The Management of Innovation / Edition 1

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Overview

The management of Innovation is one of the most influential books on organization theory and industrial sociology ever written. The main question it addresses--the relationship between an organization and its market and the technological environment--continues to preoccupy researchers and managers as innovation has even greater impact on organizational structures and competitiveness.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198288787
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/28/1994
  • Edition description: Rev. ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 5.44 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Burns is Professor of Sociology, Retired, Edinburgh University.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
1 Introduction 1
Pt. 1 The External Circumstances
2 The Organization of Innovation 19
3 The Development of the Electronics Industry, and the Scottish Council's Scheme 37
4 The Market Context 52
Pt. 2 Organization and Change
5 Management Structures and Systems 77
6 Mechanistic and Organic Systems of Management 96
7 Working Organization, Political System, and Status Structure within the Concern 126
8 The Laboratory and the Workshop 155
9 Industrial Scientists and Managers: Problems of Power and of Status 174
Pt. 3 Direction and the Shaping of Management Conduct
10 The Men at the Top 209
11 The Shaping of Work Relationships 232
12 Codes of Practice in Management Conduct 252
References 263
Index 267
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