Where are we with? A dialectical theory on innovation

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Innovation, the development of new and useful ideas by individuals, teams, and organizations, lies at the heart of human adaptation.
Research produced a wealth of knowledge about how innovation emerges. This literature leads to one overwhelming summary: Innovation is paradoxical. As a step toward developing an integrative theory, we applied in 2009 a dialectic perspective to innovation to overcome limitations of dichotomous reasoning
and to gain a more valid account (Bledow et al., 2009). We would like to give an idea of where we are with this kind of theory. We point out that individuals, teams, and organizations need to self-regulate and manage conflicting
demands of innovation and that multiple pathways can lead to idea generation and innovation. Central to our theorizing at this moment are affective shift models and ambidextrous leadership for innovation.
TitelAbstract proceedings of the 16th EAWOP Congress 2013 : Imagine the future world: How do we want to work tomorrow?
HerausgeberGuido Hertel, Carmen Binnewies, Stefan Krumm, Heinz Holling, Martin Kleinmann
Anzahl der Seiten2
VerlagMünstersche Informations ‐ und Archivsystem multimedialer Inhalte
PublikationsstatusErschienen - 2013
Veranstaltung16th congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology - EAWOP 2013 - Münster, Deutschland
Dauer: 22.05.201325.05.2013
Konferenznummer: 16