The nature of innovation and implications on innovation management

  • Klaus-Peter S
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In this paper the complexity of the object innovation will be considered through discussing different definitions and characteristics from a technological, process and social perspective. It is argued that the outcome of innovation cannot be planned and the management of innovation is a process of mastering uncertainty. Examples in the text shall illustrate that these characteristics are phenomenon that can be found in work practice. The paper concludes with implications for the management of innovation.

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  • Schulz Klaus-Peter

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