The Politics of Innovation: Pattern of an Air Force Case.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTIC S
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To better understand how successful innovation advocates overcome initial resistance to their ideas, a case study approach provides insight into the politics used by the advocates. In the paper, a case study of an organizational innovation initiated within the Air Force Logistics Command was undertaken in order to examine the behavior patterns exhibited by innovators when their efforts to implement their ideas are thwarted by those with approving authority. The patterns observed in this case are compared with technological innovation caes observed and reported in the Navy to determine if common patterns exist in each case.