[Journal:] Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research [ISSN:] 2251-7316 [Volume:] 6 [Year:] 2016 [Issue:] 15 [Pages:] 1-9
Innovation is sometimes perceived as a linear and sequential process, and at other times as multidimensional. Based on the common thread of 'awareness' that grounds many theories on innovation, we analyze the idea that a flexible informational awareness accounts for both perceptions within the same overall innovation strategy. To show this, we propose using a simple theoretical setup that yields an intuitive and tractable visualization - in the form of thought bubbles - for the process of innovation. We discuss the application of this visualization to the process of idea search and to the types of knowledge commons.
Innovation Sequentiality Multidimensionality Ideas Thought bubbles Knowledge commons