Managing Innovation by Steve ConwayManaging Innovation by Steve Conway

Managing Innovation

bySteve Conway, Fred Steward

Paperback | June 4, 2009

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Managing Innovation is a new student-focused text which examines the importance of innovation in the practice of successful organisations, both manufacturing and service based and across public, private and voluntary sectors. The book begins by discussing a number of key terms, concepts and central themes with a focus on social interaction and networks. This is followed by an introduction to a series of models for mapping technological progress and their practical implications for the management of innovation andstrategy, allowing the student to engage analytically with practical models. The themes of structure, culture and process are discussed in relation to the development of new products and services and the behaviour of organisations, groups and individuals is examined in order to develop anunderstanding of innovative capacity. anaging Innovation then moves on to focus on the sectoral and international context in which organisations operate, to develop an appreciation of the way in which context shapes innovation. Examples of the themes here include social and organizationalnetworks; sectoral, regional and national innovation systems; science and innovation policy; and the social and political shaping of innovation through a range of stakeholders. The text is structured with a variety of learning features including chapter summaries, case studies and questions and so is an invaluable resource for all students in this area. A special feature is the use of a variety of comparative mini case studies in pairs, to allow students the opportunityto contrast cases and reinforce their learning. Online Resource Centre Contains an Instructor's Manual with case notes and model answers and a set of PowerPoint slides.
Dr Steve Conway is Senior Lecturer in Innovation Management and Director of Postgraduate Programmes at the University of Leicester Management Centre. Previously he was a Research Fellow and Lecturer in Innovation at Aston University Business School. Dr Fred Steward is Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Brunel University....
Title:Managing InnovationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pagesPublished:June 4, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199262268

ISBN - 13:9780199262267

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Table of Contents

Setting the Scene1. Introduction: Key Themes, Concepts and Definitions2. Tensions and Contradictions in Managing Innovation3. The Network Model of InnovationMapping Technological Change and Opportunity4. Micro Models: S-Curve, Dominant Design, Product-Process Cycle5. Macro Models: Technological Trajectories, Cycles and Discontinuity6. Strategy and Core-CompetenceThe Management of Innovation within Organisations7. Organising for Innovation: Organisation Structure and Culture8. Emergent Structures and Sub-Cultures: The Roles of Social Networks9. Managing the Activities in the Innovation Process10. Managing the Knowledge Creation and Diffusion ProcessThe Impact of Context on the Management of Innovation11. Systems of Innovation: Sectoral, Regional, National12. Sources of Innovation: Users, Suppliers, Competitors and Universities13. Networks of Innovators: Collaboration and Cooperation14. Networks of Stakeholders: The Social and Political Shaping of Innovation