The evolution of the innovation process in organizations has long eluded a 'comfortable' degree of control from a managerial point of view. With the advent of open innovation and the introduction of new issues such as interplay of collaborative inputs and intellectual property rights, the role of organizational control of innovation processes seems to increase in importance for a business. It is hypothesized that the level of process control and quality management methods employed decrease the variability and unpredictability of the innovation processes and technology transfer processes and help regulate the forms of the same. The research paper attempts to further corroborate this hypothesis with the special case of an evolving open innovation model. Questions such as how various quality management techniques 'fit' technology transfer approaches, and how control measures help stabilize and align innovation to strategic business goals are explored as well.

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International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management
Sprott School of Business

Mann, H. (Hanuv), Kumar, U, & Mann, I.J.S. (Inder Jit Singh). (2009). Control measures employed in technology transfer in open innovation. International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, 9(9), 181–189.