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Title: The barriers and consequences of radical innovations: introduction to the issue
Authors: Story, Vicky
Daniels, Kevin
Zolkiewski, Judy
Dainty, Andrew R.J.
Keywords: Radical innovation
Barriers
Consequences
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: STORY, V. ... et al, 2014. The barriers and consequences of radical innovations: introduction to the issue. Industrial Marketing Management, 43 (8), pp. 1271 - 1277.
Abstract: This article introduces the special issue on barriers and consequences of radical innovation (RI). Radical innovation, as distinct from more incremental forms of innovation, is increasingly important for organizations and national economies. However, firms face many challenges and barriers (both internal and external) which hinder their RI efforts, and result in significantly higher failure rates for RIs as compared with other forms of innovation. Individually and collectively, the twelve cross-disciplinary articles in this special issue provide a number of important contributions to the extant knowledge base. While most of the contributions focus on barriers, with a concomitant emphasis on enablers, some insights are also offered into the lesser examined area of consequences, particularly the unintended consequences of RI. The editorial concludes by summarizing key issues and presenting provocations for further research.
Description: This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Industrial Marketing Management and the definitive published version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.indmarman.2014.09.001
Sponsor: We would like to acknowledge the ESRC for providing the funding for the seminar series (grant title: Successful Radical Innovation: From Ideas to Market; grant reference number: RES-451-26-0496).
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.indmarman.2014.09.001
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/18682
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.indmarman.2014.09.001
ISSN: 0019-8501
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