Just because a new fact or idea seems right, doesn’t mean it will spread like wildfire. Evolution, hand washing in hospitals, the inevitability that personal computers were the future of technology — none of these ideas were accepted immediately, even though they seem obvious today. Change takes time. But why? Tags: accept, change, theory, evolution ...

Most people think entrepreneurs are willing to take on more risk than the average person. I’ve often wondered if that’s really true. After almost three decades of working with large corporations and entrepreneurs, I’ve developed a theory. Now, this theory hasn’t been vetted with controlled experiments and testing. It is based solely on experiential...

Transaction cost economics (TCE) has had a strong impact on theories of economic exchange but also on open innovation, even though the relationship is often implicit rather than explicit. Tags: transaction cost, tce, economics, Innovation, theory ...

Publishers note: This very excellent study is partly based on Small companies in Ghana From SSIR Should we assume that small enterprises in developing countries...

The aim of this paper is to analyze the production of the scientific innovation theme, based on the Economical Development Theory. The bibliometric study started from the seven categories derived from Schumpeter’s seminal text in articles from the following journals IJIM, JOTMI, RAI and RBI, published in the 2000 decade. Tags: theory, Innovation ...

Abstract Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to answer the question “What are the barriers to the use of IC concepts?” by discussing and critiquing two contemporary grand theories about IC, being market-to-book ratios as a representation of IC and that disclosing IC leads to greater profitability. Tags: concept, theory, paper, ic ...

Abstract Purpose – This study attempts to identify the factors and relationships that influence Community-of-practice (CoP) members’ knowledge-sharing attitudes, intentions, and behaviors.Design/methodology/approach – The Theory of Planned Behavior model, Motivation Theory, and the Triandis model were employed herein. For the empirical validation, 282 responses...