Critical Perspectives on Innovation Management

Critical Perspectives on Innovation Management
Author: Patryk Dziurski
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2021-11-29
ISBN: 1000484262
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Perspectives on Innovation Management Book Excerpt:

Most firms perceive innovation as the best way to grow. However, how it can best be manged is still uncleared. While the number of publications on innovation has skyrocketed over the past two decades, it is still increasingly difficult to gain an overview of its most critical aspects. It has been even more challenging that much has been written about the possible benefits of innovation, but there is still lack of understanding of its downsides at the innovative firm level. This can lead to detrimental effects, such as a lower commitment to innovation, a lack of the effective innovation strategy, inappropriate organizational design that does not enhance innovation, and either a too cautious or too risky approach to innovation. Thus, the book aims to explore the concept of innovation management as well as to identify the bright and dark sides of innovation in innovative firms. A better understanding of the positive and negative effects of product and process innovation expands the knowledge base on innovation management and allows managers to manage innovation in a more efficient and effective manner. This book will be valuable to researchers, academics, managers, and advanced students in the fields of management studies, strategy, and organizational studies.

Management Control Systems Decision Making and Innovation Development

Management Control Systems  Decision Making  and Innovation Development
Author: Dawid Szutowski
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2021-10-04
ISBN: 1000471926
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Management Control Systems Decision Making and Innovation Development Book Excerpt:

The systematic approach to innovation development today is one of the world’s most prominent scientific fields, and with good reason. When applied correctly, such system produces regular outcomes, which consistently drive lasting competitive advantage. Unfortunately, as much as it is beneficial, the orchestration of an undisturbed flow of multiple complex, dynamic, and flexible innovation development processes is structurally demanding. In this book, a recognised innovation management specialist sets the record straight, offering a comprehensive approach to the improvement of innovation efficiency with the use of management control system. Unlike other books on the subject, it proposes original representation – the CDI model – of the relationships between management control system, decision-making quality, and innovation system efficiency and explains why management control is fundamental to innovation management. In addition to that, inside the reader will find several original developments. These include: the info-deficiency (I-D) model, depicting the various parameters hindering decision-making in innovation development; the product innovation development (PID) system, offering the original function-based approach to innovation management; and the composite innovation index – specially designed tool intended to evaluate the efficiency of an innovation development system. It will be of interest to researchers, academics, practitioners, and advanced students in the fields of management, strategy, and innovation.

Innovation Management

Innovation Management
Author: Mark Dodgson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 74
Release: 2017-10-25
ISBN: 1351240161
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovation Management Book Excerpt:

Innovation is the means by which organizations survive and thrive in uncertain and turbulent conditions. Innovation management has become a well-established field of research, teaching and practice, with a substantial literature. As a broad-based research field, contributions stem from an array of perspectives including science, economics, engineering and psychology. Innovation is crucial for economic and social progress, and it needs to be managed in order to be beneficial. Innovation Management: A Research Overview provides a concise introduction to the best research on innovation management. It covers four main themes: foundational studies, key concepts and frameworks, important empirical studies, and current and emerging themes. The research discussed includes classic studies, with core insights in the field, key thinking on strategies and processes for innovation, well-established and novel research methods, and issues of greatest contemporary importance. This shortform book provides direction through the maze of research on the nature, processes and outcomes of innovation management, and provides an invaluable introduction to the literature on innovation management for students and professionals.

Competition Strategy and Innovation

Competition  Strategy  and Innovation
Author: Rafał Śliwiński,Łukasz Puślecki
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2021-11-19
ISBN: 1000476995
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Competition Strategy and Innovation Book Excerpt:

Understanding the latest trends and technologies and their impact on enterprises, organizations or state administrations is essential to successfully develop a business in the age of Industry 4.0. This book presents a unique selection of topics and offers the reader an understanding of the implications of the newest technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Augmented Reality (AR) and new trends like social media and sustainable competitiveness in business. It presents the impact of the newest trends on businesses, consumers, and the result on the economy. Contributions showcase the technical perspective of new technologies and provides an innovative and enriching perspective on the implementation of AI in e-commerce and the developmental barriers it can create, modern social media usage in enterprises, the newest trends in innovation management, sustainable competitiveness in the business context, the influence and effect of augmented reality, and the privacy problem of Internet of Things to consumers. This book illustrates how to develop innovation cooperation between business, academia and public institutions through the example of biopharmaceutical industry. It will be of value to researchers, academics, professionals, and students in the fields of economics, management, international business.

