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Managing Innovation

Steve Conway and Fred Steward

Publication Date - June 2009

ISBN: 9780199262267

504 pages

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $81.95

A managerial, social, political, and emotional process


Managing Innovation analyzes the importance of innovation in the practice of successful manufacturing and service-based organizations in the public, private, and volunteer sectors in a sectoral, national, and global context. It examines innovation as a managerial, social, political, and emotional process. The text is reinforced by chapter summaries, case studies, review questions, and a companion website. It is ideal for advanced undergraduate courses in business, engineering, and computer science management.

Table of Contents

    PART ONE: Building the Foundations
    1: Introduction: Key Themes, Concepts and Definitions in the Study of Innovation
    2: Tensions, Paradox and Contradictions in Managing Innovation
    3: Innovation from a Network Perspective
    PART TWO: Strategy and the Mapping of Innovation and Technological Progress
    4: The Patterns of Innovation within the Life Cycle of a Technology
    5: Technological Regimes, Trajectories, Transitions, Discontinuity, and Long Waves
    6: Innovation Strategies
    PART THREE: The Management of Innovation Within Organizations
    7: Organizing for Innovation: Organization Structure and Culture
    8: Managing the Innovation Process
    9: Social Networks and Informality in the Innovation Process
    PART FOUR: The Impact of Context on the Management and 'Shaping' of Innovation
    10: The Sources of Innovation: The Role of Users, Suppliers, and Competitors, in the Innovation Process
    11: The Transformative Capacity of Innovation and Innovation Systems