionals from an information technology (IT) consultancy in the USA. The findings of this pilot study showed that organizational leaders' increased responsiveness, a Job-To-Be-Done strategy, organizational support and team adaption are the keys to harvesting dynamic capabilities for better competition, even during global environmental changes. This implies that managers remain the main actors in a firm's efforts to harvest dynamic capabilities. Innovation strategists, business leaders and policymakers can confidently work together to implement novel and flexible work settings that integrate both social and economic advancements. Theoretical implications support the sustainable innovation strategy concepts and the Job-To-Be-Done theory. Finally, the substantive theory from this pilot study lays the ground for future research on approaches to innovation in the consulting industry.
      Citation: Innovation & Management Review
      PubDate: 2021-12-10
      DOI: 10.1108/INMR-05-2021-0076
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Technological and non-technological trends in fashion eco-innovations

    • Authors: Maria Laura Ferranty Mac Lennan , Eliane Fernandes Tiago , Cristina Espinheira Costa Pereira
      Abstract: The fashion industry is diverse and demands a high amount of resources and labor for its operation. It has powerful tools that can positively impact the environment and society as a whole. In this sense, it becomes necessary for fashion to adopt sustainable strategies quickly. One way would be the adoption of eco-innovations by companies in the sector. The objective of this research is to identify the main eco-innovation initiatives carried out by companies in the fashion sector and to verify what the trend is in the sector in relation to the types of eco-innovation, whether technological or non-technological in nature. To meet the objective, the sector’s sustainability reports are analyzed based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) initiative. The method used to treat the data is content analysis. The authors chose to use the GRI-G4 and GRI-Standards versions of the GRI structure, as they include topics relevant to its stakeholders. The analysis based on these criteria considers 18 reports prepared by four companies (Cia Hering, Grupo Malwee, Dudalina and Lojas Renner). From the data analysis, it was noticed that eco-innovations of technological trends prevail in Brazilian fashion, in the first place, those of process (24.56%), followed by eco-innovations of product (10.53%). The pressure exerted by internal or external stakeholders will be fueled by the current scenario of sustainable development, positively influencing the adoption of eco-innovation. This characteristic can be attributed to the fashion sector, since technological eco-innovations overlap with non-technological ones in all the years that make up the analysis. As limitations of this research, it is worth mentioning the availability of GRIs in the fashion sector. Even considering it a step forward, noting that larger companies support the adoption of these reports, it is important to highlight that only four companies make up the available database (Cia Hering, Lojas Renner, Dudalina and Malwee). From the adoption of the dissemination of sustainability reports by other organizations, the base could be expanded. From this study, practical questions emerge that can contribute to managers and companies in the Brazilian fashion sector. Initially, the focus on eco-innovations is predominantly related to the technological component, with an emphasis on process eco-innovations. In this sense, business actions seek to resolve the accusations normally attributed to the sector, such as the adoption of unsustainable practices. For example, in cotton production, firms use large amounts of pesticides and water, despite the sector being accused of not taking proper responsibility regarding sustainability related issues. Investment in eco-innovations indicates a positive attitude and change resulting from pressure and the need to return the market to society’s demands for more sustainable production technologies with less environmental impact. The originality of the study lies in the systematization of a GRI analysis model applied to measure eco-innovations in fashion. Through the applied methodology, it is possible to emphasize that eco-innovations of technological trend prevail in the industry, first in processes and then in product development.
      Citation: Innovation & Management Review
      PubDate: 2021-12-02
      DOI: 10.1108/INMR-12-2020-0177
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Lessons from the fastest Brazilian unicorn

    • Authors: André Luiz Tavares Damasceno , Cristiano Morini , Gean Lucas Pannellini
      Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to analyze the process of why a Brazilian digital startup company reached unicorn status the fastest. After the literature review, the authors conducted the questionnaire containing 13 questions used in 18 in-depth interviews conducted in the case study. Saturation point combined with the independent and in-depth analysis of the researchers is used to achieve internal and external validity. The primary data collected underwent an analytical approach, followed by a resource-based view (RBV). RBV does not deal with time. There is a gap in the literature and an opportunity here: to analyze the fastest company to become a unicorn under the RBV lens. The case reveals that value can be found in traditional sectors, as is the case of the real estate sector. This is a case of a company in the direct home-buying space. The contribution of this paper is both practical, with the seven lessons, and theoretical. Resources allocated to a specific context in a specific geographic region shift the attention away from the absolute value of resources to the timing of aggregating them. Thus, the contribution accounting for time is new to the RBV. The originality lies in the analysis of the dynamics of digital businesses with exponential growth.
      Citation: Innovation & Management Review
      PubDate: 2021-11-25
      DOI: 10.1108/INMR-05-2021-0070
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Barriers and facilitators of technological eco-innovations: a multilevel
           analysis in a Brazilian cosmetics company

