Technology and Innovation Management

Elizabeth J. Altman, Frank Nagle and Michael L. Tushman

in Management

ISBN: 9780199846740
Published online January 2013 | | DOI:
Technology and Innovation Management


The goal of this annotated bibliography on technology and innovation is to organize and present the most important literature relevant to a scholar seeking to understand and advance the field. It includes articles that are highly cited and foundational pieces, as well as recent articles that help give the reader a sense of where the field is headed and where likely opportunities for future research lie. This article seeks to strike an equilibrium among the variety of perspectives that exist in technology and innovation literature, balancing new and old research as well as economic, organizational, and cross-disciplinary methodologies. The innovative process is broadly considered here, as well as the technologies that result from it, including business model innovation, service-level innovation, and product innovation, highlighting articles that utilize diverse levels of analysis. As technological advancements dramatically reduce information processing, storage, and communication costs and our world becomes more interconnected and networked, the innovation process itself is rapidly evolving. Scholars must root themselves in the literature of the past, but be flexible enough to incorporate such rapid changes into their models of innovation and technology. For this reason, the early sections of this bibliography present the Classical Works, from which other works derive. The discussion then turns to literature related to technology Change and Diffusion, an important part of the process through which the environments in which firms exist evolve. Next, the article explores technology and innovation Strategy, which drives the development of new technologies and helps dictate the organizational structure of firms and institutions. The article then focuses on technology and innovation Development, from which learning occurs, resulting in a shaping of strategy and organization. Then it focuses on Organizational Perspectives related to technology and innovation, which help to structure the development process and add context to strategic decision making. Finally, literature is presented related to technology and innovation Policy, which directly shapes the environment to which firms must react. Together, these six areas (classics, change/diffusion, strategy, development, organization, and policy) allow scholars to better understand the outcomes of the innovation processes that shape products and services, drive firm success, and influence society.

Article.  11407 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management

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