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Engesbak, V., Gåsvaer, D., Ingvaldsen, J. A., Nonås, K., Ringen, G. & Widfeldt, M. (2016). Management of process innovation beyond continuous improvement: towards a researchagenda. In: Proceedings of the 23rd International Annual EurOMA Conference: . Paper presented at 23rd International Annual EurOMA Conference, June 17-22, 2016, Trondheim, Norway.
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2016 (English)In: Proceedings of the 23rd International Annual EurOMA Conference, 2016Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Manufacturing companies constantly improve their manufacturing systems. Yet, the demands of everyday efficiency shifts focus from drastic process innovations to continuous improvement. Using multiple case studies of four Scandinavian manufacturers, this article examines why process innovation is different from continuous improvement, and how it can be managed alongside the companies’ other formal processes. We find the companies lack a vocabulary to talk about process innovation, and have no common methods with which to organize it. Furthermore, process innovation often comes from outside the operational units, and because of this, knowledge integration, ownership and participation needs to be managed actively. 

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Other Engineering and Technologies Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
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urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-30209 (URN)
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23rd International Annual EurOMA Conference, June 17-22, 2016, Trondheim, Norway
Available from: 2017-08-04 Created: 2017-08-04 Last updated: 2024-03-25Bibliographically approved
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-0129-144x

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