The Banality of Organizational Innovations: Embracing the Substance–Process Duality

Raghu Garud, Marja Turunen

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Abstract

Organizational phenomena are dogged by a paradox that originates from the substance–process duality. Should we view phenomena as substances or as processes? We propose that there is utility in viewing them as both. Such a view, when applied to innovations and organizations, highlights the interrelationship between the two. To theorize about this interrelationship, we offer narratives of innovations as intra-active boundary objects as a way to entertain the banality of organizational innovations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-38
Number of pages8
JournalInnovation: Management, Policy and Practice
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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