The past, present, and future of innovation research

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The goal of a business is to enhance profitable revenue. Often this mission is accomplished by innovation, commonly by the process of bringing new products or services to market. This paper identifies major trends in the literature and practice and provides a perspective on how these trends may guide future research on innovation. Specifically, we document six themes that have appeared in research on the innovation process and discuss how scholars have developed ways to measure, predict, and explain each of these processes. Lastly, we offer our perspectives on future research topics on innovation reflecting on the impact of technological advancements.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lee, BC; Moorman, C; Moreau, CP; Stephen, AT; Lehmann, DR

Published Date

  • September 1, 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 2-3

Start / End Page

  • 187 - 198

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-059X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0923-0645

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11002-020-09528-6

Citation Source

  • Scopus