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, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp 17-31

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Orchestration of network instruments: a way to de-emphasize the partition between incremental change and innovation?

  • Trond HagaAffiliated withInternational Research Institute of Stavanger (IRIS) Email author 

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Incremental change and innovation are often regarded as two separate concepts, with some interconnections. Based on two practical cases that emphasize respectively incremental change and innovation, the article discusses whether a division between these concepts can be maintained. Action research is seen as having a central role, offering an integral working method in industrial networks.