Literature Review

  • Haifen Lin


This chapter describes the conception of what makes adoptive management innovation unique and a review of literatures on management innovation. Four key perspectives in the literature of management innovation have been identified, including condition perspective, effectiveness perspective, diffusion perspective and process perspective. It is worth noting that the research on management innovation based on Chinese enterprises’ practices is more systematic and in-depth than that abroad, and the research results are abundant. Perhaps the research hasn’t distinguished the adoptive type and all-new type of management innovation, or it has paid more attention and emphasis on the all-new innovation concerning about new knowledge creation, all these studies have laid an important foundation for the exploration of adoptive management innovation.


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  1. 1.Faculty of Management and EconomicsDalian University of TechnologyDalianChina

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