O'Reilly logo

Innovation Management by J. Paulo Davim, Carolina Machado, Kim Tokarski, Andrea Gomes Santos, Ana Lúcia Rodrigues, Andreas Ninck, Jorge Silva Correia Neto, Felix Adamu Nandonde, Adrian Mäder, Galinoma Lubawa, Manuel Laranja, Pamela John Liana, Christian Kunz, Dominic Hurni, Ana Paula Ferreira, Jairo Dornelas, Filomena Brás, Aykut Berber, Neeta Baporikar

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Adrian Mäder, Christian Kunz, Andreas Ninck, Dominic Hurni, and Kim Oliver Tokarski*

1 The Link between Technological Focus and Innovative Capacities

Abstract: The common perception of innovation is colored by the mental image of high-tech laboratory facilities whose emphasis on cutting-edge technology is understood as proof of their ability to innovate. Does this perception reflect actual reality? This study uses expert interviews to operationalize the terms ‘technological focus’ and ‘innovative capacities’, whose presumed link is investigated in a series of qualitative interviews at companies in the service sector. The interviews reveal no immediate correlation between either variables.

1.1 Introduction

It seems a truism that the evolution ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required