Journal of technology management & innovation
On-line version ISSN 0718-2724
CRANE, Frederick G and MEYER, Marc H. The Challenges of Innovation in American Companies: An Executive Ethnographic Investigation. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation [online]. 2011, vol.6, n.4, pp. 193-204. ISSN 0718-2724. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-27242011000400014.
Effective, sustained innovation remains one of the great challenges facing almost every company in America. But research shows that the average firm is failing at innovation most of the time. Using an ethnographic research approach, including field research and depth interviewing, the authors of the paper report what executives revealed as the principal reasons why their companies are struggling with innovation.
Keywords : Corporate innovation; problems; prescriptions; ethnography; executives.