Manage Innovation Barriers

  • Anders HjalmarssonEmail author
  • Gustaf Juell-Skielse
  • Paul Johannesson
Part of the Progress in IS book series (PROIS)


This chapter deals with how innovation barriers after a contest can be managed if the organizer of the contest has decided to provide support also after the contest itself has ended. As starting point, a survey of such barriers to innovation is presented together with approaches for managing such barriers. The management approach is described from a contest organizers perspective, and includes an activity description followed by a running example. Finally, a read more section presents the theoretical base for the innovation barrier approach. Manage Innovation Barriers is the second activity in the post contest phase. After the contest, the deployment of a digital service will be structured according to a decided post contest strategy. See Chap.  12, Develop strategy, for managing the relationship between the organisers and the former participants. Different barriers can hinder a post contest deployment project to transform a prototype to an operational digital service ready for market entry.


Public Transport Development Team Market Entry Digital Service Service Deployment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anders Hjalmarsson
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gustaf Juell-Skielse
    • 2
  • Paul Johannesson
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Borås & RISE ViktoriaGothenburgSweden
  2. 2.Stockholm University & RISE ViktoriaStockholmSweden
  3. 3.Stockholm UniversityStockholmSweden

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