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 and strategy, 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 an understanding 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 organizational networks; 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 opportunity to 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.