Framing the Effectiveness of Innovation Management: A Knowledge Management Perspective

Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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From Knowledge Management to Learning Organization to Innovation: The Way Ahead!, 2015, pp. 170 - 181
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Framing the effectiveness of innovation management processes is of great imporlance to any organization. The role of Knowledge Management in evaluating the effectiveness of innovation management is discussed from a gap analysis perspective. In addition, the chapter presents a method for the identihcation of any gaps which may exist in organìzational innovation management processes. The existence of such gaps may adversely affect the expected outcome of tl're innovation management process. The chapter also explores any distinction between the organizational/irnplementers' perception of innovation managelnent processes and consumers'/recipients' perception of innovation management outputs. Finally, the study seeks to identifu other management characteristics associated with the success or otherwise of innovation management in organizations. In so doing, the imporlance of addressing issues arising from knowledge management is addressed.
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