Innovation is the means by which organizations survive and thrive in uncertain and turbulent conditions. Innovation management has become a well-established field of research, teaching and practice, with a substantial literature. As a broad-based research field, contributions stem from an array of perspectives including science, economics, engineering and psychology. Innovation is crucial for economic and social progress, and it needs to be managed in order to be beneficial.
Innovation Management: A Research Overview provides a concise introduction to the best research on innovation management. It covers four main themes: foundational studies, key concepts and frameworks, important empirical studies, and current and emerging themes. The research discussed includes classic studies, with core insights in the field, key thinking on strategies and processes for innovation, well-established and novel research methods, and issues of greatest contemporary importance.
This shortform book provides direction through the maze of research on the nature, processes and outcomes of innovation management, and provides an invaluable introduction to the literature on innovation management for students and professionals.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Foundational studies
Chapter 3 Concepts and frameworks
Chapter 4 Important empirical studies
Chapter 5 Current and emerging themes
Mark Dodgson is Professor of Innovation Studies at the University of Queensland Business School, and Visiting Professor at Imperial College London. He has written or edited 16 books and over 100 academic articles on innovation, and has researched and taught innovation in over 60 countries.