The Strategic Management of Technological Innovation
The Strategic Management of Technological Innovation
Book DescriptionStrategic Management of Technological Innovation follows a step-by-step process to explore how to guide a company from its strategic dynamics through formulation to implementation. Numerous high-profile examples reveal ways in which state-of-the-art strategies have been successfully applied to real companies and products from Sony to Segway.
Book DescriptionManaging Innovation provides readers with the knowledge to understand, and the skills to manage, innovation at the operational and strategic levels. Specifically, it integrates the management of market, organizational and technological change to improve the competitiveness of firms and effectiveness of other organizations. The management of innovation is inherently interdisciplinary and multifunctional and Tidd, Bessant & Pavitt provide an integrative approach to the subject. Two new perspectives are introduced through which to re-examine material presented in each chapter: sustaining versus disruptive innovation (a greater emphasis will be placed on disruptive innovation) and organizations versus networks (greater discussion of the network issues raised in each chapter). Provides more treatment of innovation in services. Greater internationalization of case examples will be provided e.g. more examples will be included from Asia and Latin America. Introduces discussion of the relationship between innovation and the environment.
Intellectual Property (IP) and innovation are key management issues for today's enterprise. This timely book combines research on SMEs, IP and innovation. Drawing on original material from the ESRС's Programme on Intellectual Property, and showing a variety of approaches to the study of IP in small firms, this book reveals that IP and innovation management are interdisciplinary areas of research. These chapters provide new evidence on IP management in specific sectors such as software, engineering, textiles, biotechnology and electronic publishing. Some also address the strategic management of IP and examine IP management in the case of university spin-offs, while others focus on the role of patents in protection and innovation. The first major collected edition on IP and innovation management in SMEs, this book will be of interest to students, policy-makers and practitioners interested in IP and innovation.
The primary aim of this study was to investigate the role of military expenditure, which plays a vital role in the national defence of a country. Another purpose was to determine objectives and measures that describe the management strategy of the military resources via four Balanced Scorecard perspectives. Finally, implementation in the IT area concerning new methods and techniques (the new IT software platform) was examined in the study. The background for the book was an inductive study and review of existing management systems. The originality of the proposed innovation lies in its scientific approach, based upon a mathematical model built using the Utility Function principles. The results showed that this model can be used as a process for identifying the most appropriate variables required for effective monetary allocations with an emphasis on perspective development for planning defence spending. The principal conclusion is that this book synthesizes the divergent strands of the research which have the potential to transform the proposed model into a powerful strategy planning tool.
"Ambidextrous leadership driving strategic innovation" is a Master's dissertation in Innovation Management. The work explores the necessary duality that organisations need to maintain in order to be able to drive innovation initiatives, as well as maintain the profitability of core business. Operational activities require fundamentally different skills, mind sets and frameworks in contrast to innovation efforts. Where core operations can be characterised by needing to maximise efficiency, minimising risks, ensuring scalability, predictability and short term profitability - innovation requires space for exploration, slack, failure, and long-term perspectives. This dissertation looks at the difficulties leaders have in juggling those two, radically different efforts.
Strategic planning, deployment and management of health technology is a key factor in achieving affordable and cost-effective health services. This requires not only the ability to understand and make the best use of recent scientific discoveries and technological innovation, but also optimal utilisation of existing technologies and resources. The overall goal of this thesis is to generate data, recommendations, models and policy frameworks that would facilitate effective use of health technologies and restrain future cots increases without losing the benefits of present and future technological innovations. The research is focused on effective planning, deployment, use management, and assessment of health technology in Kenya and South Africa. It is intended to be a contribution towards better planning, deployment and management of health technology. It is hoped that there will be indirect benefits, such as stimulation of further research; or the establishment of institutions to co-ordinate health technology management and assessment nationally or regionally or even simply an inspiration to those who believed that health care problems in Africa were insurmountable.
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