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    Proposing a Meta-Theoretical Framework for Innovation Research

    Costello, Gabriel J. and Donnellan, Brian (2012) Proposing a Meta-Theoretical Framework for Innovation Research. In: EURAM 2012 Conference, 6-8 June 2012, Rotterdam.

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    The importance of theory in the management discipline is the subject of ongoing debate and there have been recent calls for novel conceptualizations to stimulate research. In the area of innovation, one of the main conclusions of the influential Minnesota studies was the need to develop a metatheory. This paper examines the role of theory in the development of the research agenda for the area of innovation. Our approach is to build on the seminal work of the Minnesota studies and on the innovation perspectives of Carl Slappendel. The result of the study is a proposition that Ecological Systems Theory (EST) addresses many of the gaps that emerged from the analysis of the literature. Consequently the paper makes a contribution by developing a meta-theoretical framework for the study of innovation derived from the EST schemata.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Keywords: Meta-Theoretical Framework; Innovation Research; Ecological Systems Theory;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Innovation Value Institute, IVI
    Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 10842
    Depositing User: Prof. Brian Donnellan
    Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2019 13:54
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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