Towards a comprehensive systematic innovation model: A literature review

Louis L.S.J. Krüger, Jan Harm C. Pretorius, Louwrence D. Erasmus

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The management of innovation would require a distinctive innovation process. There are indications that the innovation process is vaguely described, which means it will be difficult to manage it. Two streams of innovation processes are discussed and a generalisation of one of them to determine the extent of having a comprehensive systematic innovation process model. For the purpose of this paper a short definition of innovation is given. The innovation methods, systematic innovation, creative problem solving and TRIZ are briefly discussed. Methods to analyse problems is given as adequate definitions of problems are necessary for efficient finding of solutions. Idea creation techniques are discussed as well as the evaluation and implementation of ideas. Systematic innovation for business and management and the influence of psychological factors, problem definition and solving is examined. The conclusion looks at the combination of the creative problem solving and TRIZ processes and tools as presented in the model for systematic innovation for business and management and provide an evaluation of it. The detected shortcomings towards being comprehensive are indicated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-46
Number of pages8
JournalTransactions of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019


  • Innovation
  • Innovation Management
  • Management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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