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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2016, Vol. 24 ›› Issue (4): 643-653.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2016.00643

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Idea implementation: The trend of innovation research

LI Yan; YANG Baiyin   

  1. (School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China)
  • Received:2015-10-18 Online:2016-04-15 Published:2016-04-15
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Innovation has long been recognized as a core competence for contemporary organizations. In the past decades, rich knowledge has been accumulated about the antecedents of innovation. However, the prior research mainly focused on how to stimulate employees’ creative behaviors, neglecting the transformation from idea generation to idea implementation. Creativity, if not implemented, cannot contribute to organizational development and success. It is idea implementation not idea generation that really counts. Extant research on idea implementation has some limitations. To gain a deeper understanding of idea implementation, integrating quantitative and qualitative methods and extending research level and perspectives need to be pursued in the future.

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