Technology Organizations and Innovation

Technology  Organizations and Innovation
Author: David Preece,Ian McLoughlin,Patrick Dawson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology Organizations and Innovation Book Excerpt:

Operations Management in Japan

Operations Management in Japan
Author: Hiromichi Shibata
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2021-11-29
ISBN: 1000484742
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Operations Management in Japan Book Excerpt:

This book provides insights into Japanese production and operations management through the roles and human resource management of Japanese manufacturing engineers and how their roles contribute to efficient manufacturing. The book looks at six industries i.e. automobile, electronics, business machine industries of the parts processing and assembly sector, steel, chemical and pharmaceutical industries of the material processing sector, and 13 Japanese leading multinational companies. It also compares Japanese automotive firms with their German, French, and American counterparts. The analysis reveals that many managers, employees, and scholars underappreciate the roles and contributions of manufacturing engineers in the United States. The book will offer invaluable lessons to management scholars interested in operations management and global supply chains, especially in the context of the Japanese manufacturing industry.

Innovation Management in the Knowledge Economy

Innovation Management in the Knowledge Economy
Author: Ben Dankbaar
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2003-08-05
ISBN: 1783260998
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovation Management in the Knowledge Economy Book Excerpt:

This book provides an overview of recent, predominantly European, thinking on the issues and challenges for innovation management in the modern, knowledge-based economy. The topic is explored in four directions: the growing importance of services and of innovation in services; the growing interest in competence-based approaches of strategy and innovation; the role of technology in innovation processes; and the increasing importance of knowledge management in innovation management. Each direction is briefly introduced by the editor. The contributions come from universities and management schools in Germany, Italy, France, the United Kingdom, Belgium, The Netherlands and the United States. Contents:The Knowledge Economy: Trend or Scenario?Services, Innovation and KnowledgeCompetencies for InnovationInnovation with TechnologyInnovation Management as Knowledge Management Readership: Academics and professionals (consultants, policy advisors and managers) in the field of innovation management and innovation policy. Key Features:The book provides a detailed, step-by-step set of procedures and successful strategies that readers can use immediately. The book has an international appeal as there are inclusions of international case problems and different cultural aspects. There are very few books in this area that are backed by empirical researchKeywords:Innovation Management;Knowledge Economy;Knowledge Management;Competence-Based View;Research and DevelopmentReviews:“… it contains material on management of the innovation process that may be worthwhile for the discriminating and persevering reader with an interest in recent thought on the topic.” Journal of Product Innovation Management

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship
Author: Norris F. Krueger
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780415158572
Category: Entrepreneurship
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Entrepreneurship Book Excerpt:

This new collection provides a much needed retrospective view of the key academic work published in this area. The papers here highlight the importance of studying entrepreneurship from a wide range of perspectives, including research that derives from economics, history, sociology, psychology and from different business disciplinary bases such as marketing, finance and strategy. The overall focus in this set is on "entrepreneurial" activity, rather than specifically small or family-owned business and favours research articles over those that deal purely with practice.

Challenging the Innovation Paradigm

Challenging the Innovation Paradigm
Author: Karl-Erik Sveiby,Pernilla Gripenberg,Beata Segercrantz
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2012-05-04
ISBN: 1136324526
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Challenging the Innovation Paradigm Book Excerpt:

Innovation is almost always seen as a "good thing". Challenging the Innovation Paradigm is a critical analysis of the innovation frenzy and contemporary innovation research. The one-sided focus on desirable effects of innovation misses many opportunities to reduce the undesirable consequences. Authors in this book show how systemic effects outside the innovating firms reduce the net benefits of innovation for individual employees, customers, as well as for society as a whole - also the innovators' own organizations. This book analyzes the dominant discourses that construct and reconstruct the assumptions and one-sidedness of contemporary innovation research (generally known as the pro-innovation bias) by focusing on consequences of innovation, distinguishing between intended and unintended as well as desirable and undesirable consequences. Contributors illustrate how both the discourses of innovation and the consequences of innovation permeate all levels of society: in policy discourse, in academic discourse, in research funding, in national innovation systems, in the financial sector, in organizational and work contexts, and in environmental pollution. The volume offers a critical, multidisciplinary, and multinational perspective on the topic, with authors from diverse academic fields examining and making comparisons between a variety of national contexts.