    • Authors: Franciany Cristiny Venâncio Dugonski , Cleonir Tumelero
      Abstract: This study analyzed the multilevel barriers and facilitators of technological eco-innovations. The authors carried out an in-depth case study in a Brazilian cosmetics company, recognized for its eco-innovative initiatives, which has the technological eco-innovation of products as a central sustainability strategy. The results contribute to the existing literature, showing that multilevel analysis is effective for minimizing barriers and increasing facilitators, especially through the company's adoption of an eco-innovation strategy and planning methodologies. The authors identified four groups of barriers: market, raw material, governmental and company's internal factors; and four groups of facilitators: legislation, market and technological innovation, communication and environmental management. The original research results contribute both to the literature and to the companies that aim to implement eco-innovative measures. The results showed that the adoption of innovation strategies and planning methodologies by the company can minimize barriers and enhance facilitators. In addition the fact is that barriers and facilitators of implementing eco-innovations are dynamic factors that require continuous monitoring since they can be a barrier in one circumstance and a facilitator in another.
      Citation: Innovation & Management Review
      PubDate: 2021-11-23
      DOI: 10.1108/INMR-07-2021-0131
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Blockchain: an EOM approach to reconciliation in banking

    • Authors: Vedapradha R , Hariharan Ravi
      Abstract: The study aim is to evaluate the contribution of Blockchain technology (Cryptobanking) using expected operating model (EOM) to address the pain points in reconciliation at middle and back-office operational levels in assessing the significance of this technology on return on investment. A structured questionnaire was designed to collect primary data using a stratified sampling method from 120 respondents working in leading Investment banks operating in the geographical locality of urban Bangalore. Demographic variables, accounting variables, data reporting variables, approach variables, variables of EOM were considered to validate the hypothesis with the help of statistical tools, namely ANOVA, and Multiple Stepwise Regression Analysis. The results obtained confirm that there is significant difference in reconciliation with implementation of an innovative business process. Financial analysis is the highest predictor of ROI when integrated with technology as the adapted Blockchain innovation in reconciliation is the most influencing factor in enhancing, improving ROI playing a pivotal role in the Investment banks. Blockchain technology (Cryptobanking) facilitates in transforming the reconciliation process of these banks with improved operational efficiency. Blockchain and settlement platforms offer inter-organization solutions facilitating in the reconciliation of various transactions in real-time through a trust-based network in the form of digital settlements with better consortiums.
      Citation: Innovation & Management Review
      PubDate: 2021-11-17
      DOI: 10.1108/INMR-05-2020-0060
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Linking corporate social responsibility, cooperation and innovation: the
           triple bottom line perspective

    • Authors: Telma Mendes , Vítor Braga , Aldina Correia , Carina Silva
      Abstract: Drawing on the resource-based view (RBV) and knowledge-based view (KBV) theories, this study contributes to deepen the knowledge that corporate social responsibility (CSR) exerts on firms' innovation, considering the role played by cooperation. The research also seeks to ascertain the factors that influence the development of business cooperation. The database used is the Community Innovation Survey (CIS, 2014) applied in the European Union (EU) during the time period 2012–2014. A sample of 7083 Portuguese firms were analyzed through the partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM). The results suggest that CSR positively relates with firms' innovation, and business cooperation partially mediates this relationship. The outcomes also reveal that investing in certain types of innovation activities increases the firms' willingness to cooperate. The findings contribute to encourage an open innovation strategy as an easy and effective way to cope with rapid trends and changes, since it demonstrates the complementary between innovation and cooperation, as sources of value creation. From a triple bottom line (TBL) perspective, it also highlights that CSR must include social, economic and environmental initiatives, and should be a part of the firms' innovation strategy. As a result, managers who intend to contribute for society in the long term should plan, monitor and manage all CSR dimensions.
      Citation: Innovation & Management Review
      PubDate: 2021-10-01
      DOI: 10.1108/INMR-03-2021-0039
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Innovation climate, human capital and dynamic capacities: interrelations
           between innovation antecedents

