A discourse analysis of innovation in academic management literature

Beata Ulrica Segercrantz, Karl-Erik Sveiby, Karin Berglund

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The chapter explores the academic management discourse of innovation in high impact articles. Innovation is approached as a discursive terrain where discourses compete to ascribe meanings to innovation. The study shows that innovation is mainly constructed as a positive concept in management literature and the chapter broadens the scope by analysing and problematizing the academic management discourse of innovation. More specifically, the analysis shows that management research of innovation is self-referential; it primarily focuses on benefits for the innovating organization by promoting accelerated innovation, effective self-preservation practices and a faith in the good result of innovation. What is constructed here is a potential self-reinforcing circle driving organizations to innovate faster and faster. The authors argue that research needs to acknowledge and explore what innovation leads to beyond the immediate economic interests of organizations. This would help scholars to identify blind spots, and to invite research which rejects the pro-innovation bias in order to extend research agendas to also include undesirable effects of innovation and possibilities to reduce them.
Alkuperäiskielienglanti
OtsikkoCritical studies of innovation : Alternative approaches to the pro-innovation bias
ToimittajatBenoit Godin, Dominique Vinck
Sivumäärä20
JulkaisupaikkaCheltenham, UK
KustantajaEdward Edgar
Julkaisupäivä2017
PainosFirst
Sivut276-295
ISBN (painettu)9781785366963
ISBN (elektroninen)9781785367229
TilaJulkaistu - 2017
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA3 Kirjan tai muun kokoomateoksen osa

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Segercrantz, B. U., Sveiby, K-E., & Berglund, K. (2017). A discourse analysis of innovation in academic management literature. teoksessa B. Godin, & D. Vinck (Toimittajat), Critical studies of innovation: Alternative approaches to the pro-innovation bias (First toim., Sivut 276-295). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Edgar.
Segercrantz, Beata Ulrica ; Sveiby, Karl-Erik ; Berglund, Karin. / A discourse analysis of innovation in academic management literature. Critical studies of innovation: Alternative approaches to the pro-innovation bias. Toimittaja / Benoit Godin ; Dominique Vinck. First. toim. Cheltenham, UK : Edward Edgar, 2017. Sivut 276-295
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Critical studies of innovation: Alternative approaches to the pro-innovation bias. toim. / Benoit Godin; Dominique Vinck. First. toim. Cheltenham, UK : Edward Edgar, 2017. s. 276-295.

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