Innovation in Cosmetic Industry

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ABSTRACT :

Innovation is one of the most important issues in business research today. It has been studied in many independent research traditions. Our understanding and study of innovation can benefit from an integrative review of these research traditions. In so doing, various topics of consideration have been identified and studied. Consumer response to innovation, Organizations and innovation, which are increasingly important as product development becomes more complex and tools more effective but demanding; techniques for product development processes, which have been transformed through global pressures, increasingly accurate customer input.

Innovation is the core business competency of the 21st century. In order to not only compete
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Key goals of this paper will be to provide a structure for thinking about innovation across the fields, highlight important streams of research on innovation, suggest interrelationships, and provide taxonomy of related topics.

Successful innovation rests on first understanding customer needs and then developing products that meet those needs. Our review of the literature, therefore, starts with our understanding of customers and their response to and acceptance of innovation. Because we are interested in how firms profit from innovation, the article will then review organizational issues associated with successfully innovating and with how organizations adopt innovations. Customer understanding and the organizational context are underpinnings to innovating successfully. They must be in place before proceeding. Then the flow of innovation will be discussed.

SUCCESS FACTORS IN AN ORGANISATION:

Success factors for an organisation predominantly identified in the research papers are :

• Product innovation • R&D investment • Leadership commitment, • Clear understanding of the company’s capabilities, • Strong connection to the customer and a deep understanding of major customer problems, • Willingness to take big but well-understood risks.

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT :

Once consumer needs are understood and organizations for

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