Innovation and Ontologies

Structuring the Early Stages of Innovation Management

  • Authors
  • Angelika C. Bullinger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-6
  2. Roadmap for the Fuzzy Front End

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-9
    2. Pages 10-32
    3. Pages 129-131
  3. Ontology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Pages 134-142
    3. Pages 143-159
    4. Pages 160-161
    5. Pages 162-171
  4. Design Science Ontology Lifecycle

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-198
    2. Pages 229-252
  5. Results: The OntoGate

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-255
    2. Pages 256-258
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 335-407

About this book


Innovation requires a balanced amount of openness and structure, especially in its early phases. Ontologies as logical representations of knowledge bear the potential of bridging this obvious dilemma and provide a promising approach to significantly improve management during the early stages of the innovation process.

Angelika C. Bullinger examines ontologies as an approach to modeling, analyzing and comparing the fuzzy front end of innovation management, in particular idea assessment and selection. She uses an extensive array of theories and methods, combining the knowledge bases of business administration and information systems. Starting from theoretical informatics, she elaborates, applies and tests a methodology for ontology development for use in business management. Based on empirical data, she models ontologically the moment of idea assessment and selection on a company-specific, industry-typical and generic level. Included are action-oriented implications for the implementation of the methodology in business reality.


Innovation Innovationsmanagement SME assessment business administration fuzzy Front end innovation management technology roadmap

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Gabler Verlag | GWV Fachverlage GmbH, Wiesbaden 2009
  • Publisher Name Gabler
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-8349-1249-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-8349-9920-7
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