Minimal Structures: From Jazz Improvisation to Product Innovation

@article{Kamoche2001MinimalSF,
  title={Minimal Structures: From Jazz Improvisation to Product Innovation},
  author={Ken Kamoche and Miguel Pina e Cunha},
  journal={Organization Studies},
  year={2001},
  volume={22},
  pages={733 - 764}
}
This paper demonstrates how the art form jazz improvisation can be applied to organizational innovative activities, focusing specifically on product innovation. In the past, the literature on product innovation focused on well-planned approaches which followed a clearly-understood structure based on a rational-functionalist paradigm. However, it is becoming increasingly evident that this model is inappropriate in today's highly competitive business environment. A balance between structure and… Expand
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