Technological Managerial and Organizational Core Competencies Dynamic Innovation and Sustainable Development

Technological  Managerial and Organizational Core Competencies  Dynamic Innovation and Sustainable Development
Author: Nobre, Farley Simon
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 732
Release: 2011-09-30
ISBN: 1613501668
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technological Managerial and Organizational Core Competencies Dynamic Innovation and Sustainable Development Book Excerpt:

Innovation involves a set of processes which support the production and transformation of knowledge into new processes, technologies and products, goods and services, and provide an organization with particular strengths and value relative to other firms. In such a view, innovation is a key source of customer benefits and sustainable competitive advantage. Technological, Managerial and Organizational Core Competencies: Dynamic Innovation and Sustainable Development investigates the impact of knowledge management, information systems, finance, organizational networks, internationalization, strategic management, marketing, entrepreneurship, and sustainability on an organization that pursues dynamic innovation and sustainable advantage. This book provides research and practice for graduate and undergraduate programs, as well as business firms with different technological, managerial, and organizational perspectives. Further Description from the Editors: This book represents the culmination of an international project to compile inter-disciplinary research that most contributes to innovation. More specifically, this book is about innovation in firms, industries, nations and society. It speaks to professionals and researchers who want to improve their understanding of dynamic innovation and sustainable development. The Editors’ goal is to foster cross-pollination among researchers. To this aim, the Editors have selected and assembled 35 chapters that illustrate multidisciplinary theoretical perspectives and empiric results on innovation and the roles of Sustainability, Organizational Networks, Entrepreneurship, Knowledge Management, R&D&T (Research, Development and Technology) Management, Marketing, Finance, Internationalization, and Information Systems in the organization that pursues dynamic innovation and sustainable development. Innovation involves processes, organizational elements (or resources), and Organizational Abilities (OA) that support the production and transformation of knowledge into new knowledge, processes, structures, technologies and products, goods and services. At the firm and industry levels of analysis, innovation can provide organizations with strengths relative to other firms, clusters, and nations and it is a key source of customer benefits and sustainable development. At the collective and societal levels of analysis, innovation can provide humanity with economic, social and environmental wealth through sustainable development. The uniqueness of this book lies in the participants’ efforts to identify Organizations' Creative Areas (OCA) that can provide core competencies for the organization in pursuit of dynamic innovation and sustainable development. In this perspective, innovation is a dynamic system and it is contingent upon a set of core competencies that couple to each other. Therefore, changing of even one competence can affect the organization's ability to innovate. The book avoids the term competitive advantage and adopts a more fruitful perspective of sustainable development – “the process of achieving human development … in an inclusive, connected, equitable, prudent, and secure manner”. An inclusive perspective sees traditional competitive advantage as occupying one extreme, whereas truly sustainable development occupies the opposite extreme. Sustainable development must benefit not only the organization and its customers, but also the whole society and the future of humanity through sustainability. Most chapters of this book fall between these extremes.

Japanese Business Operations in an Uncertain World

Japanese Business Operations in an Uncertain World
Author: Anshuman Khare,Nobutaka Odake,Hiroki Ishikura
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2021-12-19
ISBN: 1000511162
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Japanese Business Operations in an Uncertain World Book Excerpt:

This book looks at Japanese companies in manufacturing and services sectors and how they are trying to emerge from the prolonged uncertainty of the pandemic. The chapters are written by those dealing with Japanese business under the shadow of the pandemic and being influenced by the continuous and rapid adoption of digital technologies in business and our daily lives. This book brings together the experiences of big and small corporations while looking at how digital transformation and the pandemic combined have led to a transformation in the product, production processes and services. It highlights the role played by robots, 3-D printing and renewable energy in manufacturing while the impact can be seen in the changes coming to future offices, how we work and interact and how we relax through tourism and travel on the service side. The services sector is as much impacted by digital transformation and the pandemic as any other field in business. Aimed at academics, researchers and practitioners, Japanese Business Operations in an Uncertain World will provide valuable insights into how Japanese organizations are adapting to the dual impact of the pandemic and advancements in digital technologies.

