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Managing Technology and Innovation
An Introduction

ISBN 9780415362290
Published December 16, 2005 by Routledge
384 Pages

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Book Description

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

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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.