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Technological Innovation : Oversights and Foresights

Author: Raghu Garud; Praveen Rattan Nayyar; Zur Baruch Shapira; James G March
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Series: Cambridge books online.
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Challenges for building a theory of technological innovation stem from the inevitability of oversights and foresights. How can the slim odds of success be enhanced? This book suggests how innovation  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Raghu Garud; Praveen Rattan Nayyar; Zur Baruch Shapira; James G March
ISBN: 9780511896613 0511896611 9780521552998 0521552990
OCLC Number: 776970517
Notes: Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 22 Dec 2011).
Available through Cambridge books online SHEDL trial from 9th January 2012 to 9th July 2012.
Description: 1 online resource (396 pages)
Contents: Part I. Introduction: 1. Technological learning, oversights and foresights: an overview Raghu Garud, Praveen Nayyar and Zur Shapira; Part II. Learning to Flip Coins: 2. On flipping coins and making technology choices: luck as an explanation of technological foresight and oversight Jay Barney; 3. Technological choices and the inevitability of errors Raghu Garud, Praveen Nayyar and Zur Shapira; 4. Rational entrepreneurs or optimistic martyrs? Some considerations on technological regimes, industrial dynamics, and the evolutionary role of decision biases Giovanni Dosi and Dan Lovallo; Part III. Tailoring Fits: 5. Cognition and capabilities: opportunities seized and missed in the history of the computer industry Richard Langlois; 6. Changing the game of corporate research: learning to think in the fog of reality John Seeley Brown; 7. Environmental determinants of work motivation, creativity and innovation: the case of R&D downsizing Teresa Amabile and Regina Conti; Part IV. Remembering to Forget: 8. Local rationality, global blunders, and the boundaries of technological choice: lessons from IBM and DOS Joseph Porac; 9. Of life cycles real and imaginary Rebecca Henderson; 10. Three faces of organizational learning: wisdom, inertia, and discovery Dan Levinthal; 11. Organizational entrepreneurship in mature industry firms: foresight, oversight and invisibility Mariann Jelinek; 12. Minimizing technological oversights: a marketing research perspective Jehoshua Eliashberg, Gary L. Lilien and Vithala R. Rao; Part V. (S)top Management and Culture: 13. Firm capabilites and managerial decision-making: a theory of innovation biases, Janet Bercovitz, John Figueiredo and David Teece; 14. Organizational responsiveness to environmental shock as an indicator of organizational foresight and oversight: the role of executive team characteristics and organizational context Peter Murmann and Michael Tushman; 15. Technological innovation, learning and leadership Andrew H. Van de Ven and David Grazman; 16. Risky lessons: conditions for organizational learning Baruch Fischhoff, Zvi Lanir and Stephen Johnson; 17. Exploiting enthusiasm: a case study of applied theories of innovation Gideon Kunda; Part VI. Clearing the Fog: 18. Beating the odds: towards a theory of technological innovation Raghu Garud, Praveen Nayyar, and Zur Shapira.
Series Title: Cambridge books online.
Responsibility: edited by Raghu Garud, Praveen Rattan Nayyar, Zur Baruch Shapira, Foreword by James G. March.
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