volume 18, issue 1, P45-54 2014
DOI: 10.1108/mbe-10-2013-0049
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Karl Joachim Breunig, Tor Helge Aas, Katja Maria Hydle

Abstract: Purpose-To guarantee alignment between ongoing activities and organizational goals, innovation management theory emphasizes management control and explicit innovation strategies as prerequisites for innovation performance. However, the theory on open services innovation emphasizes individual autonomy and incentives to foster open innovations. In this paper, we explore this inconsistency. Design/methodology/approach-We follow an explorative research design involving 25 semi-structured interviews in 5 large scal…

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