Industrial Product Innovation: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Industrial Product Innovation

1st Edition

By F A Johne

Routledge

190 pages

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pub: 2018-03-27
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Originally published in 1985 this book looks at the way in which some businesses in high technology manufacturing industry have organised their structures and processes in order to manage product innovation effectively. Including detailed case studies of both British and American companies, the book gives examples of both effective and less effective practices. The author puts forward a general framework of good practice for the benefit of both practitioners and business studies students.

Table of Contents

1. The Importance of Product Innovation 2. Principal Organisational Designs 3. Hidden Organisation Structures 4. The Context of the Case Investigations 5. How Innovative Firms Organise: Hewlett-Packard, John Fluke Manufacturing, Datron Electronics Ltd 6. How Less Innovative Firms Organise: Colonial Instruments Ltd, Saline Instruments Ltd, Battalion Manufacturing Company Ltd 7. Current Trends in Structuring 8. Conclusion

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: The Economics and Business of Technology

Originally published between 1967 and 1999 the 50 volumes in this set examine the impact of technology on economics and international business. The volumes:

  • Present a synthesis of business functions and economic analysis and ask what the implications for skills development are and the effect of public policy
  • Report on global companies' experience with computers in company training in such areas as banking, finance, insurance, manufacturing, IT, the retail industry, transport, telecommunications and energy.
  • Look at the way in which some businesses in high technology manufacturing industry have organised their structures and processes in order to manage product innovation effectively.

 

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS069020
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
BUS069030
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory