Overcoming Barriers to Innovation by Facilitating Unlearning

Becker, Karen L. & Hyland, Paul (2008) Overcoming Barriers to Innovation by Facilitating Unlearning. In Inside the Innovation Matrix. Australian Business Foundation, North Sydney, Australia, pp. 178-195.

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Abstract

The literature on innovation tends to concentrate on tapping into new ways to do things. Yet if people resist change, innovation is unlikely to flourish. And to accept change, they have to unlearn their set ways of doing things. So unlearning is a critical part of the innovation process. This chapter presents a model to help managers to engender and support unlearning at both the individual and group level. It draws on case studies and empirical research to highlight key lessons for businesses and managers on how to manage both innovation and unlearning.

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ID Code: 15363
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: The contents of this book can be freely accessed online via the publisher's web page (see hypertext link).
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Keywords: Innovation, Change, Unlearning, Innovation Management
ISBN: 9780980413830
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisational Planning and Management (150312)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Innovation and Technology Management (150307)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Australian Business Foundation
Deposited On: 29 Oct 2008
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2012 23:15

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