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dc.contributor.authorIsherwood, A.*
dc.contributor.authorTassabehji, Rana*
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-11T14:14:46Z
dc.date.available2016-08-11T14:14:46Z
dc.date.issued2016-10
dc.identifier.citationIsherwood A and Tassabehji R (2016) A case analysis of managing “Maverick” innovation units. International Journal of Information Management. 36(5): 793-798.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/8777
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractCompanies in the high technology manufacturing and development sector have to continually innovate in order to survive and grow in increasingly turbulent and competitive markets. It is common practice for the parent company to spin off separate business units that can incubate and capitalise on the development of new technological innovations in order to grow and create new markets. This case study illustrates the issues that arise when a separate “maverick” business unit focusing on developing a new and disruptive innovation is spun off from the parent company. It underlines the problems that arise when ICT systems and operational processes are not strategically aligned and imposed by the parent company. It also demonstrates how innovative business units can harness their unique talents and apply them to solving operational problems. By developing a new bespoke system aligned with the maverick unit’s emergent processes, the maverick business unit was pulled back from the brink of disaster to a successful and profitable business unit.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2016.05.014en_US
dc.rights© 2016 Elsevier, Ltd. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).en_US
dc.subjectDisruptive innovation, IS alignment, Spin off, Business uniten_US
dc.titleA case analysis of managing “Maverick” innovation unitsen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2016-05-16
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionAccepted manuscripten_US


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