Planning for innovation: A multi-level perspective

Michael D. Mumford, Katrina E. Bedell-Avers, Samuel Todd Hunter

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Abstract

Scholars continue to debate whether planning, in fact, contributes to creativity and innovation. In this chapter, we argue that planning is critical to innovation and will contribute to the generation of viable new ideas. Effective planning, however, must be based on an incremental approach involving a viable portfolio of projects. The implications of this model for the management of innovation at the organizational, group, and individual levels are discussed. Potential new directions for research are considered, along with the model's implications for the management of creative ventures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMulti-Level Issues in Creativity and Innovation
EditorsMichael Mumford, Katrina Bedell-Avers, Samuel Hunter
Pages107-154
Number of pages48
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 7 2007

Publication series

NameResearch in Multi-Level Issues
Volume7
ISSN (Print)1475-9144

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)

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    Mumford, M. D., Bedell-Avers, K. E., & Hunter, S. T. (2007). Planning for innovation: A multi-level perspective. In M. Mumford, K. Bedell-Avers, & S. Hunter (Eds.), Multi-Level Issues in Creativity and Innovation (pp. 107-154). (Research in Multi-Level Issues; Vol. 7). https://doi.org/10.1016/S1475-9144(07)00005-7