Responsive Innovation: Using Networks of Key Stakeholders to Collectively Sense Issues

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    Abstract

    Although the importance of stakeholder networks has been recognized in recent years, a non-teleological model that incorporates their collective sensing into innovation processes has so far not been developed. Hence, this paper argues that traditional linear and sequential innovation models are insufficient in hypercompetitive environments. Instead, it is proposed that companies should ground their innovation processes in the collective sensing of frontline-employees and customers that operate around the organizational periphery. This frames the concept of responsive innovation, where key stakeholders engaged in the organization’s ongoing business activities collectively identify issues that central managers subsequently can resolve.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2014
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventStrategic Management Society 34th Annual International Conference. SMS 2014 - Madrid, Spain
    Duration: 20 Sep 201423 Sep 2014
    Conference number: 34
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    Conference

    ConferenceStrategic Management Society 34th Annual International Conference. SMS 2014
    Number34
    CountrySpain
    CityMadrid
    Period20/09/201423/09/2014
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