Convergenomics

Author: Professor David L Olson
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409459527
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Convergenomics is about the megatrends that are shaping how people behave and organizations work. In this insightful analysis, Sang Lee and David Olson describe how globalization, digitization, changing demographics, changing industry mix, deregulation and privatization, commoditization of processes, new value chains, emerging new economies, deteriorating environment, and cultural conflicts have led to what they define as a convergence revolution. Lee and Olson discuss this convergence revolution from the perspectives of technology, industry, knowledge, open-source networking and bio-artificial convergence, and they explain how human systems are transformed by what they have named convergenomics. Understanding convergenomics can lead to innovative strategic approaches and, the authors contend, more agile businesses are already employing these approaches to become and remain competitive and to generate greater value in a world radically changed by e-commerce. Business leaders and 'students' of strategy at all levels will learn from this book how revolutionary developments can be embraced rather than feared, and how technology that is potentially frightening in its complexity can be harnessed and used to enable productive collaboration and gain competitive advantage.

Strategic Innovation

Author: Allan Afuah
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135840504
Format: PDF, Docs
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In today’s fast-changing business environment, those firms that want to remain competitive must also be innovative. Innovation is not simply about developing new technologies into new products or services, but in many cases, finding new models for doing business in the face of change. It often entails changing the rules of the game. Strategic Innovation demonstrates to students how to create and appropriate value using new game strategies to gain competitive advantage. The book begins with a summary of the major strategic frameworks and showing the origins of strategic innovation. Next, Afuah gives a thorough examination of contemporary strategy from an innovation standpoint, including: how to develop strategy in the face of change a detailed framework for assessing the profitability potential of a strategy or product consideration of how both for-profit and non-profit organizations can benefit from new game strategies. With a wealth of quantitative examples of successful strategies, as well as descriptive cases, Strategic Innovation will complement courses in strategy, and technology and innovation.

Strategic Innovation

Author: Nancy Tennant Snyder
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780787971946
Format: PDF, ePub
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Strategic Innovation offers a flexible, customizable template that managers, executives, and business leaders can use to introduce an effective innovation strategy throughout their organization. The authors, Nancy Tennant Snyder and Deborah L. Duarte, provide the tools needed to craft a workable strategy for embedding innovation as a core competency across an enterprise. Instead of innovation for innovation's sake, the authors offer a proven business-focused way to change a culture from point-in-time innovations from a few to a continuous pipeline of innovations from everywhere and everyone. Based on the real-life example of Whirlpool a solid company with a significant track record and global reach—Strategic Innovation shows how the world's largest appliance company put innovation in place as a core competency. During this process, Whirlpool transformed itself from a quality producer of appliances to a customer-focused company that strategically embeds innovation throughout the organization. Filled with challenges and struggles, and ultimately successful results, the Whirlpool story can help any organization develop a successful innovation strategy. Written as a practical guide, the book contains in each chapter a variety of hands-on resources including checklists and worksheets. Strategic Innovation offers the tools, ideas, and approaches needed for transforming an organization to a company where anyone and everyone can contribute to the organization's prosperity—through innovation.

Managing the Strategic Innovation Process

Author: Carmine Garzia
Publisher: EGEA spa
ISBN: 8823812143
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Strategic innovation is the development of new forms of positioning that enable firms to redefine the way to do business, offering greater non-monetary value to customers and a higher level of cost effectiveness. Strategic innovators deliver their superior value proposition by developing new markets and leveraging on innovative forms of distribution and communication. Strategic innovators can remain competitive and achieve profitable growth within competitive environments that are characterised by discontinuity, instability and uncertainty. The book investigates strategic innovation through a process model, built on a multiple case study analysis of innovative firms, that explains the dynamics of innovative strategy generation and implementation.

Design Thinking for Strategic Innovation

Author: Idris Mootee
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118748689
Format: PDF, Docs
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A comprehensive playbook for applied design thinking in business and management, complete with concepts and toolkits As many companies have lost confidence in the traditional ways of running a business, design thinking has entered the mix. Design Thinking for Strategic Innovation presents a framework for design thinking that is relevant to business management, marketing, and design strategies and also provides a toolkit to apply concepts for immediate use in everyday work. It explains how design thinking can bring about creative solutions to solve complex business problems. Organized into five sections, this book provides an introduction to the values and applications of design thinking, explains design thinking approaches for eight key challenges that most businesses face, and offers an application framework for these business challenges through exercises, activities, and resources. An essential guide for any business seeking to use design thinking as a problem-solving tool as well as a business method to transform companies and cultures The framework is based on work developed by the author for an executive program in Design Thinking taught in Harvard Graduate School of Design Author Idris Mootee is a management guru and a leading expert on applied design thinking Revolutionize your approach to solving your business's greatest challenges through the power of Design Thinking for Strategic Innovation.

Serendipitous and Strategic Innovation

Author: Shantha Liyanage
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781567204872
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Innovation is a time-consuming process that involves invention as a beginning and a marketable service or product as an end. This work examines the technology innovation process, and displays its critical links with organizational functions.

Creativity and Strategic Innovation Management

Author: Malcolm Goodman
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317199480
Format: PDF, ePub
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Creativity and Strategic Innovation Management was the first book to integrate innovation management with both change management and creativity to form an innovative guide to survival in rapidly changing market conditions. Treating creativity as the process, and innovation the result, Goodman and Dingli emphasise the importance of a strategic approach to management through fostering creative processes. Revised and updated for a second edition, this ground-breaking book now includes: A new section on contemporary themes in innovation management, such as the use of social media and sustainability. More coverage of entrepreneurship, ethics, diversity issues and the legal aspects of technology and innovation management. More international cases and real life examples. The book is also supported by a range of new tutor support materials. This textbook is an ideal accompaniment to postgraduate courses on innovation management and creativity management. The focused approach by Goodman and Dingli also makes it useful as supplementary reading on a range of courses from management of technology to strategic management.

Knowledge Integration Dynamics

Author: Mitsuru Kodama
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814317896
Format: PDF
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Presents an analysis of the business model unique to Japanese firms, emphasising four special features: the vertical value chain model, cross-industry collaboration, dynamic knowledge integration, and strategic innovation capability. This book also emphasises on inter- and intra-organizational collaboration as a source of strategic innovation.