Innovation And Its Impact On Innovation

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Innovation brings changes, and for bringing desirable and appropriate changes, a clear understanding of innovation is vital. A plethora of discourses indicates what innovation is, but it remains fuzzy because of contextual biases and disparity (Crossan, M. M., and Apaydin, M., 2010). The literature of innovation, on the other hand, refers to innovation as a category covering a wide spectrum of issues that include a source of change (cause), a changing process, and a changed state (effect), which appears ambiguous because the cause, effect and the process in-between cannot be the same. Ambiguity in understanding innovation as a phenomenon makes the process of innovation arduous and uncertain. As a result, innovation occurrences in business and social contexts as and when required appear uncertain especially when the exigence for innovation at all levels of social life has been heightened by many folds, especially to face the challenges of the 21st century. This study, thus, intends to investigate innovation determining (a) the meaning of innovation representing people’s present beliefs and ideas, and (b) an easily adaptable and acceptable process of innovation that can help people in general to be innovative. In this process, this study accentuates human factors representing different personal constructs associated with the innovation process. The literature on innovation also confirms the significance of human factors in innovation occurrences (GII 2014 report, p. xvii)
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