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Self-managing the idea for innovation with the Innovator Action Grant Model (IAGM)

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jun 2019
Publication typeNot Eligible
EventEURAM European Academy of Management Conference 2019 - Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 26 Jun 201928 Jun 2019


ConferenceEURAM European Academy of Management Conference 2019
Abbreviated titleEURAM 2019


A rapidly changing operating environment challenges organizations constantly to develop products, services and processes, and also to create totally new innovations. This means that new information needs to be absorbed while new technology places novel competence demands on the actors. Furthermore, the space between the current situation and the future seems to be getting shorter. With four independent empirical research studies, this paper aims to build a comprehensive understanding through the theoretical premises of knowledge management, information technology management, change management and future research of the critical elements that support or hinder the innovativeness of the individual in organizations. According to this research, there is an organization development resource inside organizations. This paper emphasizes the individual’s role in the development process. However, the individual needs support for the innovation process and evaluation. Therefore, to identify and optimize the resources of the organization, the Innovator Action Grant Model (IAGM) guides the individual to evaluate his/her idea as well as the operations of the organization through different organization element lenses: knowledge creation and utilization, information technology adoption and future awareness. Nevertheless, the different suggestions for practices and the tools on offer only have value when they are implemented, through dialogue in the organization, which is discussed in this paper.


  • Knowledge management, knowledge utilization, information technology adoption, future awareness, change readiness, innovativeness, Knowledge utilization, Information technology adoption, future awareness, change readiness, innovativeness

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