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Innovation And The General Manager

Author : Clayton M. Christensen
ISBN : UCSD:31822030132518
Genre : Business & Economics
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Clay Christensen is world-renowned in the field of innovation. His book is the first general manager's instruction kit for managing innovation. It was developed from Christensen's Harvard course and it helps students and managers learn to address the issues related to managing innovation more effectively. Its first purpose is to help them understand the challenges of coordination and interoperability in innovation and to equip them with the tools to manage these complex interactions effectively. Its second purpose it to help future managers develop an intuition for sorting out symptoms from their underlying causes and to give them vicarious experience, through case studies, in resolving those root causes.
Category: Business & Economics

Adoptive Management Innovation

Author : Haifen Lin
ISBN : 9789811077128
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 21.58 MB
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This book discusses adoptive management innovation, which has been successfully implemented in other areas. It proposes a theory on this field by considering the importance and popularity of adoptive management innovation in China and around the globe, and focusing on its nature. It also establishes a process framework through which adoptive management innovation occurs, explores how individual characteristics of individual managers affect their adoption decision, examines the effects of a firm’s dynamic capability on each phase of adoptive innovation, and addresses how intangible management innovation supports the process of tangible product innovation to produce effects. By exploring the process, adoption decision, drivers and effects of adoptive management innovation, the book offers abundant applications for managerial practice.
Category: Business & Economics

Competitive Innovation Management

Author : J. Christiansen
ISBN : 9780230001107
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 34.74 MB
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This book answers the question of how to improve the innovation performance of large companies. It discusses how a wide range of management systems and practices impact innovation performance. Having observed a number of management teams that were trying to improve innovation performance, the author describes the most effective ways to do this. He looks at what management systems to change first, how to change them, and who to involve in the process. Finally, he discusses how the ideal innovation system differs across industries and how managers should take industry differences into account as they work to improve their innovation systems.
Category: Business & Economics

Managing Innovation And Change

Author : Professor Jon Clark
ISBN : 1446232069
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Written specifically to meet the needs of students, this engaging book interweaves a fascinating case story with more general analysis to offer an ideal introduction to the processes and issues of managing organizational innovation and change. The story covers 10 years in the development of a major strategic initiative by Pirelli General - the creation and operation of an automated factory of the future'. Each chapter advances the story through a particular theme introduced by concise overviews of the main theories, concepts and debates in the literature, and concludes with questions for discussion. Key topics covered are: "strategy and structure" - the competitive environment, strategic decision-making, roles, relationships and tensions in a complex multinational; "human resource management and industrial relations" - greenfield versus brownfield' siting, flexibility, multi-skilling, single-union agreement, developing and implementing new HRM strategy; "technological innovation" - designing and implementing computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM), the challenges and problems of total automation; "total quality management "- introducing a culture of continuous improvement; and "managing strategic innovation" - continuity and change, leadership and culture, ideals and realities, learning in organizations.

The Innovation Zone

Author : Thomas M. Koulopoulos
ISBN : 9780891063704
Genre : Business & Economics
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Innovation has become a mantra for organizations facing unprecedented market pressures and worldwide competition. But can it be taught or developed as a core competency? Are there rules for turning great ideas into breakthrough innovations that alter behavior and culture, change the company-customer relationship, and carve out a path to global business success? Profiling dozens of today's most innovative organizations, The Innovation Zone delivers a new playbook for creating a structured business model of innovation that focuses on process, not products, to generate sustainable value and competitive dominance.
Category: Business & Economics

Light Strategies For Innovation

Author : William I Zangwill
ISBN : 9781451603309
Genre : Business & Economics
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From a leading business scholar comes this analysis of strategies and practices for sparking innovation within several of the world’s major companies. Willard Zangwill’s study of the innovation he addresses world-class practices of leading companies like General Electric, 3M, Canon, and others, providing a multi-step strategy for cultivating new products and development. Zangwill also explains the philosophy behind concurrent engineering, rapid learning cycles, target pricings, and more—in order to influence and promote the innovative process.
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Research On The Management Of Innovation

Author : Andrew H. Van de Ven
ISBN : 9780195349917
Genre : Business & Economics
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This is a reprint of a classic work of research on innovation first published in 1989. Resulting from the Minnesota Innovation Research Program (MIRP), the book includes a revised and expanded Preface and will complement the three other books growing out of the program, all published by Oxford--The Innovation Journey (1999), Organizational Change Processes: Theory and Methods for Research (2000), and Handbook of Organizational Change and Development (coming 2001).
Category: Business & Economics

Strategic Management Of Technology And Innovation

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ISBN : 0072312831
Genre : High technology industries
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Burgelman, Maidique, and Wheelwright have written the market leading text for a course in technology and innovation. This text covers the latest research by using a combination of text, readings, and cases. Based on reviewer response to a survey, the authors have updated many of the cases and instructors found outdated or lacking. As in the current edition, the book has a strong case foundation at Harvard and Stanford. Classic cases such as Claire McCloud have been kept, while newer cases such as Intel Corporation in 1999 have been added. There is also a strong set of readings from sources such as Harvard Business Review, California Management Review, and Sloan Management Review.
Category: High technology industries

Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire

Author : Braden Kelley
ISBN : 0470906421
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 57.60 MB
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Essential strategies to transform your organization and boost your profits Want to recapture your organization's original innovative spirit? Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire helps you remove the obstacles that have crippled the innovation superpowers that made your organization successful in the first place. Helps you identify the blockages hindering innovation within your organization Reveals the fundamental changes that will help your business rebuild its hidden or lost innovation capabilities Explores leading innovation theories you can apply right away-without expensive consultants Get the strategies you need to remove innovation barriers, increase profits-and change the way you do business.
Category: Business & Economics