Entrepreneurship and Culture

Entrepreneurship and Culture
Author: Alf H. Walle
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2022-02-08
ISBN: 1000520579
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Entrepreneurship and Culture Book Excerpt:

The classic and dominant paradigm of entrepreneurship emphasizes the relatively universal and homogeneous responses of a small, but influential, minority as they make unique and breakthrough contributions. Entrepreneurs are often viewed as inspired individualists who possess the courage to "go against the grain" as they risk it all to pursue an impassioned vision. According to Joseph Schumpeter and those who build upon his seminal perspectives, such entrepreneurial individuals pursue a path of "creative destruction" that paves the way towards true and innovative progress. Today, state of the art research is tempering and transcending this classic vision by acknowledging a wider array of cultural, psychological, and environmental contexts, influences, and responses. This monograph contributes to this research stream by viewing entrepreneurs within a cultural perspective and advocating viewing entrepreneurship in "culturally competent" ways. Presenting these perspectives in a short and circumscribed volume provides an elegant and influential means of disseminating these important perspectives. Entrepreneurship and Culture expands beyond popular and conventional views of entrepreneurship and provides readers with alternative perspectives in even-handed ways. It shows the latest state of knowledge on the topic and will be of value both to advanced students, and to academics and practitioners in the fields of entrepreneurship, international business, leadership and organizational studies. Beyond the business school, this book will also be of interest to anthropology, economic development, and indigenous studies scholars.

Creativity and Strategic Innovation Management

Creativity and Strategic Innovation Management
Author: Malcolm Goodman,Sandra M. Dingli
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2017-03-27
ISBN: 1317199480
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creativity and Strategic Innovation Management Book Excerpt:

Creativity and Strategic Innovation Management was the first book to integrate innovation management with both change management and creativity to form an innovative guide to survival in rapidly changing market conditions. Treating creativity as the process, and innovation the result, Goodman and Dingli emphasise the importance of a strategic approach to management through fostering creative processes. Revised and updated for a second edition, this ground-breaking book now includes: A new section on contemporary themes in innovation management, such as the use of social media and sustainability. More coverage of entrepreneurship, ethics, diversity issues and the legal aspects of technology and innovation management. More international cases and real life examples. The book is also supported by a range of new tutor support materials. This textbook is an ideal accompaniment to postgraduate courses on innovation management and creativity management. The focused approach by Goodman and Dingli also makes it useful as supplementary reading on a range of courses from management of technology to strategic management.

Hospitality and Tourism Education in China

Hospitality and Tourism Education in China
Author: Jigang Bao,Songshan (Sam) Huang
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2021-12-31
ISBN: 1000535118
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hospitality and Tourism Education in China Book Excerpt:

This book is the first to systematically introduce China’s tourism education system and the various tourism education practices in China to the international audience and stakeholders. China has the world’s largest tourism education system, which consists of over 1,000 higher learning institutions with tourism-related programs and over half a million of tertiary-level students studying in these programs. Despite the industry scale, internationally, little is known about this tourism education system and how it operates. Knowledge and better understanding of China’s tourism education system are important as tourism becomes one of the critical forces transforming economy, society and environment. The book offers an historical evaluation of China tourism education development and elaborates on the current industry status and practices in different subject fields of China’s tourism education, including tourism management, hospitality management, events and festival management in higher education, tourism vocational education, tour guides training and certification, master of tourism administration (MTA) education as a unique education model in China, PhD education in tourism, tourism curriculum, research and international collaboration in tourism education in China. The book provides relevant knowledge to international tourism education providers, industry practitioners, human resource managers, government officials, and tourism academics, researchers, and students.

Marketing

Marketing
Author: Michael John Baker
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 712
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780415249881
Category: Marketing
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Oxford Handbook of Innovation Management

The Oxford Handbook of Innovation Management
Author: Mark Dodgson,Nelson Phillips
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 700
Release: 2014
ISBN: 019969494X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Innovation Management Book Excerpt:

While innovation is widely recognized as being critical to organizational success and the well-being of societies, it requires careful management to ensure that innovation processes have the best possible impact. This volume provides a wide range of perspectives on the nature of innovation management and its influences.

