Accéder directement au contenu Accéder directement à la navigation
Article dans une revue

Beyond the Generation of Ideas: Virtual Idea Campaigns to Spur Creativity and Innovation

Abstract : Firms striving to maintain high rates of innovation need a continuous flow of new ideas. This is resulting in the establishment by large firms of IT platforms to generate ideas for innova- tion, and to encourage employees and customers to participate in innovation contests. However, there has been little published research on the use of IT platforms for idea genera- tion by employees, and it is unclear whether they facilitate in-house innovation. The purpose is to investigate how firms use IT platforms internally to generate ideas, and how their use contributes to the innovation process in large firms. We rely on data from two collaborative research projects in the automotive industry: Volvo Cars and Renault. We found that both firms used IT platforms as campaigns to promote innovation and to involve employees in the innovation process. The findings suggest that these virtual idea campaigns support innovation in large firms mainly by (1) encouraging employee creativity in idea generation and (2) involving employees and top managers simultaneously in the innovation process. This paper contributes to idea management systems theory by highlighting the importance of virtual idea campaigns for the firm's innovation process, and their dual role.
Type de document :
Article dans une revue
Liste complète des métadonnées
Contributeur : Sophie Hooge <>
Soumis le : mardi 22 juillet 2014 - 17:30:29
Dernière modification le : jeudi 24 septembre 2020 - 17:00:03

Lien texte intégral



Anne Elerud-Tryde, Sophie Hooge. Beyond the Generation of Ideas: Virtual Idea Campaigns to Spur Creativity and Innovation. Creativity and Innovation Management, Wiley, 2014, 23 (3), pp.290-302. ⟨10.1111/caim.12066⟩. ⟨hal-01032451⟩



Consultations de la notice