The routinization of innovation research: A constructively critical review of the state-of-the-science

N Anderson*, CKW De Dreu, BA Nijstad

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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In this review we argue that facilitators of innovation at the individual, group, and organizational levels have been reliably identified, and that validated process models of innovation have been developed. However, a content analysis of selected research published between 1997 and 2002 suggests a routinization of innovation research, with a heavy focus on replication-extension, cross-sectional designs, and a single level of analysis. We discuss five innovative pathways for future work: Study innovation as an independent variable, across cultures, within a multi-level framework, and use meta-analysis and triangulation. To illustrate we propose a 'distress-related innovation' model of the relations between negatively connotated variables and innovation at the individual, group, and organizational levels of analysis. Copyright (C) 2004 John Wiley Sons, Ltd.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)147-173
Aantal pagina's27
TijdschriftJournal of Organizational Behavior
Nummer van het tijdschrift2
StatusPublished - mrt.-2004
Extern gepubliceerdJa

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