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Innovation Exposed

Case Studies of Strategy, Organization and Culture in Heterarchies

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIV
  2. Sarah Schoellhammer
    Pages 1-5
  3. Sarah Schoellhammer
    Pages 7-50
  4. Sarah Schoellhammer
    Pages 51-74
  5. Sarah Schoellhammer
    Pages 75-171
  6. Sarah Schoellhammer
    Pages 173-200
  7. Sarah Schoellhammer
    Pages 223-228
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 229-244

About this book

Introduction

Collectively led companies are considered more flexible, faster and more innovative. But how are innovations developed in heterarchical, that is non-hierarchical or agile organizations? What can we learn for classical innovation management and organizations? In a multiple case study approach, Sarah Schoellhammer describes the innovation practices of one small, two medium-sized and two large distinctive European heterarchies from different industries. Their non-hierarchical innovation mechanisms are analyzed across the five cases and compared to classic innovation management along the dimensions strategy and direction, structures and processes, as well as culture and leadership. The author develops a model on innovation in heterarchies, being exposed rather than sheltered, and describes implications for practitioners of innovation and organization in more classic organizations on the individual, project team, and organizational level.

Contents

  • The State of Research: Innovation in Different Forms of Organization
  • The Research Design and Methods: How Innovation in Heterarchies Was Investigated
  • The Results: Describing Innovation in Individual Heterarchies and Across the 5 Case Study Organizations
  • The Learnings: Discussion of Findings, Implications for Practitioners, and Further Research
  • The Conclusion: Organizing and Innovating in the Future

Target Groups

Researchers, students, and practitioners in the fields of innovation management, organization, and management

The Author

Sarah Schoellhammer works as project leader innovations in the automotive area and gives lectures in innovation and organization.  

Keywords

Innovation Management Organizational Development New Work Holacracy Non-Hierarchical Agile Organization Case Study

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.WürzburgGermany

About the authors

Sarah Schoellhammer works as project leader innovations in the automotive area and gives lectures in innovation and organization.  

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