The present and future of innovation according to today’s practitioners

The official journal of the Industrial Research Institute, Research-Technology Management (RTM), released its March-April 2013 issue last Friday with a concentration on evidence-based innovation and its future. In his From the Editor column, Jim Euchnar, Editor-in-Chief at RTM, discusses “The Nature and Uses of Evidence,” as a guideline for how each article in this issue approaches specific elements of innovation and R&D. “Conducting evidence-based research on innovation is more difficult in practice than it may appear,” writes Euchnar, “but it is possible. This issue includes examples that illustrate the varieties of evidence that can work for practitioners.”

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