Management Control, Innovation and Strategic Objectives

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dc.contributor.author Berhausen, Nico Peter
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-03
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-03T11:50:29Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-03T11:50:29Z
dc.date.issued 2012-12-03
dc.identifier.isbn 9788792977069
dc.identifier.isbn 9788792977076
dc.identifier.issn 0906-6934
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8588
dc.description.abstract Many studies have focused on the topic of product innovation. As a key element of how industrial organisations work, of how competition is shaped and how economic growth is realised, innovation provides an interesting research field, which will never be fully explored. Industrial organisations explore these grounds through strategic processes in which objectives should guide product development processes. Ideas, alternatives or decisions form these processes in which heterogeneous actors need to be aligned and coordinated towards the final product innovation. Heterogeneity is a key aspect here; different, new technologies, conflicting objectives, different opinions and different management practices for example, are part of this process. Although these elements have been studied extensively in extant research, I identify several gaps in the existing literature, which I in turn strive to fill with this thesis. First, a perspective of the interactions in innovation processes is needed with a focus on control mechanisms and the mobilisation of strategic objectives. Secondly, focusing on control, the way calculative boundaries are created and explored and how these may be overcome needs more development and empirical insights. Thirdly, the interaction of control mechanisms and the coordination of product development networks through these interactions lack empirical insights and build an interesting research ground. I do not provide a holistic framework or a contingent perspective of how organisations should manage innovation. Rather I discuss the many ways in which product development networks become convergent through the interaction of control mechanisms, which may act as a vehicle or translator of strategic objectives... en_US
dc.format.extent 431 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.publisher Copenhagen Business School en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries PhD Series;40.2012
dc.title Management Control, Innovation and Strategic Objectives en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt12dec03 lbjl en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Produktion og Erhvervsøkonomi en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort PEØ en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Operations Management en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort OM en_US
dc.publisher.city Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2012 en_US
dc.title.subtitle Interactions and Convergence in Product Development Networks en_US


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