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Innovation Lab - Library

Managing Innovation

Joe Tidd, John Bessant, Keith Pavitt - John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Third edition from 2005 -
This book provides general knowledge about innovation managment, it contains some special chapters about discontinuous innovation

Managing Innovation, Design & Creativity

by Bettina von Stamm, Wiley & Sons, 2003
Managing Innovation, Design and Creativity is built around a collection of 10 case studies, providing 20 additional chapters on themes important to understanding the effective management of innovation, design & creativity such as strategy, NPD, collaboration & the physical work environment. The book provides its reader with: – an integrative approach to innovation, creativity & design; – tools & techniques to help improve an organization's effectiveness; – a collection of substantive case studies drawn from both service & manufacturing sectors, supported by expert commentaries.
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Radical Innovation - how mature companies can outsmart upstarts

by Leifer, Richard; McDermott, Christopher M; Colarelli, Gina; Peters, Lois S; Rice, Mark; Veryzer, Rbert W.; 2000; Boston, MA. Harvard Business School Press
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Blue Ocean Strategy (discontinuous innovation)

How to create uncontested market space and make the competition irrelevant
by Kim, Chan W & Renee Mauborgne; 2005; ; (Hardback); Harvard Business School Press
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The Innovator's dilemma (discontinous innovation)

by Clayton Christensen; 2000; Harper Business, New York
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The Innovator's solution (discontinous innovation)

by Clayton Christensen & Michael E. Raynor; 2003; Harvard Business School Press, MA
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The Innovation Wave: Addressing Future Challenges

written by von Stamm, Bettina; 2002; Chichester, UK: Wiley & Sons
Focusing on the future challenges companies face in being continously innovative, this book is based on a combination of world class talks given at the Innovation Exchange (IE) conference in November 2001. Through interviews with various companies, the book identifies the best and worst practices in innovation strategy. Three main topics are discussed in detail: trends, challenges, and paradoxes. Utilizing practical and academic knowledge, with a strong reliance on real-world applicability, the book will help readers build innovation performance into their companies.
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Interaktive Wertschöpfung: Open Innovation, Individualisierung und neue Formen der Arbeitsteilung

von Ralf Reichwald, Frank Piller, Christoph Ihl und Sascha Seifert
Gabler Verlag, Wiesbaden 2006 -

Harvard Business Review on Breakthrough Thinking

by Teresa Amabile, Dorothy Leonard, Jeffrey Rayport, Elleen Morley, Andrew Silver, Wetlaufer Suzy, Peter Ferdinand Drucker
This book discusses how creativity and innovation are keys to competitive advantage, and how many organizations view inspiration as an elusive, unmanageable phenomenon. Presents proven strategies for fostering and managing creativity. Softcover. DLC: Creative ability in business.
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Harvard Business Review on Innovation

by Clayton M. Christensen, Michael Overdorf, Ian MacMillan, Rita McGrath, Stefan Thomke. 1st edition 2001
Content:In today's ever-changing economic landscape, innovation has become even more of a key factor influencing strategic planning. This comprehensive volume will help the reader recognize and seize innovation opportunities.
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The Sources of Innovation

by Eric von Hippel (Paperback - Sep 22, 1994).
It has long been assumed that new product innovations are typically developed by product manufacturers, an assumption that has inevitably had a major impact on innovation-related research and activities ranging from how firms organize their research and development to how governments measure innovation. In this synthesis of his seminal research, von Hippel challenges that basic assumption and demonstrates that innovation occurs in different places in different industries. Presenting a series of studies showing that end-users, material suppliers, and others are the typical sources of innovation in some fields, von Hippel explores why this variation in the "functional" sources of innovation occurs and how it might be predicted. He also proposes and tests some implications of replacing a manufacturer-as-innovator assumption with a view of the innovation process as predictably distributed across users, manufacturers, and suppliers. Innovation, he argues, will take place where there is greatest economic benefit to the innovator.
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