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Already There? Cultivating Emergent Places for Radical Innovation in Operations

  • Jennie Andersson SchaefferEmail author
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Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 255)

Abstract

This chapter proposes a way of understanding and cultivating places for radical innovation in operations. This chapter describes how, organisations can, instead of letting an innovation laboratory be its single economic and managerial priority, foster a decentralised, varied and emergent palette of places in use where radical innovation can occur. The chapter suggests that this can be done in lean production facilities and radical innovation be balanced with incremental innovation.

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Further Readings

  1. One inspirational text that is easy accessible is Fayard, A.-L. and Weeks, J. (2011) “Who Moved My Cube? Creating workspaces that actually foster collaboration” in Harvard Business Review issue July–August. Also recommended to read is Nonaka, I., & Konno, N. (1998). The concept of ‘Ba’: building a foundation for knowledge creation. The dissertation Spaces for Innovation (Schaeffer, 2014) will give a deeper insight in the study presented here and a guide to the photo-elicitation interview on page 52 ff.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of innovation, Design and EngineeringMälardalen UniversityEskilstunaSweden

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