A4 Conference proceedings

TRIZ in Innovation Management

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Publication Details
Authors: Teplov Roman, Chechurin Leonid, Podmetine Daria
Publication year: 2013
Language: English
Title of parent publication: International research conference "TRIZfest 2013". - Kiev, Ukraine, August, 01-03, 2013: conference proceedings. St. Petersburg
ISBN: 978-5-7422-4028-0
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TRIZ (Russian acronym for the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving, TIPS) is nowadays gaining sufficient popularity across practitioners as well as academic scholars which results in growing amount of publications. TRIZ theory was initially created by G. Altshuller for solving technical problems, further theory development attempts tried to apply its instruments in more "soft" non-technical areas. This conceptual paper aims to study application of TRIZ in management, and more specifically in innovation management, by analysing academic articles with tools offered by systematic literature review approach. Paper also aims to find out which methods are commonly used in combination with TRIZ and to determine current research gaps and problems. Annual number of journal publications on TRIZ has been gradually increasing since the end of 2007. The overall amount of reviewed articles is 99 (from Scopus and ISI Web of Knowledge). In the sample of articles we have reviewed, we found that innovation management is one of the most common applications for TRIZ. Quite often instead of applying the whole TRIZ toolset, only several instruments, particularly contradiction solved tools are applied. Analysis revealed significant amount (over 30) of additional methodologies to be used in combination with TRIZ. In some cases they might serve as minor complementary instruments, whereas in other they act as comprehensive methodologies with embedded TRIZ elements. There are also several most often mentioned problems such as complexity of methodology and consequently increased subjectiveness and expert-dependency, insufficient integration with common IT tools and lacking of industry verification cases.

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