Values-Based Innovation Framework -- Innovating by What We Care About

The Proceedings of the XXVI ISPIM Conference 2015 -- Shaping the frontiers of innovation management, 14-17 June, Budapest, Hungary

15 Pages Posted: 19 Jun 2015

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Henning Breuer

University of Applied Science for Media, Communication and Management; UXBerlin - Innovation Consulting

Florian Lüdeke-Freund

University of Hamburg, Chair of Capital Markets and Management; Leuphana University, Centre for Sustainability Management (CSM)

Date Written: May 1, 2015

Abstract

The values-based view on innovation focuses on the role of values and normative orientations in triggering and directing innovation within and beyond organisations. This paper presents a theoretical framework in which values, understood as subjective notions of the desirable and criteria for decisions and evaluations, provide heuristic and integrative functions for normative, strategic, and operational innovation management. A central feature of this framework is a new and values-based interpretation of open innovation relationships, for example with external stakeholders. Theoretical notions such as specific values types and their integrative functions within and beyond organisations are developed and discussed with the aid of the illustrative cases of Aravind Eye Care System and the retail company Otto Group. Defining values as a source, lever, and orientation mark for innovation activities brings notions of the desirable from the periphery to the core of organisational value creation and renewal.

Keywords: innovation management, values-based innovation, integrated management, open innovation, sustainability, conceptual framework

JEL Classification: O30, Q20, M10

Suggested Citation

Breuer, Henning and Lüdeke-Freund, Florian, Values-Based Innovation Framework -- Innovating by What We Care About (May 1, 2015). The Proceedings of the XXVI ISPIM Conference 2015 -- Shaping the frontiers of innovation management, 14-17 June, Budapest, Hungary. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2620564

Henning Breuer (Contact Author)

University of Applied Science for Media, Communication and Management ( email )

Ackerstrasse 76
Berlin, 13355
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.hmkw.de

UXBerlin - Innovation Consulting ( email )

Schlesische Strasse 28
Berlin, 10997
Germany

Florian Lüdeke-Freund

University of Hamburg, Chair of Capital Markets and Management ( email )

Faculty of Business, Economics & Social Sciences
Von-Melle-Park 9
Hamburg, 20146
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.SustainableBusinessModel.org

Leuphana University, Centre for Sustainability Management (CSM) ( email )

Faculty of Sustainability
Scharnhorststr. 1
Lüneburg, 21335
Germany

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