Innovation Management in Robot Society

Innovation Management in Robot Society
Author: Kristian Wasén
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2015-03-12
ISBN: 1317654439
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovation Management in Robot Society Book Excerpt:

This book introduces cutting-edge issues and thought-provoking concepts on innovation management. It illustrates how robotic developments allow new powerful support functionalities for harnessing workplace innovations and new types of work in enterprises. In particular, low status jobs—heavy, repetitive and dangerous jobs—are disappearing and increasingly replaced by creative and meaningful work. It situates the research within theoretical developments and academic literature in business and management studies on innovation networks and partnerships. The book then introduces the notion of "friction management," which invites us to re-examine creative tensions and explore how contradictions may spur or restrain change and innovation in this landscape. Innovation and change challenge established patterns, cultures, value systems, interests and network configurations—which creates a variety of frictions. Therefore, a theory of friction management is crucial, particularly in innovation-intensive industries, and can help professionals to understand change and the dynamics of innovation so that they can orchestrate events and learn to distinguish between the creative and negative frictions that can arise and that are important for change and the innovation process. Thus, the goal of friction management is to orchestrate, mobilize and (re)combine key organizational resources to strategically increase innovation capacity and promote dynamic renewal and creativity. It will be of interest to scholars and postgraduates in the areas of innovation management, sociology and business administration.

The Routledge Companion to Strategic Marketing

The Routledge Companion to Strategic Marketing
Author: Bodo B. Schlegelmilch,Russell S. Winer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2020-11-24
ISBN: 1351038656
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to Strategic Marketing Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Companion to Strategic Marketing offers the latest insights into marketing strategy. Bodo Schlegelmilch and Russ Winer present 29 specially commissioned chapters, which include up-to-date thinking on a diverse range of marketing strategy topics. Readers benefit from the latest strategic insights of leading experts from universities around the world. Contributing authors are from, among others, the U.S. (Berkeley, Cornell, MIT, New York University, Texas A&M), Europe (the Hanken School of Economics, INSEAD, the University of Oxford, the University of Groningen, WU Vienna) and Asia (the Indian School of Business, Tongji University). The topics addressed include economic foundations of marketing strategy, competition in digital marketing strategy (e.g. mobile payment systems and social media strategy), marketing strategy, and corporate social responsibility, as well as perspectives on capturing the impact of marketing strategy. Collectively, this authoritative guide is an accessible tool for researchers, students, and practitioners.

Innovation and Development

Innovation and Development
Author: Mario Pansera,Richard Owen
Publsiher: Wiley-ISTE
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2018-12-18
ISBN: 1786302330
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovation and Development Book Excerpt:

Innovation, often tempered by the language of inclusion, has become an indispensable element of contemporary development policy and practice in the so-called Global South. Driven by multinational companies, public–private partnerships and social enterprises, “innovation for development” aims to co-produce social goods (things of value) such as poverty alleviation with associated profit through innovative market-led solutions, opening up untapped and unserved markets in the developing world and exploiting the potential “fortune at the bottom of the pyramid”. But innovation for development is a contested notion with the capacity to shelter multiple political agendas. By reviewing existing academic theory and discussing four in-depth case studies from Bangladesh and India, this book interrogates how innovation for development is being framed, its politics and the impacts it is having on rural communities on the ground. The analysis suggests both an emerging hegemony constructed around a neoliberal, market-led agenda and the existence of countervailing voices that question this framing, sometimes radically so.

Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship Innovation and Internationalization

Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship  Innovation  and Internationalization
Author: Teixeira, Nuno Miguel,Costa, Teresa Gomes da,Lisboa, Inês Margarida
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 761
Release: 2019-06-28
ISBN: 1522584803
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship Innovation and Internationalization Book Excerpt:

In a global and increasingly competitive world, companies must be aware of important drivers. Entrepreneurship and innovation are important contributions to the development of economies and creation of employment, gaining relevance in the business context due to a more complex market and needs for higher differentiation. The Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Internationalization provides key data to business managers on dealing with entrepreneurship, as well as for creating networks and complementarities for leveraging the firm’s activity in order to help plan and control innovation and internationalization processes to avoid risk and increase the firm’s value. The content within this publication includes topics such as family business, economics, and business education. It is designed for entrepreneurs, managers, researchers, academicians, and students.