How does complex adaptive system theory inform innovation in complex project based organisations?

Foster, Lee A., Wiewiora, Anna, Chang, Artemis, & Tywoniak, Stephane (2015) How does complex adaptive system theory inform innovation in complex project based organisations? In ISPIM Innovation Summit – Changing the Innovation Landscape, 6-9 December 2015, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD.

Abstract

Innovation enables organisations to endure by responding to emergence and to improve efficiency. Innovation in a complex organisation can be difficult due to complexities contributing to slow decision-making. Complex projects fail due to an inability to respond to emergence which consumes finances and impacts on resources and organisational success. Therefore, for complex organisations to improve on performance and resilience, it would be advantageous to understand how to improve the management of innovation and thus, the ability to respond to emergence. The benefits to managers are an increase in the number of successful projects and improved productivity. This study will explore innovation management in a complex project based organisation. The contribution to the academic literature will be an in-depth, qualitative exploration of innovation in a complex project based organisation using a comparative case study approach.

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ID Code: 91962
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
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Keywords: innovation, complexity, complex adaptive systems, complex project based organisations
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Innovation and Technology Management (150307)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisation and Management Theory (150310)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 18 Jan 2016 03:00
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2016 03:35

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