A closed-loop control for a cooperative innovation culture in interorganizational R&D projects
Since project managers only have a limited authority in interorganizational R&D projects a cooperative innovation culture is essential for team cohesion and thus for achieving project scope in time and cost. For its development different factors depending on underlying values are essential. These factors must be learned iteratively by the project members so that they are living the values of a cooperative innovation culture. Hence, this paper raises the following research question: "How to control living the values of a cooperative innovation culture in interorganizational R&D projects?" To answer this question, a closed-loop control for a cooperative innovation culture is developed. The developed closed-loop control system includes several different functional units which show essential roles and several different variables which show what to consider and design in the control system. In addition, the developed closed-loop control system is generalized for other types of projects such as intraorganizational projects.