Advanced

Contextual analysis as support for successful innovation in complex environments

Bednar, Peter LU and Welch, Christine (2007) In Organizational Dynamics of Technology-Based Innovation: Diversifying the Research Agenda p.149-162
Abstract
In order to survive and thrive, organizations need to adapt, re-invent themselves and therefore innovate. However many intentional efforts to bring about innovation do not succeed. In order to be successful, innovation requires the support of individuals throughout the environment in which it is emerging. However, in many cases such support is not forthcoming for a variety of reasons. In this paper, the authors discuss a number of barriers which may inhibit the success of innovative practice. They then discuss a role for Contextual Analysis as means to target individual engagement, and present an example of a method which could be used to conduct such analysis.
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
publishing date
type
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding
publication status
published
subject
keywords
Contextual Analysis, Contextual Inquiry, Systems Analysis, Organizational Analysis, Organizational Learning, Individual Learning, Strategic Systemic Thinking, SST, Complex Systems
in
Organizational Dynamics of Technology-Based Innovation: Diversifying the Research Agenda
editor
McMaster, Tom; Wastell, David; Ferneley, Elaine; DeGross, Janice I.; ; ; and
pages
149 - 162
publisher
Springer
external identifiers
  • scopus:34547887262
ISBN
978-0-387-72803-2
language
English
LU publication?
yes
id
10a7ea06-9b3e-47f2-8592-95c42d1da22b (old id 1484990)
date added to LUP
2009-10-08 09:06:56
date last changed
2017-01-01 07:59:46
@inbook{10a7ea06-9b3e-47f2-8592-95c42d1da22b,
  abstract     = {In order to survive and thrive, organizations need to adapt, re-invent themselves and therefore innovate. However many intentional efforts to bring about innovation do not succeed. In order to be successful, innovation requires the support of individuals throughout the environment in which it is emerging. However, in many cases such support is not forthcoming for a variety of reasons. In this paper, the authors discuss a number of barriers which may inhibit the success of innovative practice. They then discuss a role for Contextual Analysis as means to target individual engagement, and present an example of a method which could be used to conduct such analysis.},
  author       = {Bednar, Peter and Welch, Christine},
  editor       = {McMaster, Tom and Wastell, David and Ferneley, Elaine and DeGross, Janice I.},
  isbn         = {978-0-387-72803-2},
  keyword      = {Contextual Analysis,Contextual Inquiry,Systems Analysis,Organizational Analysis,Organizational Learning,Individual Learning,Strategic Systemic Thinking,SST,Complex Systems},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {149--162},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {Organizational Dynamics of Technology-Based Innovation: Diversifying the Research Agenda},
  title        = {Contextual analysis as support for successful innovation in complex environments},
  year         = {2007},
}