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Table 4 Innovation theories related to each innovation phase

From: Can formal innovation training improve group- and organizational-level innovativeness in a healthcare setting?

Academic theory Activity Innovation phase
Introduction (mapping the journey), organizational culture, organizational identity (organizational theory), slack resources, stretch goals, absorptive capacity, vicarious learning, disruptive innovation, transactional cost theory, the end of competitive advantage. Additional: eldercare theory, design thinking, blue ocean strategy Firm individual strategy Innovation strategy
Open innovation, user-driven lead innovation, service innovation (SDL), motivation (individual, group, and organizational), psychological safety, slack resources, team composition re-organizing the team, generating movement in discussions, and network propinquity (regional and relational) In-house idea generation;
In-house cross-pollination;
External sourcing of ideas
Idea generation
Ambidexterity (exploitation and exploration), impact of management on innovation, and architectural modular innovation. Additional: eldercare theory Selection & development Conversion
Open innovation, organizational periphery, organizational learning, network propinquity (regional and relational), motivation (individual, groups, and organizations), and roles of managers Diffusion Diffusion