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Innovation is an important force in creating and sustaining organizational growth. Effective innovation can mean the difference between leading with a particular product, process or service and simply following the pack with the risk of stagnation and decline. Innovation transforms mediocre companies into world leaders and ordinary organizations into stimulating environments for employees.

This book contains a step-by-step approach to applying high impact innovation in any organization. High impact innovation requires close attention to the five key types of knowledge — goals, actions, teams, results and community and perhaps of equal importance the relationship between all five. This book will show how to develop a knowledge management process where individuals anywhere in an organization can share innovation related information.

Applied Innovation Management (AIM) is about making changes to products, processes or services inside every organization, that adds value to customers both internal and external. AIM is a symbiosis of innovation management, strategic planning, performance measurement, creativity, project portfolio management, performance appraisal, knowledge management and teams. Competing books offer in depth insights into the theory of one or more of these areas. AIM provides the essential ingredients from each area that combine together into one easy to apply recipe for organizational growth.

The term innovation is ambiguous and frightening for some readers. Traditional innovation management books are about visions of organizations that can create world beating products and grow to dominate entire sectors of industry.This approach is entertaining but allows many readers to shy away from the term, in the realization that such visions are rarely realized and often depend on chance. Applied innovation management is about practical techniques that occur everyday in leading organizations and which can be practiced easily in any organization from one individual up to large extended organizations comprising hundreds of thousands of individuals. The essential ingredients are identical — goals, actions, teams, results and community! Innovation theory is extremely important and informs the content of innovation plans in organizations.

This book is about putting structure around that content. This book is unique which are both a threat and an opportunity. The threat comes from wondering why other books have not focused on applying innovation in organizations i.e. teaching students how to build and apply practical innovation management systems. The opportunity comes from this book being a possible first. Other books approach innovation by telling us why it is important, what researchers say about what is important and what some companies have done. They appear to universally stop short at showing students how to structure and implement an innovation management system for any organization.

There are a number of Innovation Management books aimed at the student market. All of these books offer their own unique approach to helping students understand the importance of innovation, what practice is successful in organizations and of course endless methodologies and check lists.

This book is different. It cuts through the theory and gets students working on a practical and hands-on approach to managing innovation using a knowledge management system. Each and every chapter is focused on formatting and storing information that can be used to create an innovation management system. Readers are encouraged to practice the lessons in the book using their own knowledge management system and visit the book web site for case studies and other materials.

The word 'competition' may be too strong for this book. An alternative view is to see the book as a practical and applied 'accompaniment' to established theoretical books on innovation management. This book should appeal to instructors who want to reduce the 'chalk and talk' and increase the hands-on practicality of their courses in innovation management.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412954556
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 6/23/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 424
  • Sales rank: 1,245,281
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Lawrence Dooley is acollege lecturer in Enterprise and Innovation at the Department of Management and Marketing, University College Cork, Ireland. Prior to joining UCC, he was based at the Centre for Enterprise Management in the University of Dundee, Scotland. His research interests focus on the management of organizational innovation and related issues of inter-enterprise collaboration and university-industry knowledge exchange. He has published widely over recent years in international peer reviewed journals and actively liaises with industry.
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Table of Contents

