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Case Studies On Innovation Management New Paradigms

Author : Sanghamitra Bhattacharya
ISBN : 8131412997
Genre : Business enterprises
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Markets are competitive with a proliferation of look alikes. To be different and have an edge over the other market players, companies turn to innovation and innovative ideas. But, how important is innovation in increasing the market share of an organisation? The obvious answer being very important. This case book filled with cases on business innovation gives the reader an insight into the wide spectrum of innovation that exists in management today and helps the reader analyse the value of innovation in a dynamic and competitive market. Innovation, though risky, signifies the transformation that a company needs to apply when its products or brands stagnate. Further, Innovation which means to change or improve, implies that there is something to look forward to. And innovation, when viewed as a business strategy, means that the company is upwardly mobile and is looking beyond the usual or the mundane. This case book highlights the threats and challenges, as well as the prospects and competitive advantages of innovation by giving real time examples for the reader to read, ponder, discuss, analyse and, perhaps, imbibe. Companies that one could easily associate with like Motorola, Acer, IBM, Microsoft, Canon, MphasiS, Pixer and Infosys, bring the book with its 18 case studies, with vivacity to the location of the reader. This is a book that engages the reader, adds value and new paradigms to knowledge.
Category: Business enterprises

Case Studies In Global Management

Author : Tony Dundon
ISBN : 0734611137
Genre : Business & Economics
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Real life examples of the challenges and opportunities in globalized workforces
Category: Business & Economics

Europe And The New Technologies

Author : Margaret Sharp
ISBN : UOM:35128000922102
Genre : Business & Economics
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Essays describe European technology in telecommunications, videotext, computer-aided design, machine tools, biotechnology, and the offshore supplies industry, explain how each field is changing, and assess the impact on Europe's economy
Category: Business & Economics

Leadership And Innovation In Subnational Government

Author : Tim Campbell
ISBN : 0821357077
Genre : Political Science
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This publication examines the various innovative projects on-going in Latin America, where fledging and developing local government policies are being introduced for reforming and improving services for the local communities whom they serve. The emergence of decentralised democracies in this region of the world offers may new challenges, that are dependent on building communities open to enterprise and innovation. Among such innovations are popular participation, service delivery, privatization and personnel management. Case studies of such developments are documented in this publication. For outside agencies and countries providing donor finance to this region, a greater awareness is required of the local policies that are being implemented. The World Bank recommends a process of participation in public choice, and a fostering of greater co-operation at a local level.
Category: Political Science

A Case Study Special On Innovation

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ISBN : 8190845241
Genre : Industrial management
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Compilation of 23 case studies that were published in Businessworld.
Category: Industrial management

Case Studies In Innovation For Researchers Teachers And Students

Author : Heather Fulford
ISBN : 9781908272379
Genre : Education
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Many would say that innovation is a major driving force in our economy but they would be wrong. Innovation has driven life on earth for about 4 billion years. Thus there is no reason to wonder why it is so very important in all aspects of our lives. As academics we are interested in studying innovation from many different perspectives. But the subject is not only of interest to academics. Both industry and government can obtain distinct advantage from innovation. There is also the public services sector and the NGOs as well. It is essential to remember that innovation is not a solitary activity: it is intensely based on relationships which are a key to its success. Heather Fulford is a leading authority on innovation and she has selected 10 important pieces of research which she believes will be of use to all interested readers. The ten cases and research studies presented in this volume serve to illustrate the reach and scope of innovation. Readers, researchers, teachers and students will find this book very rewarding.
Category: Education

Innovations In Maternal Health

Author : Jay Satia
ISBN : 9788132118848
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Innovations in Maternal Health presents a compilation of twenty-three innovations from the area of Maternal and Newborn Health. These innovations have been written in the case-study style for teaching, which will be beneficial for capacity building initiatives for health-care professionals. These descriptive cases cover innovative programmes, initiatives and technologies implemented in India. Each case is complemented by a documentary film provided in the accompanying DVD. The book takes us on a boat ride through the rarely travelled riverine areas of the Majuli Islands of Assam and the Sunderbans in West Bengal to the state of Tamil Nadu, which is known for its constant endeavours to improve its health-care system, considered one of the best in the country. Technological innovations to address hypothermia in newborns and buy time in cases of postpartum haemorrhage in low-resource settings have been documented in detail. The book hopes to encourage readers to analytically view the need for innovations, critically analyse their success and challenges and the need for information sharing for better utilization of existing knowledge.
Category: Health & Fitness

Innovation Intermediaries For Entrepreneurship And Innovation Case Studies And Perspectives

Author : Brendan Galbraith, Stephen Cross
ISBN : 9781910810439
Genre : Business & Economics
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Innovation intermediaries have been a central part of regional economic and innovation policies for several decades. During this time a plethora of different models have emerged shaped by cultural, contextual, policy and ecosystem variances. The key objective for policy-makers has been to create an ecosystem and culture within a region that harnesses and develops the next generation of high-tech firms and scales existing SMEs, with the hope rebalancing a modern economy. The science park and university incubator intermediary has grown into one of the most widespread intermediary models and both developed and developing nations have invested substantial resources into this model. This book comprises insightful case studies into innovation intermediaries in the USA - such as Georgia Institute of Technology, Europe and China. Differences in the ecosystem development, lessons learned - both exemplars and impediments to innovation are illustrated in this book. Several spin-off models, practices, mechanisms and entrepreneurship programmes are featured. We hope that this book will be of value to students of innovation and entrepreneurship, regional innovation policy-makers and practitioners.
Category: Business & Economics

