Project Managers Are the Best Candidates to Manage Innovation

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Title Project Managers Are the Best Candidates to Manage Innovation
Creator Lavalle, Arturo; Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi
Casale, Oliviero; Tuv Intercert srl
Subject Innovation Management, Digital Transformation, Industry 4.0, Competences, Project Management
Description New technologies are changing our society bringing both great opportunities and enormous risks; therefore it is of paramount importance to understand how to cope with the ongoing digital transformation and how to manage the innovation it brings in all sectors and at all levels. The ability to innovate is a crucial factor for long-term corporate success. Everybody agrees on the importance to bring innovation within companies and organizations but there is little consensus on how to do it. Over the last years, a strong debate has raised on the identification of innovation manager’s tasks and duties and, above all, on the background and skills that this new professional profile should possess in order to effectively manage innovation. Very often, the innovation manager is seen as someone mostly resembling to a R&D or an IT Manager. Nevertheless, innovation is not only technology-led but encompasses a broader variety of aspects. This suggests that a different and more comprehensive background should be considered when codifying the innovation manager profile. This paper intends to identify this background by showing the strict correlation between project management and innovation management with the aim to emphasize why project management should represent the proper competency and experiential framework for innovation managers.
Publisher International Association of Online Engineering (IAOE)
Date 2020-03-27
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Source International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning (iJAC); Vol 13, No 1 (2020); pp. 48-61
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Arturo Lavalle, Oliviero Casale

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