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2nd Edition

Managing Innovation

ISBN 9780750678957
Published July 27, 2011 by Routledge
528 Pages

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Book Description

Managing Innovation: New Technology, New Products, and New Services in a Global Economy, 2nd Edition is devoted to providing a better understanding and better management of all of the causes and consequences of change that have technological implications in and around our global organizations. This text is a unique, original contribution and represents a significant alternative to the collection of chapters written by others.

The second edition has new cases with a few classics from the first edition that have been retained in response to reader feedback. The key subjects that are included have been significantly updated and treated in greater depth. The number of chapters has been reduced from 12 to 10 so it is easy to adapt to almost any course or training on the subject in any discipline or to any audience.

This exceptionally informative book provides a broad perspective on how technological change can be effectively managed in modern organizations. The text explains the conceptual frameworks supported by new and original case studies for start-up companies like, the complex challenges of managing international technology-based companies like NexPress (a joint venture of Kodak and Heidelberg) in the digital printing industry, and corporate sustainability using innovative new product technologies illustrated by the case of Evinrude’s launch of the E-tec® outboard motor.

John E. Ettlie's three decades in the field of innovation as an instructor and researcher bring an exceptional perspective to this subject. His text is unique in its discussion of how technology has transformed the service sector. Few books on technology make the distinction between new offerings in manufacturing and the service sector which is emphasized in this text.

Table of Contents

Getting started with innovation; Technological innovation; Theories of innovation; Strategy and innovation; The innovation process unfolds; R&D Management; Economic justification and innovation; New products and new services; New processes and information technology; The context of innovating and futures; Public policy; Globalizing change; Managing future technologies.

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“Ettlie’s most important contribution is his grasp of both product and process innovation and his simultaneous understanding of organizational change. He is the only scholar I know who can write about R&D in one sentence and then link this to operations management in the next.”
-Thomas Astebro, Associate Professor of Strategic Management, University of Toronto, Canada