The Barriers and Consequences of Radical Innovations:Special Issue Editorial

Story, Vicky, Daniels, Kevin ORCID:, Zolkiewski, Judy and Dainty, Andrew (2014) The Barriers and Consequences of Radical Innovations:Special Issue Editorial. Industrial Marketing Management, 43 (8). 1271–1277. ISSN 0019-8501

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This article introduces the special issue on barriers and consequences of radical innovation (RI). Radical innovation, as distinct from more incremental forms of innovation, is increasingly important for organizations and national economies. However, firms face many challenges and barriers (both internal and external) which hinder their RI efforts, and result in significantly higher failure rates for RIs as compared with other forms of innovation. Individually and collectively, the twelve cross-disciplinary articles in this special issue provide a number of important contributions to the extant knowledge base. While most of the contributions focus on barriers, with a concomitant emphasis on enablers, some insights are also offered into the lesser examined area of consequences, particularly the unintended consequences of RI. The editorial concludes by summarizing key issues and presenting provocations for further research.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Work supported by ESRC seminar series grant (Successful Radical Innovation: From Ideas to Market; Grant reference number: RES-451-26-0496)
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Employment Systems and Institutions
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2014 09:32
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 00:10
DOI: 10.1016/j.indmarman.2014.09.001


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