Managers of Innovation: Insights into Making Innovation Happen / Edition 1

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Overview

Drawing on 350 in-depth interviews with senior managers, the book presents an original theory about the characteristics of managers in 'good innovative organizations' and 'poor innovative organizations'. It pays close attention to the attitudes, understandings, assumptions and interpretations of managers, who are often the ultimate decision makers when it comes to innovation. The text is supported by real-life, internationally known cases such as Hewlett-Packard, Zeneca and the BBC, as well as voluntary sector cases such as Oxfam. It is also enriched by substantial and highly revealing quotations from senior managers themselves.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405124614
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/20/2004
  • Series: Management, Organizations and Business Series , #5
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.69 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

John Storey is Professor of Management at the Open University Business School and a consultant to leading corporations. He has authored and edited sixteen books on business, management and organizations. He is a non-executive director on two management boards.

Graeme Salaman is Professor of Organizational Studies at the Open University Business School. He has worked as a consultant in eight countries for clients such as Sun Microsystems, Willis, BAT, the government of Ethiopia, Fujitsu, Allianz, Ernst and Young, Rolls Royce, and Morgan Stanley.

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Table of Contents

1 Innovation : problems and possibilities 3
2 The current state of knowledge about innovation 15
3 From tight control to the edge of anarchy : managing innovation in telecommunications 37
4 Managing creative workers in an innovative way 61
5 Contrasting approaches to innovation in engineered manufactured goods 88
6 Innovation in the voluntary sector 115
7 Conclusions 143
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