In a turbulent and more competition-oriented
environment, organizations need to develop their ability to
adapt quickly. To be able to adapt, an organization must, of
course, enhance its innovativeness and successful innovation
requires to be planned carefully. Even if some researchers treat
the early stages of innovation as “fuzzy” because of their
uncertainty, others suppose that well structured processes must
be used and we agree with this last view.
This paper presents a theoretical construct, defined as a
new idea management lifecycle that aims to support all
activities of the Front End of innovation, from insight to idea
validation. This lifecycle consists of four key parts: four stages,
followed by decision points "Gates", knowledge engine that
enable learning to occur and flow, and contextual factors to
keep alignment with organization's strategy, goals, needs... Next,
a new innovation lifecycle that cover all the innovation activities
was introduced. This innovation lifecycle forms the basis of a
new emerging innovation management framework.
Innovation management, idea management,
life cycle, creativity & knowledge, collaboration & learning.
Lamyaa El Bassiti is with University Mohammed V – Souissi, Morocco
L. El Bassiti and R. Ajhoun, "
Toward an Innovation Management Framework:
A Life-Cycle Model with an Idea Management Focus," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 4, no. 6, pp.