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The Rise Of The Reluctant Innovator

Author : Ken Banks
ISBN : 9781907994203
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Despite the tens of billions spent each year in international aid, some of the most promising and exciting social innovations and businesses have come about by chance. Many of the people behind them did not consciously set out to solve anything, but they did. Welcome to the world of the reluctant innovator.
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Rise Of The Reluctant Innovator

Author : Brij Kothari
ISBN : 1907994181
Genre : Social action
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A book of innovation and entrepreneurship case studies, all related to work in developing countries.
Category: Social action

How Transformative Innovations Shaped The Rise Of Nations

Author : Gerard Tellis
ISBN : 9781783087952
Genre : Business & Economics
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Over the last 2,000 years, critical innovations have transformed small regions into global powers. But these powers have faded when they did not embrace the next big innovation. Gerard J. Tellis and Stav Rosenzweig argue that openness to new ideas and people, empowerment of individuals and competition are key drivers in the development and adoption of transformative innovations. These innovations, in turn, fuel economic growth, national dominance and global leadership. In How Transformative Innovations Shaped the Rise of Nations, Tellis and Rosenzweig examine the transformative qualities of concrete in Rome; swift equine warfare in Mongolia; critical navigational innovations in the golden ages of Chinese, Venetian, Portuguese and Dutch empires; the patent system and steam engine in Britain; and mass production in the United States of America.
Category: Business & Economics

Financial Technology And Disruptive Innovation In Asean

Author : Anshari, Muhammad
ISBN : 9781522591856
Genre : Business & Economics
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The emergence of financial technology (FinTech)-related products is causing major disruptions in financial services that enable financial solutions and innovative business models resulting in the fusion of finance and smart mobile technology. As ASEAN is undergoing a paradigm shift from government-to-government (G2G) to community-to-community (C2C) relationships with the emphasis on integration and collaboration, the adoption of FinTech and its possible future directions needs to be studied further. Financial Technology and Disruptive Innovation in ASEAN provides an assortment of innovative research that explores the recent FinTech initiative in ASEAN with respect to its process, strategies, challenges, and outcomes and highlights new business models, products, and services that affect financial markets and institutions and the provision of financial services. While highlighting topics including blockchain technology, cloud computing, and mobile banking, this book is ideally designed for business executives, managers, entrepreneurs, financial and banking practitioners, policymakers, academicians, students, professionals, and researchers.
Category: Business & Economics

Innovation Management

Author : Carolina Machado
ISBN : 9783110358759
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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As a consequence of social, technological, political and economic changes, the field of organizations management and engineering becomes highly complex, calling for more effective strategies. In this book, the authors discuss innovative technological resources and their implications on organizational policies, strategies, and flexibility, as well as on sustainable management.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Perspectives On Financing Innovation

Author : James E. Daily
ISBN : 9781317693079
Genre : Business & Economics
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Although much has been written about innovation in the past several years, not all parts of the innovation lifecycle have been given the same treatment. This volume focuses on the important first step of arranging financing for innovation before it is made, and explores the feedback effect that innovation can have on finance itself. The book brings together a diverse group of leading scholars in order to address the financing of innovation. The chapters address three key areas, intellectual property, venture capital, and financial engineering in the capital markets, in order to provide fresh and insightful analyses of current and future economic developments in financing innovation. Chapters on intellectual property cover topics including innovation in law-making, orphan business models, and the use of intellectual property to protect financial engineering innovations and developing intellectual property regimes in Brazil, Russia, India, and China. The book also covers the tax treatment of venture capital founders, the treatment of preferred stock by the Delaware Courts, asset-backed lending hedge funds, and corporate governance for small businesses after the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill. The book will be of interest to scholars, practitioners, and students in law, innovation, finance, and business.
Category: Business & Economics

Discovery Innovation And Risk

Author : Newton Copp
ISBN : 0262531119
Genre : Science
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Discovery, Innovation, and Risk presents brief descriptions of selected scientific principles in the context of interesting technological examples to illustrate the complex interplay among science, engineering, and society.
Category: Science

The Source Of Capital Goods Innovation

Author : Kong Rae-Lee
ISBN : 9781317938606
Genre : Business & Economics
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The results of the empirical investigation of Japan and Korea show that the user firms in both countries, represented by car makers, have involved themselves in the technical and entrepreneurial entry into machine tools along with making active investments. As a consequence, they made a considerable contribution to the innovation of machine tools, increasing their competitive advantage as well as the competence of their specialized suppliers.
Category: Business & Economics

Business Government And The End Of Empire

Author : Nicholas J. White
ISBN : UOM:39015040687934
Genre : History
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White looks at the divided relations between British business and government during the decolonisation period in Malaya, examining interactions concerning reconstruction, the Emergency, and the development of the rubber industry
Category: History

