RTM - Digitalization, Digitization, and Innovation

This column is the latest in a series of discussions aimed at defining the vocabulary of innovation management. The object is to take on the profession’s terms of art, exploring their origins and mapping their limitations, to provide new clarity and thus restore some of their power. In looking at the terminology at the heart of innovation management and exploring how it has emerged and evolved, perhaps we can also get a glimpse of where innovation is heading. In previous installments, we looked at disruptive innovation, open innovation, user innovation, the sharing economy, and corporate venturing. Up this month, a relatively new term, but one taking on increasing weight and significance and accruing multiple meanings: digitalization.

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Volume 61, Issue 4, July-August 2018