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
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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