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Exploring Hotel Management Innovation
Chieh-Heng Ko
Open Access Library Journal (OALib Journal) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1104997
Abstract:
The study of management innovation has gained relevance in recent years, but there is a lack of empirical research analyzing the factors that favor it. This article contemplates two types of antecedents of management innovation in the hospitality industry. In the internal context of the company, the influence of the employees’ knowledge and skills is analyzed, as well as the company’s capacity to integrate this knowledge. In the external setting, an evaluation is performed of the way relationships established with tourist industry agents and external change agents affect the development of management innovation. The data obtained from 27 firms operating hotel establishments in Taiwan show that both the internal resources and the relations with external change agents determine the introduction of management innovations. However, access to knowledge held by tourist industry agents does not influence management innovation.
Open Innovation and Organization Design  [cached]
Michael Tushman,Karim R. Lakhani,Hila Lifshitz-Assaf
Journal of Organization Design , 2012, DOI: 10.7146/jod.1.1.6336
Abstract: Abernathy's (1978) empirical work on the automotive industry investigated relationships among an organization’s boundary (all manufacturing plants), its organizational design (fluid vs. specific), and its ability to execute product and/or process innovations. Abernathy's ideas of dominant designs and the locus of innovation have been central to scholars of innovation, R&D, and strategic management. Similarly, building on March and Simon's (1958) concept of organizations as decision making systems, Woodward (1965), Burns and Stalker (1966), and Lawrence and Lorsch (1967) examined relationships among organizational boundaries, organization structure, and innovation in a set of industries that varied by technology and environmental uncertainty. These and other early empirical works have led a diverse group of scholars to develop theories about firm boundaries, organization design, and the ability to innovate.
The Index Research on Technical Innovation Ability of the Coal Enterprise Based on SEM  [cached]
Jingbo WANG,Yun WU,Yuanyuan HUO
Studies in Sociology of Science , 2013, DOI: 10.3968/j.sss.1923018420130401.zr0291
Abstract: The coal industry is our country important energy production industry, its technical innovation ability has the important influence on the national overall technical level and the competitive power. But our country coal production and the applied technical are quite backward, the speed of technical innovation is quite slow, therefore, appraising the technical innovation ability level of the coal enterprise correctly to discover its superiority and the insufficiency has the important strategic and practical significance for promoting the construction of technical innovation ability of our country coal enterprise. This article takes the structural equation model as a foundation. It calculates 5 dimensions’ path coefficient and various items’ loading coefficient of technical innovation ability of the coal enterprise to obtain the model of technical innovation ability index. The paper gives the general reference value of technical innovation ability index of the coal enterprise in order to helping the coal enterprise to appraise its technical innovation ability and discovering its superiority and the insufficiency to propose the corresponding countermeasure and suggestion. Key words: Coal enterprise; Enterprise technical innovation ability; Enterprise technical innovation ability index; SEM
Exploring the Characteristics of Innovation Adoption in Social Networks: Structure, Homophily, and Strategy  [PDF]
Yongli Li,Chong Wu,Peng Luo,Wei Zhang
Entropy , 2013, DOI: 10.3390/e15072662
Abstract: Exploration of the characteristics of innovation adoption in the context of social network will add new insights beyond the traditional innovation models. In this paper, we establish a new agent-based model to simulate the behaviors of agents in terms of innovation adoption. Specifically, we examine the effects of the network structure, homophily and strategy, among which homophily is a new topic in this field of innovation adoption. The experiments illustrate six important findings involving five aspects and their influences on the innovation adoption. The five aspects are initial conditions, homophily, network topology, rules of updating and strategy, respectively. This paper also compares the different cases within one aspect or across several aspects listed above. Accordingly, some management advices and future work are provided in the last part of this paper.
