The SAGE Handbook of Process Organization Studies provides a comprehensive and timely overview of the field. This volume offers a compendium of perspectives on process thinking, process organizational theory, process research methodology and empirical applications. The emphasis is on a combination of pedagogical contributions and in-depth reviews of current thinking and research in each of the selected areas, combined with the development of agendas for future research. The Handbook is divided into five sections: Part One: Process Philosophy Part Two: Process Theory Part Three: Process Methodology Part Four: Process Applications Part Five: Process Perspectives

From the Process of Innovation to Innovation as Process

From the Process of Innovation to Innovation as Process

From the Process of Innovation to Innovation as Process
Raghu GarudJoel GehmanArun KumaraswamyPhilipp Tuertscher

Well, I was doing some experiments with a new polymer system and I made this material and said, ‘This is interesting.’ When I looked at it under the microscope, it was beautiful! Little crystalline-like spheres. Clear polymer spheres that kind of sparkled in the light. The first time I saw it, I said, ‘This has got to be something.’ Then I started telling people about it. (as quoted in Lindhal, 1988)

These are the reflections of Spence Silver, who stumbled upon an impermanent adhesive that eventually became the foundation for Post-it Notes. Of course, one could view Silver's discovery as a random event that ...

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