    • Authors: Eduardo Márcio Santos Galdino da Silva , Alessandra Ferrari Weber , Marina Figueiredo Moreira , Severino Moreira da Silva
      Abstract: The purpose of this article is to investigate the interrelationships between innovation climate and human capital in the development of dynamic capabilities related to innovation. The study presents a set of concepts about variables involved in the innovation process and their interrelationship, addressing the analysis of international scientific production related to the antecedents of the innovation climate, human capital and dynamic capabilities. A review of the literature from 1998 to 2018 was carried out, using descriptive statistical methods, at first, and qualitative analysis of the results in order to visualize the current configuration of the field of study of innovation background. The results demonstrate a significant number of studies relating human capital and dynamic capabilities and little quantitative significance in studies relating to a climate of innovation and dynamic capabilities. The research describes how the dynamic capabilities of innovation have been approached in a conceptual model based on the perspective of human capital and innovation climate. The study did not contemplate the analysis of the interrelationship between the resource configuration construct and the dynamic innovation capacities (part of the gap pointed out by Tuzovic, Wirtz and Heracleous (2018), constituting a perceptible limitation of the analyzes carried out in this article. The influence of the innovation climate construct and its relationship with dynamic innovation capabilities deserves greater attention in research with an empirical approach, constituting a field to be explored by scientific research in organizations. The research sought to investigate the gap involving the interrelations between innovation climate and human capital in the development of dynamic capabilities related to innovation, indicating the need for further empirical studies on the subject.
      Citation: Innovation & Management Review
      PubDate: 2021-09-21
      DOI: 10.1108/INMR-06-2019-0087
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Integrated co-creation process with multiple stakeholders in innovation
           networks

    • Authors: Sergio Takahashi , Vania Passarini Takahashi
      Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to study the organizational processes in co-creation with multiple stakeholders within the scope of innovation networks. It consists of analyzing the necessary adaptation of organizational processes and to structure a proposal of an integrated process. This paper is a review article, an analysis of relevant articles in the areas of co-creation with multiple stakeholders, innovation networks, dynamic capabilities and organizational aspects linked to network organization which reflect on the main differences by relating them to the relevant literature. Identification of related processes: Innovation development, knowledge integration/sharing, Co-evolution, Value Co-creation, Value Capture, Stakeholders capabilities, and elements of an integrated process in an innovation network. Proposition of an integrated co-creation process with multiple stakeholders in an innovation network based on dynamic capabilities with the elements of literature and an analysis of the model variables. This process makes it possible, before reconfiguring the network itself, to create and to define the Project in an integrated manner. They also promote an evolution in the commitment, in the relationship and in the sharing of knowledge among the stakeholders and in the anticipation and evaluation by the stakeholders.
      Citation: Innovation & Management Review
      PubDate: 2021-08-31
      DOI: 10.1108/INMR-10-2020-0142
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Orchestrators of innovation networks in the city level: the case of Pacto
           Alegre

