Exploring an Innovation Project as a Source of Change in Organization Design

  • Jacob Brix Aarhus University, School of Business and Social Sciences
  • Lois S. Peters Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Lally School of Management
Keywords: Organization design, innovation project, case study, public-private collaboration

Abstract

This study builds new empirically based theory on how the processing of an innovation project with a high degree of uncertainty induces change in key components in organization design. By using an embedded case study as our research strategy and organization design theory as our analytical lens, we construct ten propositions that determine how the organization design of our case organization was influenced because of their innovation project. These changes represent: a) improved competencies for exploration activities, b) improved competencies for exploiting new knowledge, and c) increased readiness for change.

Author Biographies

Jacob Brix, Aarhus University, School of Business and Social Sciences
Assistant Professor in Radical Innovation Management
Lois S. Peters, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Lally School of Management
Associate Professor inĀ Enterprise and Innovation Management, PhD
Published
2015-04-30
How to Cite
Brix, J., & Peters, L. (2015). Exploring an Innovation Project as a Source of Change in Organization Design. Journal of Organization Design, 4(1), 29-43. https://doi.org/10.7146/jod.17574