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Beyond the lean start-up: experimentation in corporate entrepreneurship and innovation

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Title: Beyond the lean start-up: experimentation in corporate entrepreneurship and innovation
Authors: Hampel, C
Perkmann, M
Phillips, N
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: In this essay, we argue that entrepreneurship and innovation researchers should pay more attention to experimentation as an approach to innovation and corporate entrepreneurship in established firms. While there is a growing body of research examining experimentation in start-ups, there is no corresponding literature investigating the role of experiments in the innovation and corporate entrepreneurship activities of established firms despite the increasing interest in experimentation among managers and the growing practitioner literature urging established firms to adopt experimentation. We discuss this trend and point to a number of research areas that we believe deserve systematic research.
Issue Date: 2020
Date of Acceptance: 13-Jun-2019
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/71768
DOI: 10.1080/14479338.2019.1632713
ISSN: 1447-9338
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Start Page: 1
End Page: 11
Journal / Book Title: Innovation: Organization & Management
Volume: 22
Issue: 1
Copyright Statement: © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Innovation: Management, Policy and Practice on 09 July 2019, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/14479338.2019.1632713
Sponsor/Funder: Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC)
Funder's Grant Number: ES/M500562/1
Keywords: Social Sciences
Management
Business & Economics
Innovation
corporate entrepreneurship
experimentation
lean start-up
1503 Business and Management
1402 Applied Economics
Publication Status: Published
Open Access location: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14479338.2019.1632713
Online Publication Date: 2019-07-09
Appears in Collections:Imperial College Business School