Handbook Of Research On Innovation And Clusters

Author : Charlie Karlsson
ISBN : 9781848445079
Genre : Business & Economics
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'This volume is an important step in furthering the discussion about how cluster strategies work and the implications for theory and policy.' – Jennifer Clark, Review of Regional Studies The role of innovations and clusters has increasingly dominated local and regional development policies in recent decades. This authoritative and accessible Handbook considers important aspects of high-tech clusters, analyses insightful cluster case studies, and provides a number of recommendations for cluster policies. The chapters in this Handbook are written by international experts in the field and present evidence of the scope, effects, and potential of clusters as concentrations of innovative activities. The authors emphasize that cluster development is not the only option for local and regional development and argue that for cluster policies to be worthwhile, supporting policies in fields such as education, R&D, transportation, and communication infrastructure must accompany most cluster policies. Furthermore, several contributions stress that clusters often develop along a life cycle that may end with decline and even the disappearance of clusters. Consequently, this Handbook provides the basis for improving both research on innovation and clusters and the formulation and implementation of cluster policies. Furnishing the reader with rich, comprehensive discussion of innovations and clusters, this Handbook will be an essential source for researchers and academics in the field, as well as policymakers, planners and specialists, development experts and agencies, and consultants.
Category: Business & Economics

Cases In Innovative Nonprofits

Author : Ram A. Cnaan
ISBN : 9781483312910
Genre : Business & Economics
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Become an innovator in the nonprofit world Student friendly and readable, Cases in Innovative Nonprofits provides readers with current comparative case studies of innovative nonprofit organizations that are meeting the needs of humanity in both the U.S. and abroad. Edited by well-known scholars, Ram A. Cnaan and Diane Vinokur-Kaplan, this text provides inspiring examples of social entrepreneurs who have instituted new services to meet the needs of both new and long standing social problems. Each case features either an unidentified need and its successful response, or an existing need that was tackled in a unique and innovative manner. The text is purposefully organized into four parts: Part 1: Two conceptual chapters give the reader an understanding of what a nonprofit social innovation is and tools to analyze various social innovations in this volume and elsewhere. Part 2: Ten cases reveal the innovative formation of new nonprofit organizations. Part 3: Three cases emphasize innovation through collaboration. Part 4: Five cases demonstrate innovations taking place within an existing nonprofit organization. By using a simple, identical format for each case, this text facilitates student learning through comparative review, providing a deeper understanding about the complexity and steps required to achieve nonprofit social innovation.
Category: Business & Economics

Social Entrepreneurship And Innovation

Author : Ken Banks
ISBN : 9780749475925
Genre : Business & Economics
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Social innovation and social entrepreneurship look for creative and affordable solutions to specific societal problems. Fuelled by the spread of the internet and the ubiquity of mobile phones, there are more people working to solve pressing social and environmental problems in the world today than ever before in human history. Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation presents the journeys of pioneering - and often accidental - social innovators who, faced with a problem, used their courage, tenacity and creative thinking to find a solution. Using their own words to reflect open their experiences, these cases do not gloss over the setbacks and the dead ends social entrepreneurs can face. Instead, readers will gain a realistic insight into the challenges and an engaging look at the problem-solving mindset needed to overcome them. From a life-saving project to bring solar-powered lighting to midwives in Nigeria, to a news dissemination service that's grown from small beginnings to have a global impact, each case study draws out the lessons learnt by the innovators, providing guidance and advice for those looking to follow in their footsteps. Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation is an invaluable resource for social entrepreneurs and innovators looking for new ideas and insight into what really works - and what doesn't. This book is an inspiring read for anyone with a social conscience and a desire to change their world for the better.
Category: Business & Economics

Networks For Innovation In Sustainable Tourism

Author : Jack Carlsen
ISBN : 073461151X
Genre : Business & Economics
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Designed to facilitate discussion and further investigation of innovation, not only in tourism, but in other economic sectors as well.
Category: Business & Economics

Innovation Product Development And Commercialization

Author : Dariush Rafinejad
ISBN : 1932159703
Genre : Business & Economics
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This title uses a holistic approach to examine the diverse issues that managers face to channel resources in the right direction for commercial success. It details the commercialization of innovation and new products in fast-paced, high-tech markets and how to match tecnological advances to new market opportunities.
Category: Business & Economics

Innovation For Sustainable Development

Author : United Nations. Department of Economic and Social Affairs
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132068656
Genre : Business & Economics
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Africa faces daunting sustainable development challenges in coming decades, but also significant opportunities. The period since the beginning of this new millennium has been one of the strongest economic performance on the continent. This volume aims to highlight many exciting innovations for sustainable development in Africa at the local level. It also begins to assess the scope of scaling up these innovations to make an impact on a larger scale. The preparation of this volume is the result of a fruitful dialogue and interaction between the UN Secretariat and practitioners in the field in Africa. In addition to informing practitioners and policy makers in Africa, the volume is meant to inform and enrich discussions within the Commission on Sustainable Development at its 16th and 17th sessions (2008 and 2009).
Category: Business & Economics