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INNOVATION IN CONSULTING FIRMS: WHAT ARE THE FOUNDATIONS?
Año:2015
Áreas de investigación
  • Humanidades y ciencias sociales
Datos
Descripción
Innovation inside consulting firms has missed specific attention in academic research. Consulting firms usually are considered to be part of Knowledge-Intensive Business Services (KIBS), Professional Service Firms (PSF) or Project-based Firms (PbF). However, consultancies possess particular characteristics that might affect generalizations made in studies targeting all the categories stated before. Consulting firms usually help other companies to be innovative, but they also need to have innovation within themselves in order to survive in the market, maintain and attract more clients. The objective of this paper is to explore the theoretical basis and to analyze the emerging literature related to innovation in consulting firms. This may help to understand what characteristics differentiate innovation in consulting firms from innovation in other service organizations. The methodology applied is based on a semi-quantitative literature review involving three main steps: first, we identify keywords to select the articles and create a database; second we make a quantitative analysis on the database using information from Science Direct, Emerald Insight and Google Scholar (journals, citations, type of firms, academic clusters); and finally, we identify the main contributors and research streams on the field. Our database has 206 publications including journals articles, conference papers, books and working papers: more than 70% of these publications have been published in the period from 2008 to 2014 and 24% (59 articles) focused on service innovation in the context of consulting firms. From these 59 articles, 15 articles have been considered as relevant works according to the methodology used. Some scientific journals stand out with their contribution in the literature: Research Policy, International Journal of Project Management, Journal of Knowledge Management and Scandinavian Journal of Management.
Internacional
Si
Nombre congreso
International Association for Management of Technology IAMOT 2015 Conference Proceedings
Tipo de participación
960
Lugar del congreso
Ciudad del cabo, Sudáfrica
Revisores
Si
ISBN o ISSN
978-1-77592-111-0
DOI
Fecha inicio congreso
08/06/2015
Fecha fin congreso
11/06/2015
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Título de las actas
International Association for Management of Technology IAMOT 2015 Conference Proceedings
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Participantes
  • Autor: Isaac Lemus Aguilar (UPM)
  • Autor: Antonio Hidalgo Nuchera (UPM)
  • Autor: Raffaella Cagliano (Politécnico de Milán)
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Innovación, Propiedad industrial y Política tecnológica (INNOPRO)
  • Departamento: Ingeniería de Organización, Administración de Empresas y Estadística
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