Capabilities for Strategic Advantage: Leading Through Technological Innovation [NOOK Book]

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This book provides an authoritative, but practical, guide for executives faced with complex decisions about investment in technologies for innovation. It provides a set of key questions which, if properly addressed, will ensure that the organization is on top of decision making in this important area. The book not only deals with strategic aspects relating to essential capabilities for innovation and their development, it also guides the reader through the maze of issues in moving from idea to successful product ...
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Capabilities for Strategic Advantage: Leading Through Technological Innovation

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Overview

This book provides an authoritative, but practical, guide for executives faced with complex decisions about investment in technologies for innovation. It provides a set of key questions which, if properly addressed, will ensure that the organization is on top of decision making in this important area. The book not only deals with strategic aspects relating to essential capabilities for innovation and their development, it also guides the reader through the maze of issues in moving from idea to successful product or service, taking findings from the most telling research currently available. It presents a well tried and highly successful methodology for establishing needs for capabilities in organizations, and gives practical examples of its application to a range of organizational issues.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230556928
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 5/16/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

David Birchall is both Director of Research and of Learning and Teaching Services at Henley Management College.

George Tovstiga is Principal in Arthur D. Little (Switzerland) Ltd's Technology and Innovation Practice and Visiting Professor at Henley Management College.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Capabilities and competitive advantage in continually changing contexts 3
Ch. 2 Capabilities as strategic resources 19
Ch. 3 Capabilities and competitive advantage 35
Ch. 4 Managing capabilities for strategic advantage 49
Ch. 5 Strategic capabilities and innovation 66
Ch. 6 Evolutional innovation : deriving opportunity from disruption 86
Ch. 7 Market orientation and innovation success 107
Ch. 8 Accelerating progress through partnering and alliancing 141
Ch. 9 Creating organizations and networks to support innovation 163
Ch. 10 Managing complex technology projects, programs, and portfolios 182
Ch. 11 Measuring innovation performance 227
App. A Strategic capabilities portfolio analysis : diagnostic methodology 263
App. B Case study : BP Amoco and capabilities development 275
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