Laughing Out Loud: How Humor Shapes Innovation Processes Within and Across Organizations

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Details zur Publikation

Autor(en): Bogers M, Brem A, Heinemann T, Tavella E
Herausgeber: François Maon, Adam Lindgreen, Joelle Vanhamme, Rob Angell, Juliet Memery
Titel Sammelwerk: Not All Claps and Cheers - Humor in Business and Society Relationships
Verlag: Taylor and Francis
Verlagsort: New York
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2018
Seitenbereich: 177-189
ISBN: 9781138243439
Sprache: Englisch


Abstract


Innovation processes increasingly rely on the collaboration between different stakeholders across various boundaries, including functional, hierarchical and organizational boundaries. Such boundary-crossing interactions can rely on different types of mechanisms, activities and boundary objects. Humor might act as an appropriate managerial tool to shape such interactions as it affects the social positions of and relationships between individuals. In this article, we present a case study of how humor is employed at the micro-level of collaborative innovation processes. Based on data from workshops in which participants work together to construct new business models for a particular company, we employ the method of conversation analysis to find that humor (laughter in particular) can be an important condition for the acceptance of proposals at the interactional micro-level of innovation processes. A key finding is that company-internal representatives’ use of humor differs from company-external participants in terms of their orientation to having different rights and responsibilities in the innovation process. 



FAU-Autoren / FAU-Herausgeber

Brem, Alexander Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Technologiemanagement


Autor(en) der externen Einrichtung(en)
University of Copenhagen


Zitierweisen

APA:
Bogers, M., Brem, A., Heinemann, T., & Tavella, E. (2018). Laughing Out Loud: How Humor Shapes Innovation Processes Within and Across Organizations. In François Maon, Adam Lindgreen, Joelle Vanhamme, Rob Angell, Juliet Memery (Eds.), Not All Claps and Cheers - Humor in Business and Society Relationships (pp. 177-189). New York: Taylor and Francis.

MLA:
Bogers, Marcel, et al. "Laughing Out Loud: How Humor Shapes Innovation Processes Within and Across Organizations." Not All Claps and Cheers - Humor in Business and Society Relationships Ed. François Maon, Adam Lindgreen, Joelle Vanhamme, Rob Angell, Juliet Memery, New York: Taylor and Francis, 2018. 177-189.

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