    • Authors: Julhete Mignoni , Bruno Anicet Bittencourt , Silvio Bitencourt da Silva , Aurora Carneiro Zen
      Abstract: This paper investigates the roles and activities of the orchestrators of innovation networks constituted within cities. In this sense, the authors expected to contribute for research related to the roles and activities of the orchestrators of innovation networks constituted in the scope of cities given the large number and diversity of complex and multiple dimensions social actors (Castells & Borja, 1996; Reypens, Lievens & Blazevic, 2019). The authors conducted an exploratory research with a single case study in depth. The case chosen for the paper is the case of Pacto Alegre. The case selection criterion was the relevance of the Pacto Alegre Case in the construction of an innovation network in the city of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The Pacto Alegre network was proposed by the Alliance for Innovation (composed of the three main Universities in the city: UFRGS, PUCRS and UNISINOS) and by the Municipality of Porto Alegre. In addition to these actors, the network counts on financial and development institutions as sponsors, with media partners, with design partners, with an advisory board (composed of five professionals considered references in different themes) and composed by more than 100 companies, associations and institutions from different areas (Pacto Alegre, 2019). Data were collected from 09/20/2020 to 11/30/2020 through in-depth interviews, documentary research and non-participant observation. In this research, the authors highlighted the city as a community that involves and integrates various actors, such as citizens and companies, to collaborative innovation activities. For this, they proposed a framework on innovation networks and network orchestration. In this direction, seven dimensions of the “orchestration of innovation networks” were assumed as a result of the combination of previous studies by Dhanaraj and Parke (2006), Hurmelinna-Laukkanen et al. (2011) and da Silva and Bitencourt (2019). In the sequence, different roles of orchestrators associated with the literature were adopted based on the work by Pikkarainen et al. (2017) and Nielsen and Gausdal (2017). The authors’ results advance in relation to other fields by promoting the expansion of the “orchestration of innovation networks” model with the combination of distinct elements from the literature in a coherent whole (agenda setting, mobilization, network stabilization, creation and transfer of knowledge, innovation appropriability, coordination and co-creation) and in the validation of its applicability in the context of the innovation network studied. In addition, when relating different roles of orchestrators to the seven dimensions studied, it was realized that there is no linear and objective relationship between the dimensions and roles of the orchestrator, as in each dimension there may be more than one role being played in the orchestration. Therefore, the findings suggest two theoretical contributions. First, the authors identified a role not discussed in the literature, here called the communicator. In the case analysis, the authors observed the communicator role through functions performed by a media partner of the innovation network and by a group of civil society engaged in the city's causes. Second, the authors indicated a new dimension of orchestration related to the management of communication in the innovation network and its externalities such as p. ex. civil and organized society, characteristic of an innovation network set up within a city. Although several studies have proposed advances in the understanding of the orchestration of innovation networks (Dhanaraj & Parkhe, 2006; Ritala, Armila & Blomqvist, 2009; Nambisan & Sawhney, 2011; Hurmelinna-Laukkanen et al., 2011), the discussion on the topic is still a black box (Nilsen & Gausdal, 2017). More specifically, the authors identified a gap in the literature about the role and activities of actors in the city level. Few studies connected the regional dimension with the roles and activities of the orchestrators (Hurmelinna-Laukkanen et al., 2011; Pikkarainen et al., 2017), raising several challenges and opportunities to be considered by academics and managers.
      Citation: Innovation & Management Review
      PubDate: 2021-07-15
      DOI: 10.1108/INMR-01-2021-0002
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Impact assessment of innovation tax incentives in Brazil

    • Authors: Daniel Gama e Colombo , Helio Nogueira da Cruz
      Abstract: This paper evaluates the effects of tax incentives on business innovation in Brazil that were established by Law 11,196/05 (the “Fiscal Incentives Law”) to test whether they have had a positive impact on beneficiary firms' innovation input and output and on their performance. The policy impacts are estimated using microdata on 13,706 firms available in the 2008 and 2011 editions of the Brazilian Innovation Survey (PINTEC) and by applying propensity score matching with difference-in-differences. The results suggest a positive and statistically significant impact of the policy on research and development (R&D) expenditures (average of approximately US$ 264,000 in 2011), the number of research staff (average of five researchers) and total employment (approximately 5% of the beneficiary firms' mean size). However, no impact was found on the overall spending on innovative activities, the percentage of sales and exports from new products, net revenue or net revenue per employee. The findings provide empirical support in favor of tax incentives as a policy tool to boost business innovation in the country. However, the absence of significant effects on innovative activities expenditures and on most indicators of innovation output and firms' performance reveals shortcomings of the policy that need to be addressed. The study complements and advances the findings of previous studies by assessing policy impact on total innovative activities expenditures and on innovation output and firm performance.
      Citation: Innovation & Management Review
      PubDate: 2021-06-30
      DOI: 10.1108/INMR-11-2020-0167
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Knowledge transfer in technological innovation clusters

