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dc.title Innovative company: A story of Linet en
dc.contributor.author Slinták, Karel
dc.contributor.author Briš, Petr
dc.contributor.author Jurigová, Zuzana
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Security and Sustainability Issues
dc.identifier.issn 2029-7017 OCLC, Ulrich, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.date.issued 2018
utb.relation.volume 7
utb.relation.issue 3
dc.citation.spage 533
dc.citation.epage 548
dc.type article
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher General Jonas Zemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania
dc.identifier.doi 10.9770/jssi.2018.7.3(13)
dc.relation.uri https://jssidoi.org/jssi/papers/papers/view/289
dc.subject Creative culture en
dc.subject Economic sustainability and performance en
dc.subject Innovativeness en
dc.subject Learnership en
dc.subject Learning organization en
dc.subject Seeds of innovation en
dc.description.abstract The article deals with the analysis of the Czech company Linet in an effort to reveal a sustainable business model. It describes the company in the historical context (birth and gradual development), the organizational context (infrastructure) and the innovation context (sources of innovation). The main aim of the article is to find out answers to questions how the company's journey looked like from zero to the position of European leader in the hospital beds production and what prerequisites the company had to fulfil in order to create a creative culture and what are the imaginary seeds from which its innovations are growing. Fulfilling this goal required to search for literature sources dealing with innovation, innovation sources (opportunities windows), innovation process and innovation companies and also to create a case study that focused on the company's innovation practice in years 1990-2016. The Linet study is based on six structured interviews with both the founder of the company as well as its current CEO. Research has shown that the company achieved rocket growth thanks to two basic principles, namely constant improvement and respect to people and market focus (openness to the outside world). These principles were applied in practice through controversial thinking, staffinexperience, learning infrastructure, learning and learnership. Openness to the outside world has been identified as an important source of innovation. This openness was ensured by systematic monitoring of the internal and external environment which consisted of stafftesting, centres of excellence, patent scanning and the Academy of Productivity and Innovations. The results of the study have led to the conclusion that the company has achieved high innovative performance through ability of absorbing theoretical knowledge, applying it to its processes and principles and integrate it into a comprehensive system that responds to its needs (adapt). © 2018 General Jonas Zemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Management and Economics
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1007919
utb.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-85045709322
utb.source j-scopus
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-18T15:12:08Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-18T15:12:08Z
utb.contributor.internalauthor Slinták, Karel
utb.contributor.internalauthor Briš, Petr
utb.contributor.internalauthor Jurigová, Zuzana
utb.fulltext.affiliation Karel Slinták 1 , Petr Briš 2 , Zuzana Jurigová 3 1,2,3 Tomas Bata University in Zlín, nám. T. G. Masaryka 5555, 760 01, Zlín E-mail: 1 slintak@fame.utb.cz, 2 bris@utb.cz, 3 zjurigova@utb.cz
utb.fulltext.dates Received 22 March 2017; accepted 15 January 2018
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