A discourse analysis of innovation in academic management literature

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dc.contributor.author Segercrantz, Beata Ulrica
dc.contributor.author Sveiby, Karl-Erik
dc.contributor.author Berglund, Karin
dc.contributor.editor Godin, Benoit
dc.contributor.editor Vinck, Dominique
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-03T10:13:01Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-03T10:13:01Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Segercrantz , B U , Sveiby , K-E & Berglund , K 2017 , A discourse analysis of innovation in academic management literature . in B Godin & D Vinck (eds) , Critical studies of innovation : Alternative approaches to the pro-innovation bias . First edn , Edward Edgar , Cheltenham, UK , pp. 276-295 . https://doi.org/10.4337/9781785367229.00025
dc.identifier.other PURE: 78941151
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dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-2430-3060/work/40380889
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/310858
dc.description.abstract The chapter explores the academic management discourse of innovation in high impact articles. Innovation is approached as a discursive terrain where discourses compete to ascribe meanings to innovation. The study shows that innovation is mainly constructed as a positive concept in management literature and the chapter broadens the scope by analysing and problematizing the academic management discourse of innovation. More specifically, the analysis shows that management research of innovation is self-referential; it primarily focuses on benefits for the innovating organization by promoting accelerated innovation, effective self-preservation practices and a faith in the good result of innovation. What is constructed here is a potential self-reinforcing circle driving organizations to innovate faster and faster. The authors argue that research needs to acknowledge and explore what innovation leads to beyond the immediate economic interests of organizations. This would help scholars to identify blind spots, and to invite research which rejects the pro-innovation bias in order to extend research agendas to also include undesirable effects of innovation and possibilities to reduce them. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Edward Edgar
dc.relation.ispartof Critical studies of innovation
dc.relation.isversionof 9781785366963
dc.relation.isversionof 9781785367229
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dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 512 Business and Management
dc.subject innovation
dc.subject pro-innovation bias
dc.subject discourse analysis
dc.title A discourse analysis of innovation in academic management literature en
dc.type Chapter
dc.contributor.organization Swedish School of Social Science Subunit
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.4337/9781785367229.00025
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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