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Locating the Weak Points of Innovation Capability before Launching a Development Project

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-38
JournalInterdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


Before launching a development project to enhance innovation capability, it is essential to know how innovation capability is comprehended. This paper suggests a procedure to locate the development targets of organizational innovation capability before making decisions on projects. First, from the viewpoint of practice‐based innovation, an understanding of the concept of innovation capability is provided. Further, the suggested classification for innovation capability provides a basis for developing the measurement instrument. Finally, to answer the research question of how an innovation intervention should be targeted, this paper uses practical experiences of implementing the procedure in the setting of a single case company.

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