Implementing innovation management in project based firms: a perspective from project management

Saif Saeed Alqubaisi*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Project-based firms currently follow an organizational structure whereby all projects are dealt with using a functionalist perspective which is integrated with projects so as to support a project-based structure. Project-based firms are increasingly moving towards the realization that innovation management is an integral part of any organizational strategy and the same is true for project-based firms. Moreover, the current body of knowledge regarding project-based firms does not incorporate any findings regarding the integration or use of innovation management in project management. As a result, it becomes important to research organizations to see how innovation management is applied in organizations and what the perspective is regarding innovation in organizations. Secondly, the question of whether slack resources can contribute to higher levels of innovation must also be researched. It has been a longstanding viewpoint that a lack of resources or limited resources results in higher levels of innovation. This study analyzes these two main viewpoints using qualitative analysis of 12 firms. The findings add to the current literature on innovation in organizations and project based firms while expanding the knowledge on innovation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication25th IBIMA International conference proceedings
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-9860419-5-2
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event26th International Business Information Management Association Conference: Innovation Management and Sustainable Economic Competitive Advantage: From Regional Development to Global Growth - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 11 Nov 201512 Nov 2015


Conference26th International Business Information Management Association Conference
Abbreviated titleIBIMA 2015


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