    • Authors: Vania Lopes Simoes Fioravanti , Fabricio Stocker , Flavio Macau
      Abstract: The aim of this research is to analyze the knowledge transfer process in technological innovation clusters. The problem of the study addresses how organizations can act in a network to enhance experiences and gains, particularly in the aspect of knowledge management. The study is qualitative, applied through a case study, cross-sectional and multiple sources of evidence – semistructured interviews, nonparticipant observation and analysis of documents and secondary institutional data. The case analyzed was the Technology Park of São José dos Campos, in Brazil, involving private companies, governmental organizations, universities and research institutions. The results reinforce the arguments that the transfer of knowledge is influenced by factors, facilitators or inhibitors such as: cooperation, relationship with institutions, workforce mobility and geographical proximity, influencing the competitiveness and performance of the organizations in the cluster. This study advances the knowledge management literature in network environments, especially in technological innovation clusters, systematizing and highlighting the facilitating and inhibiting dimensions of knowledge transfer. The present work has a direct dialogue with the managers and actors involved in the governance of these organizational arrangements with regard to increasing the capacity for creation and the dissemination of knowledge among organizations, educational institutions, government and companies. There is a presence of aspects indicating that knowledge goes beyond borders through dynamic and collaborative structures, reinforcing the premise that clusters must be perceived as an evolutionary system, whose result of interactions leads to a superior joint capacity.
      Citation: Innovation & Management Review
      PubDate: 2021-06-30
      DOI: 10.1108/INMR-12-2020-0176
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Internet of services-based business model: a case study in the livestock
           industry

    • Authors: Jacqueline Zonichenn Reis , Rodrigo Franco Goncalves , Epaminondas de Souza Lage , Irenilza de Alencar Nääs
      Abstract: Considering the relevance of innovative business models in the digitally transformed market and the lack of clarity on the internet of services (IoS) contribution for a business model deployment in current literature, this study aims to fill this gap by evaluating a business model that converges to an IoS adoption in a direct sale of free-range eggs from farmers to consumers. From the bibliographical research regarding the IoS and business model, the authors developed an IoS-based model framework. The framework has been evaluated in a real business scenario by using a single case study through an interview with the entrepreneur and documental analysis. As the main result, a framework with the attributes can be considered a tool for an IoS-based business model deployment. The case study concluded that the business is aligned with the IoS adoption, and the framework presents adherence to it. The case study was limited to only one company owing to the IoS’s novelty and the lack of correlated business models. Although the case study limits to the agriculture field, the proposed framework may be broadly applied. Considering that the lack of a comprehensive business model causes new businesses to face challenges, it is relevant bringing up the present case study of the IoS-based business model, which correlates these two subjects, still poorly explored in the scientific literature: IoS and business models.
      Citation: Innovation & Management Review
      PubDate: 2021-06-11
      DOI: 10.1108/INMR-11-2020-0166
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • What companies can learn from unicorn startups to overcome the COVID-19
           crisis

    • Authors: Cristina Doritta Rodrigues , Matheus Eurico Soares de Noronha
      Abstract: This paper aims to search measures that unicorn startups have implemented during the pandemic and show what lessons can be learned to help entrepreneurs and small and medium businesses to overcome the crisis. The method is a multiple case study with five unicorn startups. This study collected data through interviews and analyzed them by the content analysis technique. The findings show that the pandemic affects negatively unicorns’ businesses; that a digital business model innovation affects them positively; and that innovations moderate positively the negative impact of the crisis. Most interviewees hold operational positions. Three actions stand out to overcome the crisis: adoption of new digital platforms; strategies to increase the network of partners; and adaptations in the provision of payment services. The cases show that entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises need to develop capabilities to innovate in their business models, and digitalization is a solution to face the crisis and overcome it in the future.
      Citation: Innovation & Management Review
      PubDate: 2021-06-10
      DOI: 10.1108/INMR-01-2021-0011
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Orchestrating frugal eco-innovation: the plethora of challenges and
           diagnostics in lean startups of emerging economies

