Guia Julve, J. Prats Planagumà, L. Comas Trayter, J.
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[Journal:] Investigaciones Europeas de Dirección y Economía de la Empresa (IEDEE) [ISSN:] 1135-2523 [Volume:] 15 [Year:] 2009 [Issue:] 2 [Pages:] 93-104
One of the most controverted subjects in the literature on innovation management is the extent to which these processes can be controlled and planned. This literature has evolved from a rational position in which the innovation processes are the result of rational decisions, deliberate and properly planned, to a more evolutionary approach. From this evolutionary perspective the control and management of the process is made indirectly by controlling and intervening on the organizational context of the process of innovation process. In this article, we analyze the innovation process from the perspective of a new paradigm that goes beyond the previous two. It lies on the postulates of the complexity theories and takes the processes of innovation as processes of institutional change. From this new perspective, we deduce that the processes of innovation and the consequent institutional change have a pragmatic basis, and consequently, the potential for the planning and control of the innovation processes is seen highly limited.
innovation complexity institutional change innovation process