Innovation Strategies Beyond Traditional Management
With its program "Working - Learning - Developing Skills. Potential for Innovation in a Modern Working Environment", the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) promotes research and development undertakings that strengthen potentials for innovation in Germany. By means of systematic connections of personnel, organizational and competence development enterprises and employees are intended to be better suited to generate innovations and to successfully accomplish changes necessary to do so. For this reason the program also addresses the "soft" factors of the innovation process. The funding priority "Innovation Strategies Beyond Traditional Management" adopts an area of great importance for the innovative capability and competitiveness of enterprises and employees in Germany. It is targeted at identifying motors and obstacles within the innovation process and at developing practicable concepts, instruments and strategies that contribute to strengthening innovative capability and facilitate the successful design of innovation processes.
In view of the serious changes in corporate structures, forms of organizations, cooperation relationships within innovation processes and the demographic and technological developments, preservation and enhancement of innovative capability gain importance for safeguarding competitiveness and employment. It is a necessity to redefine the way innovation strategies can be designed in cases where traditional strategies of managing innovation processes fail to take effect.
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