Innovative Non-existent Projects

Lent, Bogdan; Koscielniak, Helena; Lukasik, Katarzyna; Brendziel-Skowera, Katarzyna (2015). Innovative Non-existent Projects (Unpublished). In: Innovative Management Practices: Challanges and Opportunities in 21st Century. Abu Dhabi / UAE. 22.-23.11.2015.

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Only 9% of industry companies know exactly which projects are currently realised in their company and in which stage they are. 15-20% of company’s work capabilities are engaged in bootlegging projects (called INP in this paper for Innovative Non-existent Projects). However, those non-existent projects are origins of some most famous innovations: Makrolon® and Aspirin® of Bayer AG, Postit ® of 3M. Shall those bootlegging (INP) projects be indiscriminated or supported as the innovation driver? Paper presents the importance of innovation, types of innovative bootlegging projects, background and conditioning of their positive contribution towards company innovation. Typical cases of BMW and glue manufacturer are presented. An analysis of innovative engagement, the personality traits, company organisation and culture, motivators and show-stoppers allow to identify the mutual interdependence and suitable areas of innovative company activities. Conclusions contain the recommendations of innovation pursue with the INP projects as a part of a deal, both, in large and small companies. Yet, the approach of large enterprises shall differ from that of micro, small and medium companies, taking into account the human factor traits of potential INP project managers.

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Lent, Bogdan0000-0001-7332-9702;
Koscielniak, Helena;
Lukasik, Katarzyna and
Brendziel-Skowera, Katarzyna




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