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Mixed Methods Utilisation in Innovation Management Research: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Summary

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Doctoral School, Cracow University of Economics, 27 Rakowicka St., 31-510 Krakow, Poland
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Department of Strategic Analysis, College of Management Sciences and Quality, Cracow University of Economics, 27 Rakowicka St., 31-510 Krakow, Poland
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J. Risk Financial Manag. 2020, 13(11), 252; https://doi.org/10.3390/jrfm13110252
Received: 31 August 2020 / Revised: 9 October 2020 / Accepted: 16 October 2020 / Published: 27 October 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Innovation, Internationalization and Entrepreneurship)
The main purpose of this article is to explore the application of mixed methods research in the innovation management sub-discipline utilizing a systematic literature review and meta-summary analysis. Regardless of the growing number of studies in innovation management there is still a lack of research that integrates and synthesizes this body of knowledge. Our review of 93 articles from Web of Science and Scopus databases, including content analysis, presents trends and research background in innovation management that use the mixed methods approach. This study addresses the inconsistencies in the literature and presents a holistic picture of what existing empirical studies have found to date. In addition, we have developed an innovation management model based on selected theoretical lenses to enable future researchers in a given area to choose the appropriate method. The results of the meta-summary show that 50.54% articles from our dataset are related to partially mixed dominant sequential methods, 12.90% fully mixed dominant sequential methods and 11.83% fully mixed dominant concurrent methods. We identified several research gaps and provided a future research avenue in the context of innovation management. The article analyzes empirical papers, enables identification of problems in the current research and identifies trends in the area of the studied phenomenon. The results on the topic of mixed methods in innovation management and used tools have indicated that this issue is still in a premature phase but with an upward trend of research development. View Full-Text
Keywords: mixed methods research; mixed research approaches; mixed research models; innovations; innovation management mixed methods research; mixed research approaches; mixed research models; innovations; innovation management
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Bracio, K.; Szarucki, M. Mixed Methods Utilisation in Innovation Management Research: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Summary. J. Risk Financial Manag. 2020, 13, 252. https://doi.org/10.3390/jrfm13110252

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Bracio K, Szarucki M. Mixed Methods Utilisation in Innovation Management Research: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Summary. Journal of Risk and Financial Management. 2020; 13(11):252. https://doi.org/10.3390/jrfm13110252

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Bracio, Klaudia, and Marek Szarucki. 2020. "Mixed Methods Utilisation in Innovation Management Research: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Summary" Journal of Risk and Financial Management 13, no. 11: 252. https://doi.org/10.3390/jrfm13110252

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