Innovation: A Systems Approach
Subject Guide: Engineering-Industrial & Manufacturing
It is a systems world. This concise book uses a systems-based approach to show how innovation is ubiquitous in all facets of endeavors, including business, industry, government, and academia. The systems approach facilitates process design, evaluation, justification, and integration. This book explicitly highlights the crucial role of integration in any innovation project. It presents conceptual and operational definitions of innovation. Emphasis is placed on the context related to the theme of systems thinking.
- Covers the intrinsic basis for innovation from a systems perspective
- Describes the use of the DEJI systems model for actuating innovation
- Highlights the role of humans in the innovation loop
- Provides guidance for innovation project management
- Presents a case example of linking quality and innovation
- Introduces the Umbrella Theory of Innovation
Table of Contents
1. Classical innovation Principles. 2. Emergence of Organized Innovation Techniques. 3. Elements of Innovation Revolution. 4. Early Innovation Practices. 5. Innovation and the Invention of Mass Production Techniques. 6. Innovation and Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Productivity. 7. Innovation-Driven Quality Management. 8. Management Principles for Innovation. 9. References.
10. Bibliography for Further Reading.
Prof. Badiru is Dean and senior academic officer for the Graduate School of Engineering and Management at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT). He was previously Professor and Head of Systems Engineering and Management at the AFIT, Professor and Department Head of Industrial & Information Engineering at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and Professor of Industrial Engineering and Dean of University College at the University of Oklahoma, Norman. He is a registered professional engineer (PE), a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, and a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering. He holds BS in Industrial Engineering, MS in Mathematics, and MS in Industrial Engineering from Tennessee Technological University, and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida. His areas of interest include mathematical modeling, project modeling and analysis, economic analysis, systems engineering, and efficiency/productivity analysis & improvement. He is the author of over 25 books, 34 book chapters, 70 technical journal articles, 110 conference proceedings and presentations. He also has published 25 magazine articles and 20 editorials and periodicals. He is a member of several professional associations and scholastic honor societies. He is the series editor for Taylor and Francis Systems Innovation, series, as well as the series editor for the Analytics and Control series.