Andy Van de Ven


Navigating the Innovation Journey

November 11, 2016

Navigating the Innovation Journey

Andrew H. Van de Ven is Professor Emeritus in the Carlson School of the University of Minnesota. He teaches courses on the management of innovation and change, organizational behavior, and engaged scholarship research methods. Van de Ven's books and journal articles over the years have dealt with the Nominal Group Technique, organization design and assessment, inter-organizational relationships, organizational innovation and change, and engaged scholarship research methods.

Van de Ven has been studying changes unfolding in health care organizations and industry. During the 1980s he directed the Minnesota Innovation Research Program in which 30 faculty and doctoral students tracked fourteen different kinds of innovations from concept to implementation. 

In addition to organizational innovation and change, Van de Ven's books and journal articles over the years have dealt with the Nominal Group Technique, organization assessment, inter-organizational relationships, and research methods. He is co-author of 13 books, including: The Innovation Journey (1999, 2008), Organization Change and Innovation Processes (2000), Handbook of Organizational Change and Innovation (2004), and Engaged Scholarship (2007), which won the 2008 Terry best book award from the Academy of Management. During 2000-2001 Van de Ven was President of the Academy of Management.

Professor Van de Ven is the very definition of an engaged scholar, literally writing the book on the topic.  Here he is discussing modes of organizational change. 

Bård Benum from Powel and doctoral student Rikke Stoud Platou listening attentively to how to navigate the innovation journey. 

Kjell-Arne Ingebrigtsen from Yara and doctoral student Nhien Nguen listeing. 

Dag Brænd and Alf-Egil Bogen from Novelda.