Innovations and Organizations: Critical Perspectives

Andrew H. Van De Ven, Everett M. Rogers

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This article presents an overview of research on innovations and organizations in order to suggest future research directions. Within recent years a considerable amount of research has been conducted on the topic of innovation in organizations. We are critical of past research on innovation in organizations, and call for a focus on process research in future investigations of this topic. We call for moving from a stage-by-stage conception of the innovation process to a dynamic, continuous conception in which the variables involved in innovation are sequenced and analyzed through time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)632-651
Number of pages20
JournalCommunication Research
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1988

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