Serendipitous and Strategic Innovation: A Systems Approach to Managing Science-Based Innovation

Serendipitous and Strategic Innovation: A Systems Approach to Managing Science-Based Innovation

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Serendipitous and Strategic Innovation: A Systems Approach to Managing Science-Based Innovation by Shantha Liyanage, Marie Wilson, Alan J. Jones, Stephen Hunyor

Innovation is a time-consuming process that involves invention as a beginning and a marketable service or product as an end. But innovation itself, once concluded, is not necessarily a constructive act as some innovations yield positive and some negative results. The way we recognize and develop innovation—so often a serendipitous and almost invisible act in its beginning—is thus a matter of primary importance in today's world where new thoughts and products play such a crucial role in economies across the globe. Nowhere is the general support structure required for success in innovation more starkly illuminated than in the fields of science and medicine, where human well-being is so manifestly at stake.

In this work, which draws together the perspectives of a multidisciplinary group of professionals—medical doctors, innovation policy analysts, and academics in business management—Shantha Liyanage and his colleagues provide a thorough examination of the technology innovation process, and display its critical links with organizational functions, so the innovative capacities of organizations can be better prepared to meet the rapid changes of our age.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781567204872
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/30/2005
Series: Technology, Innovation, and Knowledge Management Series
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Shantha Liyanage leads the Technology, Innovation and Knowledge Management program (TEKIM) at the Business School of The University of Auckland in New Zealand. He has worked in industry, government, and academic institutions in the areas of knowledge management, innovation, and technology, including research and faculty positions at the University of Wollongong and the University of Queensland in Australia. He has extensive consultancy experience with various Government and International Development Agencies such as the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank, UNESCO, and AusAid, and has published widely in the area of innovation, knowledge, and technology management.

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Serendipitous and Strategic Innovation: A Systems Approach to Managing Science-Based Innovation (Technology, Innovation, and Knowledge Management Seri 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
rafael-apon More than 1 year ago
I need to have this book. Congrats Shanta. My thesis reader at the University of Queensland Australia.