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.
- Theory of constraints as a driver for frugal innovation in healthpor Cristine Hermann Nodari el octubre 11, 2022 a las 7:20 pm
Objective of the study: The objective of the research was to identify whether the application of the Theory of Constraints (TOC) reasoning process mobilizes frugal innovation in the process of distributing high value-added oncological drugs, in Brazil.Methodology: Qualitative-descriptive research that, through the collection of primary and secondary data, was applied to content analysis with a priori categorization.Originality/Relevance: The relevance of the research points to the complexity of the parties involved, responsibilities, flows, bottlenecks and losses involved in the distribution process of oncological drugs and the intervention specificities necessary for assertiveness in distribution.Main Results: The alignment of TOC with frugal innovation was evidenced, with regard to the development, production and management of services that present resource constraints, avoiding unnecessary costs.Theoretical/methodological contributions: As contributions to the study, the association and reinforcement in organizational theory and TOC tool with frugal innovation is pointed out, establishing an operational framework for the discussion and proposition of a future agenda on the use of tools that help the decision-making process, particularly in the health context.Social/Management Contributions: The research provides insights into the use of tools associated with the development of frugal innovation in processes and services of government agencies with limited resources and limited budget.
- A systematic review of the literature on the application of blockchain in the health supply chainpor Andre Ricardo Cavalcanti Araújo el octubre 11, 2022 a las 7:20 pm
Objective of the study: This article aims to present a systematic literature review on the application of blockchain in the healthcare supply chain.Relevance / originality: The relevance and originality consist in the presentation of a systematic literature review that focuses and considers the concepts of blockchain, healthcare and supply chain as equally important, in the studied time frame.Methodology / approach: The systematic literature review followed a protocol based on Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA), performing the search in eight databases, selecting conference and journal articles based on their content in sequential steps.Main results: As a result, 122 publications were selected. The number of publications in the field has been found to grow rapidly, and sensors and the Internet of Things (IoT) are two prominent minor topics. Three research challenges were raised.Theoretical / methodological contributions: Provide understanding to academics and professionals in the field about the state of the art of applying the blockchain in the healthcare supply chain, both in terms of the evolution of the literature, as well as in terms of raising new research.Social / management contributions: Raising discussions on solutions to healthcare supply chain issues, involving for example data integrity and privacy in electronic medical reports, drug counterfeiting and the use of sensors and the internet of things.
- Influence of contingency factors on the development of smart cities in Brazilpor Danilo Henrique Fagnani Rabito el octubre 11, 2022 a las 7:20 pm
Objective of the study: To analyze the influence of contingency factors (environment, structure, organizational size and organizational culture) on the 100 best-ranked Brazilian municipalities in the 2020 Connected Smart Cities Ranking.Methodology/approach: Data were collected from: Atlas of Human Development in Brazil (AtlasBR); Federal Administration Council (CFA); Brazilian Accounting and Tax Information System for the Public Sector (SICONFI); Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), and Superior Electoral Court (TSE). The data refer to the year 2019. The statistical methods used were normality and homogeneity tests, correlation and multiple linear regression, with the aid of the IBM SPSS Statistics Version 2.0 software.Originality/relevance: It focuses on how contingency factors influence the implementation of smart cities, producing quantitative evidence from the dependent variable with the independent variables.Main results: Multiple linear regression showed that the selected variables explain 62.40% of what a smart city is. It evidences the positive and significant influence of the ‘environment’; ‘organizational structure’ and ‘size’ contingency factors for cities with more than 50,000 inhabitants.Theoretical/methodological contributions: The results contribute to the gap in empirical studies dealing with the contingency factors that affect municipalities in the sense of them becoming smart cities, and in the understanding of how these factors are related.Social/management contributions: The implications reach the definition of factors that affect public policies, development of public governance practices and citizen engagement for the implementation of smart cities.
- Diffusion of participatory budgets in Poland: do neighbours matter?por Piotr Wetoszka el octubre 11, 2022 a las 7:20 pm
Objective of the study: The subject of the study are participatory budgets – social innovations used by local municipalities to involve citizens in local budgetary decisions with roots in Brazil. The main objective was to determine how being part of a social network affects the decision to introduce participatory budgets made by municipalities in Poland, where a remarkable spread of the innovation has been observed since the early 2010s.Methodology: Spatial autocorrelation tests and visualizations were used to uncover clusters of communes with most similar or dissimilar characteristics.Originality/Relevance: Novelty of the study approach lies in the utilization of an own database – with the intention to overcome the problem of data insufficiency, typical of related research.Main results: The presence of spatial proximity-based peer effects was confirmed in the study. The concentration of innovators has remained spatially uneven, which is to be linked to e.g. the cross-regionally diverse forms of social capital. The data-based study design allows to explore participatory budgets as products of social networks and not only individual strategies, as evidenced by numerous case studies in the field.Methodological contributions: The study demonstrates the relevance of collecting longitudinal data for the development of research on participatory budgets.Social/management contributions: Insights from the study are of practical value for recent and future. adopters, wishing to understand the broader relevance of their policies, as well as for higher level policy-makers trying to better adapt their legal frameworks to the current and future waves of innovators.
- Chinese technology: a study of the image and the desire for possession, using the technology readiness index – TRI scalepor Jose Edson Lara el octubre 11, 2022 a las 7:20 pm
Objective: This article intends to measure the readiness of Brazilian consumers to adopt products based on Chinese technology, using the Technology Readiness Index - TRI scale.Originality/Relevance: The importance of the image of new technological products and services has resulted in debates and discussions in academic and executive circles. However, there are still gaps, where the need to identify and characterize the importance of image to encourage ownership of Chinese products can present innovative nuances in the knowledge of the subject.Methodology/approach: A survey was carried out with 865 consumers of Chinese products in Brazil, evaluating the instrument used based on statistical procedures.Main results: This study allowed evaluating the Technology Readiness Index (TRI) model and its applicability in the analysis of consumer readiness for Chinese products. The constructs and variables showed consistency, with six confirmed and three unconfirmed hypotheses. Innovativeness, Optimism, Insecurity and Insecurity are important emotional states to characterize Explorer, Pioneer, Skeptical, Paranoid and Laggard consumers.Theoretical/methodological contributions: The study enabled the identification of consumer behavior in the use of products based on Chinese technology. The Technology Readiness Index (TRI) has proven to be an important model for measuring technology readiness in different contexts.Social/Management Contributions: The validation of the model allows its use in corporations of different sizes and different types of products and services.