International Journal of Innovation


International Journal of Innovation

International Journal of Innovation

The International Journal of Innovation (IJI) is a scientific journal. Its mission is to serve as a periodical publication of scientific and technological works in the field of innovation, with a focus on emerging markets, studying individuals, organizations, ecosystems and policies.

The themes of interest to the periodical with a focus on emerging markets are: Innovative Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Learning, Innovation and Sustainability, Internationalization of Innovation, Innovation Systems, Emerging Themes of Innovation and Digital Transformation.

  • Capabilities approach to social innovation: a systematic review
    por Leonardo Ferreira Batista el día agosto 25, 2021 a las 2:48 pm

    Objective of the study: This article aims to address paths and trends in the capabilities approach for developing the scientific field of social innovation (SI).Methodology/approach: Systematic literature review guided by the PRISMA recommendation with analysis of 16 articles suitable for discussion, after filtering 114 studies returned by the Web of Science database.Originality/Relevance: The study is justified in terms of the development of the SI field, which has resorted to the approach of Amartya Sen's capabilities, mainly for the advancement of SI in public policies.Main results: Results led to a current understanding of the conceptual support from the perspective of capability development to help delimit the processes and results of social initiatives on three fronts: grassroots innovations, social innovation processes, citizenship actions, and public policies.Theoretical/methodological contributions: It is pointed out that the congruence between SI and the capabilities approach works as an incremental theoretical contribution of the role of social actors in the bases of social and/or organizational structures through the development of their capabilities.Social/Management Contributions: As an empirical contribution, the practices of inclusion, the interaction of social actors, and the strengthening of public policies are presented, which, ultimately, can consolidate alternative management and socioeconomic development practices.

  • Improving the firm innovation capacity through the adoption of standardized innovation management systems: a comparative analysis of the ISO 56002:2019 with the literature on firm innovation capacity
    por Silvio Bitencourt da Silva el día agosto 25, 2021 a las 2:48 pm

    Objective of the study: Investigate how firm innovation capacity can be improved by adopting ISO 56002: 2019.Methodology/approach: The methodology adopted is a comparative analysis of the ISO 56002: 2019 with the literature on firm innovation capacity. The methods employed in the study included a review of the literature on the dynamic capabilities and firm innovation capacity, and qualitative documentary research that consisted of three phases: pre-analysis, organization of documents, and the analysis of results, using information from the texts of the guidelines and processes indicated by ISO 56002: 2019, which additionally involved the ISO 56000 family of standards.Originality/Relevance: The adoption of innovation management standards generates several theoretical challenges when exploring details of their implementation systematically and routinely and empirical challenges such as understanding the advent of ISO 56002: 2019 for innovation management.Main results: Similarities were found between the determinants of innovation capacity and the ISO 56002: 2019 Clauses, as each of the seven factors found a relationship with one or more ISO 56002: 2019 clauses.Theoretical/methodological contributions: The findings obtained can be used by researchers interested in studying different innovation management models, innovation capacity, and, particularly, the dynamics of continuous improvement of the performance of an innovation management system and its interrelationship and interaction with other factors.Social/management contributions: Contrary to common sense in which the normalization of innovation management seems to be counter-intuitive, it is suggested that the adoption of ISO 56002: 2019 allows the innovation process to be managed, systematized, and replicated improving firm innovation capacity.

  • Identification of critical factors affecting the students’ acceptance of Learning Management System (LMS) in Saudi Arabia
    por Amjad Alharbi el día agosto 25, 2021 a las 2:48 pm

