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In direct breach of managerial edicts: a practice approach to creative deviance in professional service firms (2018)
Journal Article
Sarpong, D., Appiah, G., Bi, J., & Botchie, D. (2018). In direct breach of managerial edicts: a practice approach to creative deviance in professional service firms. R&D Management, 48(5), 580-590. https://doi.org/10.1111/radm.12315

© 2018 RADMA and John Wiley & Sons Ltd Drawing on practice as a meta-theoretical lens, we explore creative deviance (CD): wilful violation of managerial orders by employee(s) to pursue creative ideas. Data for our inquiry comes from in-depth interv... Read More about In direct breach of managerial edicts: a practice approach to creative deviance in professional service firms.

A comparative study of appropriateness and mechanisms of hard and soft technologies transfer (2017)
Journal Article
Botchie, D., Sarpong, D., & Bi, J. (2018). A comparative study of appropriateness and mechanisms of hard and soft technologies transfer. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 131, 214-226. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2017.08.010

© 2017 Elsevier Inc. Technology transfer continues to play a significant role in fostering economic growth, enterprise and human capability development in many emerging and developing economies. In this paper, we examine the appropriateness and mecha... Read More about A comparative study of appropriateness and mechanisms of hard and soft technologies transfer.

From imitation to innovation: The discursive processes of knowledge creation in the Chinese space industry (2017)
Journal Article
Bi, J., Sarpong, D., Botchie, D., & Rao-Nicholson, R. (2017). From imitation to innovation: The discursive processes of knowledge creation in the Chinese space industry. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 120, 261-270. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2017.01.008

© 2017 Elsevier Inc. The quantum jump from ballistic missiles to space docking in recent decades symbolizes China's new product innovation potential in technologically complex industries. Drawing on theories of knowledge creation and discourse, we ex... Read More about From imitation to innovation: The discursive processes of knowledge creation in the Chinese space industry.

Technological inclusiveness: Northern versus Chinese induced technologies in the garment industry (2016)
Journal Article
Botchie, D., Sarpong, D., & Bi, J. (2017). Technological inclusiveness: Northern versus Chinese induced technologies in the garment industry. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 119, 310-322. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2016.04.011

© 2016 Elsevier Inc. The Northern economies have been the main sources of technologies for the global garment manufacturing industry. Over the past decade, China has become an important alternative source of these technologies offering a range of tec... Read More about Technological inclusiveness: Northern versus Chinese induced technologies in the garment industry.

On the nurturing of strategic foresight: The Ubuntu perspective (2015)
Journal Article
Sarpong, D., Bi, J., & Amankwah-Amoah, J. (2016). On the nurturing of strategic foresight: The Ubuntu perspective. Futures, 75, 14-23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2015.10.007

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. We draw on ideas from the African humanistic philosophy of Ubuntu with existing approaches to propose alternative ways of nurturing strategic foresight in practice. Delineating Ubuntu as a transient organizing philosophy, we show... Read More about On the nurturing of strategic foresight: The Ubuntu perspective.


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