Exploring the Motivators Stimulating Hotel Employees’ Innovation  [PDF]
Chieh-Heng Ko
Journal of Human Resource and Sustainability Studies (JHRSS) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/jhrss.2015.33021
Abstract: Previous research has examined the influence of organizational factors on individual innovation, environmental stimulants and obstacles to innovation. However, environmental qualities are not sufficient; the abilities and wishes of employees to perform is also a factor. Thus, the link between motivation and individual innovation is seemingly important. This study explores what the job-related motivators are stimulating employees’ innovation and how they can be enhanced to help the hoteliers. A questionnaire was developed to conduct this study. The results indicated that “Training and Development” was the most important factor that could most motivate staff to be innovative, followed by “Support and Motivation from the Top”, “Open Policy”, “Recognition” and “Autonomy and Flexibility”.
Financial innovation and system design  [cached]
Mario Tonveronachi
PSL Quarterly Review , 2010,
Abstract: The official regulatory responses to the current crisis do not alter the laissez faire approach to the production and allocation of financial risks which characterises the existing regulatory framework. The stated goal remains that of maintaining the freedom for the private sector to introduce financial innovations, whose nature is consistent with the system design pursued by the official authorities. I argue that adopting a systemic perspective the crucial point is not just the nature of innovations but their quantitative dimension and dynamics, which are responsible for the endogenous creation of financial fragility. The new official proposals do not appear capable of changing this picture. A radical revision of the regulatory approach is necessary, of which an outline is presented.
Open Innovation Business Model in the Food Industry: Exploring the Link with Academia and SMEs  [PDF]
Saeed Samadi
Journal of Economics, Business and Management , 2014, DOI: 10.7763/joebm.2014.v2.126
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of the recent developments that have been made in the area of innovation management in the food industry. The paper tackles particularly open innovation and how it has been applied in the food industry. Open innovation is the strategy adopted by companies where they get to share certain levels of technology up to some levels as a way of continued and improved productivity in the food sector. The continued research by companies has made them realize that it would be cheaper to share some of the knowledge and skills that have already been made in the food industry, and in order to do so, certain rules have been made to govern the sharing of the particular skills and knowledge. This has involved measures such as companies licensing their set of research skills and sharing them or selling them when they see it necessary. This paper also highlights how various bodies contribute to creativity and innovations being carried out in the food industry.
Research on Prospective Innovation Design of Smart Electric Vehicle
Shuo Fang Liu, Meng Hsuan Lee
Advances in Industrial Engineering and Management , DOI: 10.7508/AIEM-V2-N2-63-67
Abstract: This study aims at developing prospective electric vehicles, proposing a complete development procedure. We begin with SET trend analysis to explore future opportunity points, centering on Quality Function Deployment (QFD), integrating with Kano’s Model and Scenario to increase accuracy for transforming customer requirements into design requirements. After executing the procedure, we not only obtain innovation concept of “Motherboard Smart Light Electric Vehicle”, but also propose a systematic procedure for innovation product development.
Research on Prospective Innovation Design of Smart Electric Vehicle
Shuo Fang Liu, Meng Hsuan Lee
Frontiers in Manufacturing Engineering , DOI: 10.7508/FME-V1-N2-1-9
Abstract: This study aims at developing prospective electric vehicles, proposing a complete development procedure. We begin with SET trend analysis to explore future opportunity points, centering on Quality Function Deployment (QFD), integrating with Kano’s Model and Scenario to increase accuracy for transforming customer requirements into design requirements. After executing the procedure, we not only obtain innovation concept of “Motherboard Smart Light Electric Vehicle”, but also propose a systematic procedure for innovation product development.
Designing the Organization for User Innovation  [cached]
Peter Keinz,Christoph Hienerth,Christopher Lettl
Journal of Organization Design , 2012, DOI: 10.7146/jod.1.3.6346
Abstract: There is increasing consensus among practitioners and academics alike that we are in the midst of a paradigm shift from producer-centered and internal innovation processes toward user-centered and open innovation processes. This paradigm shift induces significant changes to the design of organizations. Even though the research field of user innovation has been developing over a period of more than four decades, there have been only occasional intersections with the research field of organizational design. In this paper we aim to provide an integrated perspective of the two fields. We first identify major user innovation strategies. We then derive the implications of each user innovation strategy on key dimensions of organizational design. We conclude with an outlook on symbiotic producer-user ecosystems and the corresponding implications for organizational design.
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