The term E-Novation was created by the research team of enovationmatters.com
, which consists of Ehsan Ehsani
, Hazhir Rahmandad, Robert Shelton and also Frank Piller. They recently published some results of their first E-novation study
regarding the use of collaborative web-based tools for innovation and product development
Personally, I am not a fan of this new creation of "E-Novation". I think it refers to much to the late 90s with all its E-Commerce etc. Additionally, I don't think we need another term for web-based innovation tools. But anyway, it highly appreciate their empirical approach. Nowadays, too much theories about innovation in general are build without any empirical evidence. Hence, we are in desperate need of empirical studies which can prove our theories and concepts.
In the end, they collected a worldwide sample of 203 companies (main focus nordic countries and US) with no specific industry focus (also service companies were included).