Book Aims
Book Structure
Learning Activities
Intended Audience
Learning Targets
Apple Makes Sweet Music
1. Defining Innovation
1.1. Introduction
Learning Targets
1.2. Definition of Innovation
1.3. Related Concepts
1.4. Drivers of Innovation
1.5. Categories of Innovation
1.6. Product Innovation
1.7. Process Innovation
1.8. Service Innovation
1.9. Product and Process Innovation
1.10. Radical and Incremental Innovation
1.11. Disruptive Innovation
1.12. Innovation and Operations
Case Study
1.13. Summary
2. Managing Innovation
2.1. Introduction
Learning Targets
2.2. Techniques of Change
2.3. Change Methodology
2.4. Excellent Organizations
2.5. Innovation Culture
2.6. Barriers to Innovation
2.7. Adapting Culture
2.8. Models of Innovation
2.9. Managing Innovation
Case Study
2.10. Summary
3. Processing Innovation
3.1. Introduction
Learning Targets
3.2. Investment in Innovation
3.3. Goals of Innovation
3.4. Failure of Innovation
3.5. Process of Innovation
3.6. Applied Innovation
3.7. Innovation Funnel
Case Study
Learning Targets
4. Analyzing Environments
4.1. Introduction
Learning Targets
4.2. Goal Planning
4.3. Defining Goals
4.4. Environment Analysis
4.5. PEST Analysis
4.6. Five Force Model
4.7. Benchmarking
4.8. SWOT Analysis
4.9. Core Competencies
4.10. Developing Statements
Case Study
4.11. Summary
5. Defining Objectives
5.1. Introduction
Learning Targets
5.2. Identifying Stakeholders
5.3. Defining Requirements
Case Study
5.4. Identifying Thrusts
5.5. Generic Market Objectives
5.6. Strategic Objectives
5.7. Objectives for Innovation
Case Study
5.8. Summary
6. Measuring Indicators
6.1. Introduction
Learning Targets
6.2. Performance Indicators
6.3. Defining Indicators
6.4. Innovation Process Indicators
6.5. Performance Charts
6.6. Balanced Scorecard
6.7. Implementing the Balanced Scorecard
Case Study
6.8. Summary
Learning Targets
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7. Creating Ideas
7.1. Introduction
Learning Targets
7.2. Action Pathway
7.3. Problem Solving
7.4. Creativity
7.5. Enhancing Creativity
7.6. Encouraging Creativity
7.7. Sources of Ideas
7.8. New Knowledge Ideas
Case Study
7.9. Ideation Tools
7.10. Selected Ideation Tools
7.11. Modeling Tools
7.12. Physical Space
Case Study
7.13. Summary
8. Managing Projects
8.1. Introduction
Learning Targets
8.2. Projects
8.3. Project Planning
8.4. Project Scheduling
8.5. Project Controlling
8.6. Quantitative Benefits
8.7. Qualitative Benefits
8.8. Risk Management
8.9. Project Innovation
8.10. Project Tools
Case Study
8.11. Summary
9. Developing Products
9.1. Introduction
Learning Targets
9.2. New Product Development
9.3. Stage Gate Process
9.4. Product Funding
9.5. Protecting New Products
9.6. Commercializing New Products
9.7. Linkages with Marketing
9.8. Diffusion of New Products
9.9. Entrepreneurship
Case Study
9.10. Summary
10. Balancing Portfolios
10.1. Introduction
Learning Targets
10.2. Portfolio Objectives
10.3. Maximizing Value of Portfolio
10.4. Creating the right Mix of Projects
10.5. Maximizing Alignment with Goals
10.6. Optimizing Resources
10.7. Portfolio Budgeting
10.8. Balancing the Portfolio
Case Study
10.9. Summary
Learning Targets
11. Leading Innovation
11.1. Introduction
Learning Targets
11.2. Transactional vs. Transformational
11.3. General Leadership Traits
11.4. Innovation Leadership Traits
11.5. Leadership Roles in Innovation
11.6. Leadership Interpersonal Skills
11.7. Leadership and Culture
11.8. Conflict Management
Case Study
11.9. Summary
12. Building Teams
12.1. Introduction
Learning Targets
12.2. Organizational Structure
12.3. Aligning Structures
12.4. Defining Teams
12.5. Innovation Teams
12.6. Creating Effective Teams
12.7. Project Team Structure
12.8. Team Empowerment
12.9. Empowerment and Enablement
12.10. Team Skills
12.11. Virtual Teams
12.12. Communities of Practice
Case Study
12.13. Summary
13. Motivating Performance
13.1. Introduction
Learning Targets
13.2. Motivation
13.3. Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation
13.4. Gain Sharing
13.5. Profit Sharing
13.6. Performance Appraisal
13.7. Performance Appraisal System
13.8. Training and Development
Case Study
13.9. Summary
Learning Targets
14. Leading Innovation
14.1. Introduction
Learning Targets
14.2. Transactional vs. Transformational
14.3. General Leadership Traits
14.4. Innovation Leadership Traits
14.5. Leadership Roles in Innovation
14.6. Leadership Interpersonal Skills
14.7. Leadership and Culture
14.8. Conflict Management
Case Study
14.9. Summary
15. Building Teams
15.1. Introduction
Learning Targets
15.2. Organizational Structure
15.3. Aligning Structures
15.4. Defining Teams
15.5. Innovation Teams
15.6. Creating Effective Teams
15.7. Project Team Structure
15.8. Team Empowerment
15.9. Empowerment and Enablement
15.10. Team Skills
15.11. Virtual Teams
15.12. Communities of Practice
Case Study
15.13. Summary
16. Motivating Performance
16.1. Introduction
Learning Targets
16.2. Motivation
16.3. Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation
16.4. Gain Sharing
16.5. Profit Sharing
16.6. Performance Appraisal
16.7. Performance Appraisal System
16.8. Training and Development
Case Study
16.9. Summary
Learning Targets
17. Managing Knowledge
17.1. Introduction
Learning Targets
17.2. Defining Knowledge
17.3. Knowledge Management
17.4. Knowledge Sharing
17.5. Codification and Personalization
17.6. Depth of Knowledge
17.7. Collaboration
17.8. Knowledge Management Tools
17.9. Collaborative Portals
17.10. Discussing Results
17.11. Meeting Management
Case Study
17.12. Summary
18. Building Communities
18.1. Introduction
Learning Targets
18.2. Learning Organization
18.3. Developing a Learning Organization
18.4. Individual Learning
18.5. Sources of Learning
18.6. Applied Innovation Portal
18.7. Portal Design
18.8. Fields
18.9. Relationships
18.10. Matrix Diagram
Case Study
18.11. Summary
19. Extending Innovation
19.1. Introduction
Learning Targets
19.2. Extended Innovation
19.3. Types of Innovation Processes
19.4. Individual Innovation
19.5. Project Innovation
19.6. Collaborative Innovation
19.7. Distributed Innovation
19.8. Nurturing Distributed Innovation
19.9. Innovation Hierarchy
19.10. Future Portal Technology
19.11. Clustered Innovation
19.12. Assessing Applied Innovation
Case Study
19.13. Summary
Further Essential Reading
Appendix: Sample Innovation Plans
20. SwitchIt Manufacturing Dept.
21. RDF Design Department
22. QualTransTM Inc.
23. Harper Sculpting Ltd.
24. Community Support Team
25. Small Manufacturing Enterprise
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