versión impresa ISSN 0121-5051
MARIN-GARCIA, Juan A; BAUTISTA, Yolanda; GARCIA-SABATER, Julio J y VIDAL-CARRERAS, Pilar I. Implementation of Continuous Innovation in the Management of Operations: a Review of the Literature. Innovar [online]. 2010, vol.20, n.38, pp.77-94. ISSN 0121-5051.
Continuous innovation is a current topic in academic literature and various authors agree in pointing out that, despite its apparent simplicity, it is not easy to implement and maintain at companies. In this sense, the article's objective is to identify the most important aspects when implementing continuous innovation in managing of operations. We have carried out a review of the recent literature found in the most relevant journals, in addition to the minutes of the congresses organized by CINet. The work has been supplemented with a critical analysis of the literature in which concepts on the substance of continuous innovation have been unified, the keys to success or failure have been summarized and the conditions that must be fulfilled in order to satisfactorily implement diverse continuous innovation programs have also been summarized. Finally, some lines of research that could be considered as having been opened in this field are proposed.
Palabras clave : continuous innovation; human resources; implementation models; pillars; success factors; tools; management of operations.