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Developing Capacity for Innovation in Complex Systems
Strategy, Organisation and Leadership

ISBN 9780367336547
Published September 28, 2020 by Routledge
234 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Based on a theoretical analysis and supported by both explorative qualitative and quantitative research, this book examines the many reasons why an initiative becomes an innovation and why some organizations are better at innovation than others.

Developing Capacity for Innovation in Complex Systems offers insights into the history of the idea of innovation, as well as knowledge around different discourses on innovation. The purpose of this book is to help organisations further their aspirations and work with innovation. It is based on three premises: (1) that capacity can be developed, (2) that it is worthwhile trying to do so, and (3) there are however no guarantees for success. Providing a comprehensive view of innovation and discussing the theoretical challenges, the book contributes towards a holistic theory for capacity building for innovation. The book conveys frameworks, methodologies, and tools that are used in terms of innovation, and it explains positive strategies for innovation that are being developed. Complexity theory is presented and attributed to the construct of innovation to further the understanding of the intricacies and fallacies of innovation work.

This book will be of direct interest to scholars and subject matter experts in the field of innovation management. Business leaders and reflective practitioners will find the content relevant and accessible.

Table of Contents

1: The Innovation Imperative – Why We Need a Holistic Approach  2: The Meaning of Innovation  3: Creativity and Ideas  4: The Making of Innovation  5: The Spread and Uptake of Innovation  6: Organisational Learning  7: The drivers of innovation  8: From Chaos to Complex Adaptive Systems – Innovation as a Complex Adaptive System  9: Innovation – Between Chaos and Order  10: Capacity Building  11: Strategy  12: Leadership  13: Organisation  14: The Innovation Imperative – Towards a Holistic Approach for Developing Innovation Capacity

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Christer Vindeløv-Lidzélius is the current principal and CEO of Kaospilot. He holds an MBA from Heriot-Watt University and a PhD from Tilburg University, and is an educated Kaospilot. His expertise lies in the intersection of strategy, leadership, and innovation. He has for the last 20+ years pursued a managerial and entrepreneurial career.