Control Measures Employed in Technology Transfer in Open Innovation

By Hanuv Mann, Uma Kumar and Inder Jit Singh Mann.

Published by The Organization Collection

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The evolution of the innovation process in organizations has long eluded a ‘comfortable’ degree of control from a managerial point of view. With the advent of open innovation and the introduction of new issues such as interplay of collaborative inputs and intellectual property rights, the role of organizational control of innovation processes seems to increase in importance for a business. It is hypothesized that the level of process control and quality management methods employed decrease the variability and unpredictability of the innovation processes and technology transfer processes and help regulate the forms of the same. The research paper attempts to further corroborate this hypothesis with the special case of an evolving open innovation model. Questions such as how various quality management techniques ‘fit’ technology transfer approaches, and how control measures help stabilize and align innovation to strategic business goals are explored as well.

Keywords: Innovation, Technology Transfer, Control, Quality Management

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 9, Issue 9, pp.181-190. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.209MB).

Hanuv Mann

MBA Student, Sprott School Of Business, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Uma Kumar

Professor, Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Professor (Dr.) Uma Kumar is a Full Professor of Management Science and Technology Management and Director of the Research Centre for Technology Management at Carleton University. Dr. Kumar has published over 160 articles in journals and refereed proceedings. Her ten papers have won best paper awards at prestigious conferences. She has won Carleton’s prestigious Research Achievement Award and twice, the Scholarly Achievement Award. Recently, she won the teaching excellence award at Carleton University. Dr. Kumar is the recipient of a number of research grants from reputed research funding agencies.

Inder Jit Singh Mann

PhD Student, Sprott School of Business, Carleton Univeristy, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


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