IJIMT 2013 Vol.4(6): 551-559 ISSN: 2010-0248
DOI: 10.7763/IJIMT.2013.V4.460

Toward an Innovation Management Framework: A Life-Cycle Model with an Idea Management Focus

L. El Bassiti and R. Ajhoun
Abstract— 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.

Index Terms— Innovation management, idea management, life cycle, creativity & knowledge, collaboration & learning.

Lamyaa El Bassiti is with University Mohammed V – Souissi, Morocco (e-mail: elbassitilamyaa@gmail.com).

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Cite: 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. 551-559, 2013.

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