When you stand on a crossroad of two disciplines, how do you make one aware of the potential leverage from the other? It may be easer when one uses the jargon from the discipline you try to reach at, in this case management. The goal is to manage radical change by creating something similar as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for Innovation (so EIP). It is the intention to make a project/experiment for the research on novelty during my PhD. I've been making a small paper as introduction to the idea of EIP, mostly as Doctoral consortium paper for Open IT-based innovation. Here follows the abstract, or have a look at the full extended abstract:
Innovation management depends on the quantity of change it produces and the novelty it brings. Incremental growth is based on previous knowledge and can be managed accordantly. When radical change happens, our knowledge system becomes restructured and prior knowledge can work against or stimulate the change. Radical change occurs now by “natural selection”, could we do better? A bundle of state-of-the-art models on innovation raise the impression that we can. The goal is to manage radical change by creating something similar as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for Innovation (so EIP). For radical change theory & practice or knowledge & actions are co-evolving, therefore the research methodology needs to be mutually reinforcing theory & practice. The results of prior projects give proof of the methodology. While prior research used innovation management for cognitive research, the relation is now reversed: the novelty-action design becomes the frame to integrate the innovation management models. The design is the outcome of prior research. It has a background in cognition and has been recognized as a central element to create novelty. As the novelty research is itself novel its theory can be applied to itself. From the theory the method of reversing relations is a common learning approach. Reversing leads to an untested concept than needs to be tried out. The research will be to try out the EIP to make both theory & practice more concrete.