How to investigate corporate innovation from within? The deweyan inquiry?

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With this research note I would like to start a discussion about looking at
corporate innovation from the inside through a non-traditional lens to leverage the tacit knowledge of organizational innovation. The limits of discipline-related research strategies including innovation management itself, will be shown, as well as the indispensable need to collapse the researcher’s role with the practitioner to get access to the tacit knowledge of innovation teams. A reflection on research philosophy, approach to theory development and methods leads to the introduction of the Deweyan inquiry as a natural and highly intuitive research strategy to leverage this rich source. Examples from other disciplines will be used to discuss strength and weaknesses as well as opportunities, limitations, and implications of the Deweyan inquiry in theory and practice of a continuous innovation management.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the CINet Conference 2021
EditorsMagnus Persson
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-77360-24-8
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event22nd CINet Conference, held online - hosted by the Chalmers University
Duration: 13 Sep 202215 Sep 2022


Conference22nd CINet Conference, held online
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  • Corporate innovation
  • innovation management
  • Research methodology
  • Experience-driven design research
  • Deweyan inquiry


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