    • Authors: Syed Mudasser Abbas , Zhiqiang Liu
      Abstract: Sustainable development research assumes that startups, under extreme financial constraints, cannot sacrifice resources now for benefits later without risking their survival. Furthermore, their non-compliance with environmental regulations adds fuel to the fire. This paper aims to explore the challenges faced by startups in resource-scarce economies and the innovative ways of coping with these challenges. The data for the study was collected through 17 semi-structured interviews taken from startup owners and industry experts based in Pakistan and Bangladesh. The transcribed data were coded through NVivo 12 and themes were generated by merging 47 open and 14 axial codes. The findings show that a lack of government support and lack of organisational readiness and motivation significantly affect startups’ frugal eco-innovation. Empirical evidence reveals problems related to the business ecosystem, and internal organisational issues also contribute to challenges faced by startups in attaining a competitive position in the industry. The study’s findings suggested leveraging dynamic capabilities can help lean startups in frugal eco-innovation. Furthermore, organisational cohesion, business ecosystem, government regulations and assistantship, organisational mismanagement and market realisation are decisive in startups’ competitive position in emerging economies. The findings of the study will result in a higher adoption rate of more competitive business models, and hence, startups’ sustainability. The results would be an effective and efficient deployment of sustainable technological solutions, creating more customer and shareholder value leading to economic growth. This research offers a comprehensive analysis of frugal eco-innovative startups by exploring the interplay between different challenges and organisational capabilities. Furthermore, the study contributes to the existing body of knowledge by providing empirical evidence that eco-innovation can be conducted in a resource-constrained environment. This study challenged the scholarly and managerial assumption of the availability of finances as a significant player in eco-innovation. The study also links the Darwin theory of startups to a competitive edge over rivals for startups’ survival.
      Citation: Innovation & Management Review
      PubDate: 2021-06-10
      DOI: 10.1108/INMR-11-2020-0171
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • National culture and innovation: a multidimensional analysis

    • Authors: Aline Espig , Igor Tairan Mazzini , Clarice Zimmermann , Luciano Castro de Carvalho
      Abstract: This study aims to examine the relationships between the different national culture dimensions presented by Hofstede and innovation data by country to analyze which characteristics of national culture dimensions contribute to the country becoming more innovative. The study is characterized as descriptive and quantitative, using multiple linear regression equations as data analysis technique. To carry out the analysis, this study made use of secondary data from Hofstede’s national culture database, data on innovation indicators from the Global Innovation Index and population data from the World Bank database. The analysis comprises data from 2015 to 2018. National culture affects innovation rates positively. The most favorable situation to boost innovation is when there is a low distance from power, high individualism, femininity characteristics, low aversion to uncertainty, long-term orientation and a higher level of indulgence. The temporal analysis comprises a wider list of countries from all continents, which had not been considered in previous studies.
      Citation: Innovation & Management Review
      PubDate: 2021-06-08
      DOI: 10.1108/INMR-09-2020-0121
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Innovation orientation and performance of small and medium-sized
           enterprises (SMES) in Ghana: evidence from manufacturing sector

    • Authors: Kassimu Issau , Innocent Senyo Kwasi Acquah , Robert Ipiin Gnankob , Zulaiha Hamidu
      Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to assess the influence of innovation orientation dimensions on the performance of manufacturing small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Ghana. Probability sampling technique, particularly, simple random method, was used for this study. Approximately, 81% response rate was achieved from a total sample size of 346. Furthermore, PLS-SEM technique was used to determine the relationships among the study variables. The result showed that market innovation significantly predicted SMEs’ performance. Conversely, non-significant positive nexus was established between process innovation and SMEs’ performance as well as product innovation and SMEs’ performance. Based on the outcome, the stakeholders in the SME sector should aim at improving their market, products and process innovations. Despite the importance attached to the employment of innovation in the SME sector by scholars in the extant literature, studies involving dimensions of innovation orientation on SMEs’ performance were not much seen in literature. This study enriched literature by determining the relationships between the innovation orientation dimensions and SMEs’ performance.
      Citation: Innovation & Management Review
      PubDate: 2021-06-04
      DOI: 10.1108/INMR-07-2020-0092
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Combinatorial analysis of eco-innovation drivers in slaughterhouses

