The Golden Circle of Innovation: What Companies Can Learn from NGOs When It Comes to Innovation
Modern Marketing for Non-Profit Organizations: International Perspectives, S. Smyczek, ed., Katowice: University of Economics in Katowice Publishing House, Forthcoming
17 Pages Posted: 27 Apr 2013 Last revised: 26 May 2016
Date Written: April 26, 2013
This paper examines the lessons that companies can learn from NGOs when it comes to the why, the how and the what of innovation. It explains innovation from the inside out: why is it important and what are the grand challenges? Followed by the how: in what way can innovation be managed and how does the innovation process look like in a modern economy?
This introduction is elaborated on with two case studies within NGOs in The Netherlands, Fair2 and Liliane Foundation. It leads to several conclusions and hypotheses for further research.
Keywords: innovation, mission, process, management, case study, NGO, lessons learned, grand challenges
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