Modelle des Innovationsprozesses
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Working paper // Technologie- und Innovationsmanagement, Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg = Arbeitspapier;6
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In research as well as in practice, process models are an important component of innovation management. In this context, process models fulfil different tasks. In practice, for instance, process models are used as a management tool to standardize development activities. Researchers observe innovation processes in practice and describe activities in the form of process models. The design of the different process models is as manifold as the use. It depends on the intention of the practitioner or researcher. There exists no single approach. Partially, one researcher uses different process models for different research designs. The aim of this paper is to give practitioners and management scholars an overview of different use and design of process models of the innovation process. A selection of process models from Anglo-Saxon and German authors is presented and differences are highlighted.