Translating Military experiences of managing innovation and innovativeness into FM

John Hinks, Martin Alexander, Graham Dunlop

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This is a conceptual paper for facilities management (FM) practitioners and FM researchers. The paper seeks to analyse a number of well-documented successes and failures in military exploitation of innovation, and identify several recurrent facets that resonate with the contemporary approach to, and difficulties with achieving innovation in FM. Particular focus is made on lessons for developing a culture of organisational innovativeness and for the successful exploitation of latent innovation potential. The paper concludes that these issues represent a significant and systemic challenge to innovation and innovativeness in FM.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Facilities Management
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2007


  • facilities management
  • innovation


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