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Competitive innovation management : techniques to improve innovation performance

Author: J A Christiansen
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is based on more than three years of INSEAD research on the problem of making large companies more innovative. Going beyond simple prescriptions such as 'speed up development', the author shows how twenty basic management systems and practices impact innovation performance. He looks at how these management systems can inhibit (or help) idea generation, how they can make the funding process more or less  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J A Christiansen
ISBN: 0312230257 9780312230258 0333800524 9780333800522
OCLC Number: 42578553
Description: xxiii, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A Wide Range of Management Systems and Practices Impact Innovation Performance --
The Chemical Residues Story --
The mother company: MGE --
The Chemical Residues project and the Industrial Chemicals division --
A chemist discovers an idea --
Hunting for help and for money --
Corporate begins supporting innovation --
Reforming project funding and management systems --
Changing the organization --
Interpreting the Chemical Residues Story --
Roadblocks encountered and management tools used during the CR project --
Different types of intervention in the innovation management system --
The scope of a manager's actions --
Sequencing a change effort and involving other people --
Categorizing the tools --
A Framework for Thinking about Innovation --
Overview of the innovation process --
Phases of the innovation process --
Goals: what does it mean to improve innovation performance? --
Components of innovation performance --
Goals for each phase of the process --
Idea generation systems --
Old theories of how to get ideas --
Who generates new ideas? --
Children, newcomers, and other outsiders --
Why it can be difficult to accept new ideas, particularly from outsiders --
Idea diffusion in other species --
Managing the difference between old and young (or insiders and outsiders) --
Why experience and education limit idea generation --
Joining an organization --
New theories of how to encourage idea generation --
Objections to implementing the new theories --
Implementing the new theories --
Complementary theories of idea generation.
Responsibility: James A. Christiansen.
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This book answers the question of how to improve the innovation performance of large companies. Finally, he discusses how the ideal innovation system differs across industries and how managers should  Read more...

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'Christiansen's books are good! I am fond of saying that most business books are simply an article that has been stretched to book length for the convenience of the author. Nothing could be further Read more...

 
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