Sustainable Development And Innovation In The Energy Sector

Author : Ulrich Steger
ISBN : 354023103X
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book addresses the reality that there is no consensus on the extent to which innovations can reconcile ever-growing energy consumption, the shrinking availability of resources, and the environmental consequences of fossil-fuel energy use. The contributors explore how these conflicting scenarios could be reconciled; and how we might shape a more sustainable energy system from the existing one.
Category: Business & Economics

The Reluctant Farmer

Author : Roy Vernon Scott
ISBN : UOM:39015004947928
Genre : Agricultural education
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Roy Scott here surveys the rise of agricultural extension education in the United States from the 1780s to 1914. He examines in detail attempts by the farm press, local agricultural clubs and societies, county fairs, and colleges to improve farming devices. Scott shows that these otherwise useful agencies and institutions all found it nearly impossible to convenice farmers of the value of science. There was a stigma attached to "book farming," and the abundance of cheap and fertile land strengthened stubborn convictions that new techniques were unnecessary and unwise. It remained for Seaman Knapp and several others to point the way through demonstration, to show farmers ways to more productive agriculture. The enactment of the Smith-Lever Act in 1914 provided legislative founding for the expansion of the demonstration method throughout the United States.
Category: Agricultural education

Managing Innovation In Construction

Author : Martyn Jones
ISBN : 0727730029
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Enhanced by a range of case studies from leading companies, theoretical discussions and research findings, Managing innovation in construction will be an invaluable resource for practitioners, academics, students and researchers in the areas of management and construction.
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Rise Of Interactive Governance And Quasi Markets

Author : S.A. Denters
ISBN : 1402017421
Genre : Political Science
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It has taken a long time to make this book. Many initial drafts of the chapters published in this book were presented in November 2000 during a two-day conference on Interactive governance: towards a post-parliamentary democracy held in Enschede (The Netherlands). The Netherlands Institute of Governance (NIG) sponsored the . conference. After this conference the organisers discussed the possibility of making a book on the basis of papers presented at this event. In the end it was agreed that such a publication would indeed be worthwhile provided the initial papers were fundamentally revised. Moreover it was agreed that also supplementary chapters should be included, in order to strengthen the international comparative perspective. On this basis authors of the conference papers chapters and envisioned new chapters were invited to (re)submit drafts. The completion of the book, however, was unexpectedly halted by the tragic sudden death of our co-editor and dear friend Oscar van Heffen. In his lifetime he was the driving force behind this project. Without his efforts, insightful comments and helpful suggestions this book, in its present form, would never have been published. As such we dedicate this volume to his memory, the completion of the book being an honorary debt to our friend and his wife Mirjan.
Category: Political Science

The Rise Of Birds

Author : Sankar Chatterjee
ISBN : 9781421416144
Genre : Science
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A small set of fossilized bones discovered almost thirty years ago led paleontologist Sankar Chatterjee on a lifelong quest to understand their place in our understanding of the history of life. They were clearly the bones of something unusual, a bird-like creature that lived long, long ago in the age of dinosaurs. He called it Protoavis, and the animal that owned these bones quickly became a contender for the title of "oldest known bird." In 1997, Chatterjee published his findings in the first edition of The Rise of Birds. Since then Chatterjee and his colleagues have searched the world for more transitional bird fossils. And they have found them. This second edition of The Rise of Birds brings together a treasure trove of fossils that tell us far more about the evolution of birds than we once dreamed possible. With no blind allegiance to what he once thought he knew, Chatterjee devours the new evidence and lays out the most compelling version of the birth and evolution of the avian form ever attempted. He takes us from Texas to Spain, China, Mongolia, Madagascar, Australia, Antarctica, and Argentina. He shows how, in the "Cretaceous Pompeii" of China, he was able to reconstruct the origin and evolution of flight of early birds from the feathered dinosaurs that lay among thousands of other amazing fossils. Chatterjee takes us to where long-hidden bird fossils dwell. His compelling, occasionally controversial, revelations—accompanied by spectacular illustrations—are a must-read for anyone with a serious interest in the evolution of "the feathered dinosaurs," from vertebrate paleontologists and ornithologists to naturalists and birders. -- Alan Feduccia, University of North Carolina
Category: Science

The Reluctant Retreat

Author : Phillip J. Bryson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105012369679
Genre : Business & Economics
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The history of socialism's attempts to decentralize began with the reforms in the mid-sixties. The book traces the frustrated efforts of the party to maintain economic power and control while decentralizing enough to encourage individual enterprises to accept more responsibility and achieve greater efficiency and quality in their production efforts.
Category: Business & Economics

The Reluctant Superpower

Author : Richard Holt
ISBN : UOM:39015038425131
Genre : Business & Economics
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Argues that U.S. leadership has become compromised by ambivalent policies and cites incidents that have shaped the nation's global economic status
Category: Business & Economics