Modern technology and innovation are vital to the success of all companies, be they hi-tech firms or companies seemingly unaffected by technology and innovation; whether established firms or business start-ups. This book focuses on understanding technology as a corporate resource, covering product development, design of systems and the managerial aspects of new and high technology. Topics investigated include:
- the internal organization of high technology firms
- the management of technology in society
- managing innovation
- dilemmas and strategies.
The wide-ranging experience of the teachers and experts contributing to this book has resulted in an integrated, multi-disciplinary, textbook that provides an introductory overview to managing technology and innovation in the twenty-first century.
This text is essential reading for students of business and engineering concerned with technology and innovation management.
Table of Contents
Part 1: General Introduction Management of Technology Part 2: The Internal Organization of High Technology Firms Design of Technological Firms Human Resource Management for Advanced Technology Cost and Financial Accounting in High-Technology Firms Foundations for Successful High-Technology Marketing Part 3: The Management of Technology in the Society Managing the Dynamics of Technology in Modern Day Society Development and Diffusion of Breakthrough Communication Technologies Forecasting the Market Potential of New Products The Innovating Firm in a Societal Context Complex Decision Making in Multi-Actor Systems Part 4: Managing Innovation Corporate Strategy and Technology Innovation in Context Operation Management with System Dynamics Managing Knowledge Processes Part 5: Dilemmas and Strategies Making the Impossible Possible When Failure is Not an Option Managing Performance in Firms Management Dilemmas and Strategies in Practice
Robert M. Verburg is Associate Professor of Organizational Psychology at the Faculty of Technology Policy and Management at Delft University of Technology. His current research interests include the strategic management of human resources, knowledge management, coordination mechanisms of mobile virtual work and management of technology.
Roland J. Ortt is Associate Professor of Technology Management at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management at Delft University of Technology. His current research interests focus on describing and explaining the patterns of development and diffusion of breakthrough technologies.
Willemijn M. Dicke is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology. She is leader of the Public Values Program of the Next Generation Infrastructures Foundation. She has published on the safeguarding of public values in the utility sectors, issues of water management, the shifting public–private divide under conditions of globalization and on liberalization and privatization in utility sectors.