Organized Innovation: A Blueprint for Renewing Americas Prosperity

Hardcover | February 19, 2014

bySteven C. Currall, Ed Frauenheim, Sara Jansen Perry

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An innovation gap has emerged as American universities have focused on basic research and industry has concentrated on incremental product development. This gap has widened in recent decades, and the country has failed to close the gap in large part because of three myths - that innovation isabout lone geniuses, the free market, and serendipity.It is time to embrace a new solution. In Organized Innovation: How Universities Can Join Forces with Business and Government to Renew America's Prosperity, Currall, Frauenheim, Perry, and Hunter provide a framework for optimizing the way America creates, develops, and commercializes technologybreakthroughs. A blueprint for leaders in universities, business, and government, Organized Innovation addresses the innovation gap before us, builds upon the collaborative, brokered way that innovation happens best, and explains how these new discoveries can be most effectively put into practicetoday to the benefit of both our country and the world.The Organized Innovation framework is grounded in the authors' nearly decade-long study of lessons from a little-known but highly successful federal research program. Over the past quarter-century, the Engineering Research Center program has returned to the U.S. economy 10 times the funding investedin it. Detailed cases from the ERCs are used to bring to life the elements of the Organized Innovation framework.

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An innovation gap has emerged as American universities have focused on basic research and industry has concentrated on incremental product development. This gap has widened in recent decades, and the country has failed to close the gap in large part because of three myths - that innovation isabout lone geniuses, the free market, and se...

Steve Currall is Professor of Management in the Graduate School of Management at University of California, Davis. Edward Frauenheim is Senior Editor of Workforce Management magazine, a Crain Communications publication. Sara Jansen Perry is Assistant Professor of Management in the Department of Management, Marketing, and Business of th...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:February 19, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Preface: Restoring Our "Vision"The Problem1. The Innovation Imperative2. Unorganized Innovation3. The Myths behind Unorganized InnovationThe Solution4. The Organized Innovation Framework5. Channeled Curiosity6. Boundary-Breaking Collaboration7. Orchestrated CommercializationThe Prescription8. Organizing Our Innovation Ecosystem9. Seeing Is BelievingAppendix A: History and Impact of Engineering Research Centers ProgramAppendix B: Research MethodologyAppendix C: Research Questions for Future Scholarly Examinations of Organized InnovationBibliography