Wellsprings of Knowledge: Building and Sustaining the Sources of Innovation

Wellsprings of Knowledge: Building and Sustaining the Sources of Innovation

by Dorothy Leonard-Barton, Dorothy Leonard
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0875848591

ISBN-13: 9780875848594

Pub. Date: 05/28/1998

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

Why are some companies better at innovation than others? Drawing in the candid reflections of managers at leading technology-based companies such as Hewlett-Packard,Chaparral Steel,Microsoft,and Motorola,Wellsprings of Knowledge shows that the successful innovators are companies that build and manage knowledge effectively. The book reveals lessons for

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Why are some companies better at innovation than others? Drawing in the candid reflections of managers at leading technology-based companies such as Hewlett-Packard,Chaparral Steel,Microsoft,and Motorola,Wellsprings of Knowledge shows that the successful innovators are companies that build and manage knowledge effectively. The book reveals lessons for creating,nurturing,and growing the experience and accumulated knowledge of the organization into renewable assets and competitive advantage. Leonard-Barton illustrates the dimensions of the core capabilities along which all organizations must innovate: skills and knowledge base,physical systems,managerial systems,and values and norms of behavior. However,these capabilities can function as "core rigidities" if not constantly assessed. Managers must design capabilites as evolving,organic reservoirs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780875848594
Publisher:
Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
6.11(w) x 8.97(h) x 1.02(d)

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