Foundations and Futures of Innovation Management Theory

81 Pages Posted: 1 May 2018 Last revised: 4 Nov 2019

Date Written: May 15, 2019


This manuscript provides an overview of key theories and themes in Innovation Management research through a series of short essays engaging with seminal texts and critical ideas in the field. Each essay gives an introduction to a particular paper or book and is intended to complement students' engagement with the original text. Each essay also ties the ideas described into the broader context of the research literature and tries to build up a sense of both intertextual coherence and unfinished discussion. Together, the set of essays represent a curated introduction to Innovation Management that can - ideally - substitute for conventional textbooks at both the Bachelor's and Master's level.

Note: The book is an on-going project, it is not completed and it will be updated regularly.

Keywords: innovation, innovation management, technology, organization

Suggested Citation

Hartmann, Rasmus Koss, Foundations and Futures of Innovation Management Theory (May 15, 2019). Available at SSRN: or

Rasmus Koss Hartmann (Contact Author)

Copenhagen Business School ( email )

Solbjerg Plads 3
Frederiksberg C, DK - 2000

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