Handbook on Innovation and Project Management


Handbook on Innovation and Project Management

9781789901795 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Andrew Davies, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex Business School, UK, Sylvain Lenfle, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM – Department of Innovation), France, Christoph H. Loch, Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK, and Christophe Midler, Centre de Recherche en Gestion-Institut Interdisciplinaire de l’Innovation, CNRS Ecole Polytechnique, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, France
Publication Date: 2023 ISBN: 978 1 78990 179 5 Extent: 462 pp
Identifying the origins and evolution of innovation and project management, this unique Handbook explains why and how the two fields have grown and developed as separate disciplines, highlighting how and why they are now converging. It explores the theoretical and practical connections between the management of innovations and projects, examining the close relationship between the disciplines.

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Identifying the origins of innovation and project management, this unique Handbook explains why and how the two fields have grown and developed as separate disciplines, highlighting how and why they are now converging. It explores the theoretical and practical connections between the management of innovation and projects, examining the close relationship between the disciplines.

Chapters introduce new research examining how organisations manage innovative projects to compete in global markets and tackle some of the immense economic, social and environmental challenges facing societies in the 21st century. Leading scholars in the field examine the management of innovative projects in various forms and across diverse contexts, including R&D, new product development, agile, collaboration, trust and ambidexterity. The Handbook outlines efforts to cross-fertilise ideas from innovation and project management, share and create new concepts, and borrow theories from other disciplines to assist empirical research and develop a more integrated research agenda, offering practical guidance on how to manage innovative projects in real-world settings.

Comprehensive and invaluable, this Handbook is a critical read for innovation management and project management scholars and students. Practitioners in both fields interested in developing their professional skills and acquiring thought leadership in a converging field will also benefit greatly from reading this.
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‘We live in a world of projects. This Handbook illuminates that world, demonstrating how to better catalyze, organize, and sustain the innovation processes embedded in project management. Reuniting separate streams of project and innovation management while incorporating the latest thinking on ecosystems and digital transformation, the Handbook will reinvigorate current experts while exciting newcomers. Highly recommended.’
– John Paul MacDuffie, University of Pennsylvania, US

‘This Handbook provides an essential reference in the field of Innovation Project Management, grounded on a comprehensive synthesis of past works and opening stimulating perspective for further research. It shows how innovation project management contributes to key questions in management science and addresses critical issues for companies and society.’
– Pascal Le Masson, Mines Paris – PSL University, France

‘Whether using projects to manage innovation or seeking to make any project more innovative, this essential Handbook builds on a diverse, scholarly foundation to bring a wealth of practical, integrated insights for researchers and managers. Having worked in this area for 30 years, I still learned much by reading it.’
– Tyson Browning, Texas Christian University, US

‘Our world''s grandest challenges urgently need transformative innovations that only major programmes can deliver at scale. This Handbook provides an essential reference for how we can better adapt and vary project thinking to make such advances in ways that better serve those we seek to uplift.’
– Daniel Armanios, BT Professor of Major Programme Management, University of Oxford, UK

‘This Handbook provides an integrative perspective on decades of separate innovation and project management research. The introductory chapter offers novel frameworks that guide but are also informed by 22 following chapters contributed by global experts. It will be a trusted reference as well as a guide for further integrative research.’
– Robert A. Burgelman, Stanford Graduate School of Business, US

‘The time is ripe to connect the study of projects and their management more tightly to other domains of management research. The new Elgar Handbook on Innovation and Project Management does so with regard to perhaps the most obvious but also by far most important field: innovation management. The Handbook excels in doing so, not only with regard to past and present, but also the future of research in both fields of study.’
– Jörg Sydow, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Contributors: Sihem BenMahmoud-Jouini, Floor Blindenbach-Driessen, Eugenia Cacciatori, Giulia Cancellieri, Gino Cattani, Florence Charue-Duboc, Kate Davis, Mark Dodgson, Simone Ferriani, David Gann, Frédéric Garcias, Hans Georg Gemünden, Valentine Georget, Joana Geraldi, Joseph Harrison, Vered Holzmann, Sophie Hooge, Mengtong Jiang, S.B.B. Johnson, Alexander Kock, Michael Lewis, Samuel C. MacAulay, Rémi Maniak, Stephan Manning, Niels Noorderhaven, Jeffrey K. Pinto, Andrea Prencipe, Jens Roehrich, Aaron Shenhar, Jonas Söderlund, Svenja Sommer, Stéphanie Tillement, Jan van den Ende, Stanislav Vavilov

Foreword xiv
Karl T. Ulrich
1 Introduction: building bridges between innovation and project management research 1
Andrew Davies, Sylvain Lenfle, Christoph H. Loch and Christophe Midler

2 Bridging project studies and innovation studies: a meta-theoretical approach and research agenda 36
Joana Geraldi and Jonas Söderlund
3 Corporate entrepreneurship and project management 60
Valentine Georget and Rémi Maniak
4 The converging nature of innovation and project management: process, contingency and strategy 80
Vered Holzmann and Aaron Shenhar
5 It’s all a bit fuzzy? The front end in project and innovation management 101
Michael A. Lewis, Joseph W. Harrison and Jens K. Roehrich
6 “A disputed project identity”: ambiguity and hybridization of exploration and exploitation in complex projects 125
Stéphanie Tillement, Frédéric Garcias and Florence Charue-Duboc
7 Innovation projects in a global world: bridging global innovation management and project management 149
Christophe Midler and Sihem BenMahmoud-Jouini

8 Corporate innovation strategies and multi-project management on lineages and ambidextrous programmes 168
Rémi Maniak and Christophe Midler
9 Exploratory projects: the state of the art and a research agenda 186
Sylvain Lenfle
10 Managing unforeseeable uncertainty through learning 201
Christoph H. Loch, Svenja C. Sommer and Mengtong Jiang
11 Success factors of project portfolio management and their influence on innovation success 219
Alexander Kock and Hans Georg Gemünden
12 Innovation in project-based organizations 232
Jan van den Ende and Floor Blindenbach-Driessen

13 Collaboration and trust in innovative projects 244
Niels Noorderhaven
14 A cultural evolution theory of balancing innovative and routine projects 258
Christoph H. Loch, Stylianos Kavadias and Svenja C. Sommer
15 Organizing projects for social innovation 274
Stephan Manning and Stanislav Vavilov
16 From “lonely projects” to orchestrating project innovation ecosystems 294
Samuel C. MacAulay, Andrew Davies and Mark Dodgson
17 Value management of innovation projects: contemporary challenges and perspectives 308
Sophie Hooge and Sylvain Lenfle
18 Blending novelty and tradition in creative projects: how robust project design and conventionality shape the appeal of operatic productions 333
Giulia Cancellieri, Gino Cattani and Simone Ferriani

19 Systems engineering as foundation and target for complex system innovation 356
Stephen B. Johnson
20 Corporate innovation and agile project management 375
Kate Davis and Jeffrey K. Pinto
21 Projects, capabilities and innovation: Rome’s Jubilee as a vanguard project for the Italian Civil Protection Department 393
Eugenia Cacciatori and Andrea Prencipe
22 Digital project capabilities and innovation: insights from the emerging use of platforms in construction 408
Jennifer Whyte, Luigi Mosca and Shanjing Zhou (Alexander)
23 Innovation and big science projects 423
Mark Dodgson and David Gann

Index 435
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