    Objective of the study: The objective is to identify factors that influence student’s acceptance of Learning Management System (LMS) using the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) model.  This study investigates how UTAUT factors affect students’ intention and attitudes to use Blackboard as a LMS at King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia.Methodology/approach: This study proposes a research model based on UTAUT factors ‘Effort Expectancy (EE), Performance Expectancy (PE), Perceived Functionality (PF), Facilitating Condition (FC), Social Influence (SI)’, Behavioural Intention to use (BI) and Usage Behaviour.   The survey research methodology was adopted using questionnaire to identifying factors that influencing the students’ intention and attitudes towards LMS. Originality/relevance: The study relates corporate LMS to support educational institutions to enhance the students’ acceptance and attitudes to use in Saudi Arabia.Main result: The results indicate that PE, PF, FC and SI factors were significant and directly influence on students' BI Blackboard. Both PE and FC are second factors that affect students’ intention and EE factor does not impact the student's BI.Theoretical/methodological contributions: The study contributes to the body of knowledge in developing the research model using UTAUT model by showing the factors affecting the students’ intention in using LMS and usage behavior in Saudi Arabia. Social/management contributions: This study contributes in understanding the critical factors affecting the Saudi Arabia students’ intentions in using Blackboard. Another study should be extended to other universities by using different methods to test the model and incorporate different moderating factors to accept and use the Blackboard. 

  • The effects of organizational learning and absorption capacity on the performance of product innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises
    por Alessandra Cassol el día agosto 25, 2021 a las 2:48 pm

    Objective: Verify the moderating role of absorptive capacity in the relationship between organizational learning and the performance of product innovation in small and medium-sized companies (SMEs).Methodology: The research has a descriptive quantitative approach using the survey method and questionnaires applied to 233 owners of small and medium-sized companies (SMEs). Data were analyzed using the Smart-PLS software using the structural equation modeling technique.Originality: The research used a quantitative and descriptive approach to investigate product innovation performance in the SMEs' field. Investigations into the performance of innovation in SMEs are still a limited and little-explored field in Brazil (Manthey et al., 2017; Davila, Varvakis, North, 2019). Another prominent factor was that the absorptive capacity does not act as a moderator in the relationship between organizational learning and product innovation performance, which goes against the assumptions present in the literature.Main results: The results showed that organizational learning influenced positively the performance of product innovation in the investigated companies, as well as organizational learning positively impacted absorption capacity. However, the moderating role of absorption capacity in the relationship between organizational learning and product innovation performance has not been confirmed in the field of study of the investigated SMEs.Theoretical/methodological contributions: The research showed that the capacity of absorption in the investigated SMEs could not moderate, affecting the direction or intensity of product innovation performance. This fact represents a counterpoint to the previously published literature that advocates a positive relationship between AC and innovation.Social/management contributions: The purpose of this study was to obtain more information on how SMEs absorb knowledge and transform it to improve the performance of innovations. The understanding of practices to develop the knowledge absorption capacity in SMEs is still configured as a "black box" to be explored.

  • An entrepreneurial maturity level assessment methodology: a case study in the business incubator of Mackenzie Presbyterian University
    por Leandro Nunes de Castro el día agosto 25, 2021 a las 2:48 pm

    Objective of the study: To propose and evaluate the DIMEP methodology for diagnosing and monitoring the maturity of startups in academic institutions, based on dimensions, subdimensions and maturity levels for evaluating startups at different entrepreneurial journey stages.Methodology: Exploratory, with the proposal of DIMEP, based on the concepts of entrepreneurial journey in academic environments and critical success factors for startups; and its application in a case study to evaluate the entrepreneurial journey promoted in the innovation ecosystem of a Brazilian university.Originality / Relevance: Stimulating student entrepreneurship requires a monitoring methodology throughout the entrepreneurial journey. The literature still lacks well-structured proposals in this regard. DIMEP emerges as an evaluation methodology with demonstrated applicability in this context.Main Results: DIMEP was evaluated during a pre-acceleration program of the university under study, proving to help monitor the projects, allowing an objective assessment of their progress and difficulties, diagnosing particular aspects of each project and the most challenging dimensions for all the program’s startups.Theoretical / Methodological Contributions: A generic methodology for diagnosing the maturity of innovative ventures. Its positive aspects include generality, structuring around a well-defined entrepreneurial journey, the possibility of carrying out qualitative and quantitative analyzes and flexibility to customize different universities’ entrepreneurship journeys.Social / Managerial Contributions: DIMEP has applicability potential in evaluating startups in other institutions, contributing to the development of their innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems, concerning monitoring the entrepreneurial journey.

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