The Strategic Management of Innovation: A Systematic Review and Paths for Future Research
Article first published online: 7 SEP 2011
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International Journal of Management Reviews
Volume 14, Issue 4, pages 367–390, December 2012
How to Cite
Keupp, M. M., Palmié, M. and Gassmann, O. (2012), The Strategic Management of Innovation: A Systematic Review and Paths for Future Research. International Journal of Management Reviews, 14: 367–390. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2370.2011.00321.x
- Issue published online: 1 NOV 2012
- Article first published online: 7 SEP 2011
Strategic management scholars have long emphasized the importance of innovation for a firm's competitive advantage and performance. However, the current state of knowledge about the strategic management of innovation is characterized by conflicting theoretical predictions, persisting knowledge gaps and theoretical inconsistencies. Adopting a ‘systematic’ approach to reviewing the literature, this paper combines different quantitative methods – co-word analysis, cluster analysis and frequency analysis – to review 342 articles on the strategic management of innovation published in seven journals from 1992 to 2010. On the basis of these analyses, suggestions are developed for future research which could help to promote future theory development and provide relevant material for policy decisions that managers and executives have to make when they manage innovation.