A model for corporate renewal. Requirements for innovation management: Dissertation

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    Abstract

    The main object of this study is to increase the understanding of continuous corporate renewal. In this study, renewal refers to the process of companies aiming to reach a competitive edge through innovation. A broad definition of innovation includes product and service innovation as well as business model, management and organisational innovations. The study deals with innovation management, strategic renewal, organisational learning and organisational change and adaptation. It aims to provide an integrated view of these four distinct approaches related to corporate renewal. An ambidextrous corporate renewal model is then built on the basis of a theoretical framework where it is considered both possible and necessary to implement exploitation and exploration simultaneously and in the same organisation. The study was conducted as participatory action research simultaneously with a theoretical conceptual analysis during the research process. The empirical data were collected in the innovation management system and innovation strategy process development projects of the case study company. Furthermore, the innovation management system of the case study company was compared with the systems of four other companies in a multiple case study. Based on the theoretical framework and empirical requirement specifications, a new model of continuous corporate renewal was built. In this model, the exploitation and exploration approaches form the core of the front end of the innovation process. Both approaches share the same implementation stage. The model also features a continuously created shared understanding of vision and leveraging of the knowledge and resources of the organisation and its innovation network.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor Degree
    Awarding Institution
    • Lappeenranta University of Technology
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Kässi, Tuomo, Supervisor, External person
    Award date15 Dec 2010
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    Publisher
    Print ISBNs978-951-38-7418-6
    Electronic ISBNs978-951-38-7419-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeG5 Doctoral dissertation (article)

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    Renewal
    Innovation management
    Theoretical framework
    Exploration and exploitation
    Innovation
    Management innovation
    Management system
    Service innovation
    Shared understanding
    Innovation strategy
    Business model innovation
    Development projects
    Model management
    Strategic renewal
    Empirical data
    Integrated
    Multiple case study
    Product innovation
    Innovation networks
    Process research

    Keywords

    • innovation management
    • renewal strategy
    • organisational learning
    • change
    • ambidexterity

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    Apilo, Tiina. / A model for corporate renewal. Requirements for innovation management : Dissertation. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2010. 193 p.
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    Apilo T. A model for corporate renewal. Requirements for innovation management: Dissertation. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2010. 193 p.