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
F. A. Johne