    • Authors: Marcelo Fernandes Pacheco Dias , Juliany Souza Braga
      Abstract: Literature on eco-innovation brings insights that help to understand which factors trigger innovation focused on sustainability in companies. However, when analyzing the studies that comprise such drivers, it appears that most of them were focused only on describing them in isolation. Therefore, this study aims to understand which are the combinations of drivers that favor the adoption of eco-innovation in slaughterhouses located in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. This study has used the crisp-set qualitative comparative analysis (csQCA) as the data analysis technique, in addition to the previous application of Most Similar Different Outcome/Most Different Same Outcome (MSDO/MDSO). This study identified eight internal and external drivers that explain the differences in performance of eco-innovative and non-innovative slaughterhouses. These drivers generate 13 combinations of factors capable of favoring the adoption of five types of eco-innovation. A limitation identified was the difficulty to obtain information held by companies on environmental issues. In addition, in each company the authors only approached one respondent. The use of combinations is identified by companies and governmental and non-governmental organizations to promote eco-innovation in slaughterhouses. This study may be considered original for its contribution to the improvement of eco-innovation literature by describing how the drivers identified combine to favor the adoption of certain types of eco-innovation. In addition, the authors also made an original use of csQCA, linked with MSDO/MDSO, in the field of eco-innovation.
      Citation: Innovation & Management Review
      PubDate: 2021-05-19
      DOI: 10.1108/INMR-07-2020-0094
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Wearable technologies in the fashion value ecosystem: a conceptual model

    • Authors: Rosiane Serrano , Larissa Fortunati , Daniel Pacheco Lacerda
      Abstract: The fashion sector is complex. It involves multiple actors with distinct and potentially conflicting interests, forming a value ecosystem. Thus, knowing the interested parties and belonging to the fashion sector may be a means to promote technological innovation, such as products with wearables. The purpose of this paper to identify the participants of the fashion ecosystem from the perspective of wearable technologies and develop a conceptual model. The present work aims to identify the participants (actors) and develop a conceptual model of the fashion ecosystem from the perspective of wearable technologies. The systematic literature review is the recommended method to qualitatively analyze documents and identify the interested parties (actors) in the fashion sector in order to design the proposed conceptual model. From the studies, the conceptual model of the fashion value ecosystem was designed, and the wearable product was considered its core business. The studies identified addressed ecosystems of fashion value in general but not specific to wearable products and their relations with other complementary industries. The model was designed using secondary data only. Its validation is relevant through interviews with experts. In terms of relevance, when conducting a systematic literature review, there were no studies that included wearable technologies in the fashion ecosystems discussed and their relations with other industries. The topic of wearables is an emerging subject that needs further research aiming to insert this technology in productive sectors.
      Citation: Innovation & Management Review
      PubDate: 2021-11-22
      DOI: 10.1108/INMR-02-2020-0020
      Issue No: Vol. 19 , No. 2 (2021)
       
  • Social business and social innovation: the Brazilian experience

    • Authors: Graziella Maria Comini , Rosa Maria Fischer , Edison Quirino D'Amario
      Abstract: The aim of this article is to contribute to the field of social businesses, particularly considering the dimension of social innovation. The authors adopted a qualitative approach, whose purpose is to gather in-depth insights into a problem to understand its contextual elements and interrelations. The authors used an exploratory descriptive design and a multiple case study, which allows the identification of similarities and differences in the research subjects. They developed a scale that enables the classification of the operation logic of the social businesses analyzed. It became evident that social businesses present a few differences in their modus operandi: those based on a social logic are more concerned with the generation of socio-environmental value, however with small-scale innovation; in contrast, social business guided by a market logic do not intend to generate socio-environmental value in different dimensions and are more concerned with the wider range of their innovations. This research analyzed social businesses from a founder and manager perspective and did not comprise all stakeholders. The purpose of this study was not to measure the effective impact generated by innovation, but to understand its potential to generate socio-environmental value. The generation of socio-environmental value and the strategies to expand practices of social innovation are associated with the operation logic of social business. The created scale allowed the classification of social businesses in terms of operation logic (greater emphasis on market or social aspects) and proposes a few dimensions to evaluate a socio-environmental innovation.
      Citation: Innovation & Management Review
      PubDate: 2021-07-15
      DOI: 10.1108/INMR-06-2020-0081
      Issue No: Vol. 19 , No. 2 (2021)
       
  • Cross-cutting best practices for new product development (NPD) in
           turbulent environments: the effects of integration and co-creation

    • Authors: Mateus Panizzon , Gabriel Vidor , Maria Emília Camargo
      Abstract: Continuous understanding of the best practices associated with new product development is a constant research opportunity to advance knowledge in the field, as far as changes in the business environment and the increasing turbulence level in different market segments create and reposition the importance of practices over time. Based on a systematic review, the study aimed to analyze the 100 most relevant articles published in international journals on new product development (NDP), identifying new patterns on the best practices for new product development and the types of relationship involved in NPD. Among the several practices observed in the literature, the analysis point to a larger group of studies that converge on the identification of a positive and significant relationship in integration – simultaneously – between supplier, company, customers and strategic alliances and the performance of NPD. These results support integration as a cross-cutting and structural best practice for NPD, as long as it is constituted as a capacity, mainly applied in highly turbulent environments. This approach supported the proposition of a new framework. Organizations will be able to implement the proposed framework to NPD strategy in order to prioritize resources in best practices, aiming to increase the performance of new product development. The adoption of integration and co-creation practices for the development of new products expands the possibilities of economic and social development, based on the involvement of the actors in this network. This model had not yet been proposed in the literature, filling a gap in the agenda for future studies.
      Citation: Innovation & Management Review
      PubDate: 2021-07-13
      DOI: 10.1108/INMR-04-2020-0053
      Issue No: Vol. 19 , No. 2 (2021)
       
  • The process of opening innovation networks: open innovation at Embrapa
           Florestas

    • Authors: Filipe Carvalho Vieira , Leandro R.C. Bonfim , Aline Cristina da Cruz
      Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to map the process of opening an innovation network in the context of the Brazilian agroforestry sector. Qualitative case study of the open innovation network Embrapa Florestas (17 semi-structured interviews, observation and documentary data). Social network analysis (SNA) of the open innovation network from primary data is available at Embrapa Florestas’ system. Three primary triggers to the opening process of Embrapa Florestas’ innovation network were identified. The process starts with an innovation network with closed network characteristics. The process of opening the innovation network is motivated by a restructuring in its source of fundraising (trigger 1), by the change in strategic orientation toward the internationalization of its network activities (trigger 2) and by opening the black box of its innovation with greater proximity to the productive sector and partner universities (trigger 3). Comparing the pre-opening and post-opening networks (open innovation network), sociometric data allows us to verify that the opening of the innovation network presents better density, clustering and centrality indexes for the network as a whole and for the Embrapa Florestas specifically. This is one of the first studies that aims to investigate the transition from a closed innovation network to an open innovation network by a public research institute. It may also be considered innovative because it presents practical and managerial relevance – in addition to contributions to public policy makers – which allows for improvements in the development of innovation and technology in the country's strategic sectors.
      Citation: Innovation & Management Review
      PubDate: 2021-07-13
      DOI: 10.1108/INMR-05-2020-0057
      Issue No: Vol. 19 , No. 2 (2021)
       
  • Junior enterprise and entrepreneurial behavior in Brazil

    • Authors: Gustavo Hermínio Salati Marcondes de Moraes , Edson Sadao Iizuka , Anne Kathleen Lopes da Rocha , Amanda Mecchi Diaféria
      Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to analyze what is the influence of the junior enterprise environment on the entrepreneurial profile and intention of university students and what is the difference in the entrepreneurial behavior between students who participated and students who did not participate in junior enterprises. A quantitative approach based on multivariate data analysis using confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modeling was applied to a sample of 549 respondents. Participation in junior enterprises influences the development of the students’ entrepreneurial profile more than their entrepreneurial intention. This study presents which behavioral characteristics are mostly developed with participation in a junior enterprise. The questionnaire with perception conditions and self-assessment indicators; data collection by a single cross-sectional research design; the scope of the research, which did not use a probabilistic sampling. Practical implications are to assist higher education institutions in having a more accurate understanding of the role of junior enterprises in stimulating university entrepreneurship. To implement an effective entrepreneurial education, stimulating junior companies can be a fundamental action for the HEIs, and this is valid for courses in all areas. Entrepreneurial education in a practical context, as in the case of a junior company, can increase entrepreneurial intention. This research fills a research gap on the uncertainty of the effectiveness of entrepreneurial education in developing the entrepreneurial behavior and entrepreneurial intention of students, at least when considering the junior company as part of entrepreneurial education in the university context, presenting a robust quantitative methodology and a large sample in a developing country.
      Citation: Innovation & Management Review
      PubDate: 2021-05-31
      DOI: 10.1108/INMR-09-2020-0119
      Issue No: Vol. 19 , No. 2 (2021)
       
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