Managing innovation based on studies on science, technology, and society: toward a constructivist and critical perspective of innovation management
Abstract This study elaborates a theoretical reflection and discussion about the comprehension and research of innovation management. The discussion builds on innovation management literature according to Dodgson, Gann, and Phillips (2013). The article analyzes the impact of literature on innovation management epistemology, and of understanding the world using the lenses provided by constructivist and critical studies on science, technology, and society. The analysis shows the possibility of opening new directions for innovation management, and the result shows the need to use performativity and reflexively to better understand the phenomenon. Such operation involves the necessary connection between capital and work for a thorough understanding of innovation management.