The Power of Strategy Innovation

Author: Robert E. JOHNSTON
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814433928
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Strategic planning sounds business-as-usual dull, while innovation conjures up images of corporate vision and risk-taking. The truth is, the two must be brought together for companies to excel in dynamic markets. The Power of Strategy Innovation presents a five-phase Discovery Process for staging, aligning, exploring, creating, and mapping the paths between analytical, numbers-oriented, day-to-day planning and market-centric, discovery-driven innovation that focuses on the future. This edition updated in 2013 to include a new Preface and Epilogue, describing the emergence of Enterprise Innovation.

Design Thinking for Strategic Innovation

Author: Idris Mootee
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118748689
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Strategic Innovation

Author: Nancy Tennant Snyder
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780787971946
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Strategic Innovation

Author: Allan Afuah
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135840504
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Creativity and Strategic Innovation Management

Author: Malcolm Goodman
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317199480
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Strategic Innovation Management

Author: Joe Tidd
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
ISBN: 1118863380
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This first edition of Strategic Innovation Management is an exciting new addition to the established bestselling texts Managing Innovation and Innovation and Entrepreneurship written by Joe Tidd and John Bessant. Aimed at students taking courses in business studies and management, as well as non-specialist courses in other disciplines, this book provides a practical and accessible evidence-based approach to managing innovation in a wide range of contexts, including: manufacturing, services, small to large organizations and the private, public and third sectors. The text has been designed to be fully integrated with the Innovation Portal at www.innovation-portal.info, which contains an extensive collection of additional resources for both lecturers and students including teaching resources, case studies, media clips, innovation tools, seminar and assessment activities and over 300 test-bank questions.

Convergenomics

Author: Sang M. Lee
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317159977
Format: PDF
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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: Liisa Välikangas
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0133980146
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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GET TO THE FUTURE FIRST! LEVERAGE STRATEGIC NOVELTY (SN) TO TRANSFORM AND DOMINATE YOUR MARKET Become an “outlier organization”: recognize huge opportunities in novelty, and act fast and first Listen for the tremors already building beneath your markets Learn from winning “outlier” business models, organizational forms, markets, products, and services Today, the companies that rise rapidly to dominance are the outliers. They’re radically novel where it matters: whether in business models, products, services, or some other key driver of value. Strategic Innovation reveals how to think like these vanguard organizations—and become one of them. You’ll discover how to borrow the lenses and insights of companies operating right at the edge of conventional industry dynamics and boundaries…where opportunities are underdefined, predictions unstable, and the greatest opportunities exist. Using linked case studies and a proven three-step methodology, the authors guide you through uncovering Strategic Novelty (SN) with explosive potential…executing quickly… and learning and tweaking relentlessly to amplify your impact. If you keep doing what everyone else is doing, you may succeed—but not greatly, and not for long. If you want to create, transform, and dominate your market, you need to think and act like an outlier. Learn how. Now. Before someone does it to you. Right now, all around you, there’s an explosion of new business models, new product/service categories, and new organizational forms. It’s a veritable Cambrian Explosion of business life, led by outlier organizations you’ve never even heard of. Many will remain practically invisible to the incumbents in their markets…until they suddenly explode into dominance. What do they share? A fundamental commitment to Strategic Novelty (SN). Now, in Strategic Innovation, leading innovation strategists Liisa Välikangas and Michael Gibbert show you how to leverage SN to become your industry’s winning disruptor. You’ll master SN through case studies from leading outlier organizations in areas ranging from 3D printing to crowd financing and resource-constrained innovation. Each case is original, previously unpublished, and based at least in part on the authors’ direct experiences. Through these cases, you’ll explore how each company’s story is playing out: sometimes in failure, but often in massive success. You’ll discover why incumbents rarely notice outliers in time, and how to keep it from happening to you. Perhaps most valuable of all, the authors help you extrapolate the likely impact of any novelty, so you can tell the difference between promising opportunities and those destined to fail.

Managing Strategic Innovation and Change

Author: Michael Tushman
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195135787
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Like the first edition, published by OUP in 1997, Managing Strategic Change and Innovation, Second Edition is designed for MBAs and practising managers and provides a framework for thinking about how technologies evolve and drive the need for organisational change and adaption. The editors, two acknowledged leaders in the field of management strategy, draw from a variety of disciplines and show the links between innovation, organisational competencies, organizational architectures, executive teams, and managing change.This book is intended primarily as for use in management courses that focus on technological innovation and change. This second edition again consists of both previously published articles and many new articles. Its structure is built around organisational architecture, executive teams, and managing change. Both editors teach at top business schools The first edition was extremely successful, selling over 10,000 copies Contains many new articles, distinct from the first edition This edition is a companion to Katz: The Human Side of Managing Technological Change 2ed (0195135318)Contents:I. Introduction and OverviewInnovation Streams, Organization Designs, and Organizational EvolutionCapabilities, Cognition, and Inertia: Evidence from Digital ImagingII. Innovation Over Time and in Historical Context Technology CyclesManaging Through Cycles of Technological ChangeTechnological Discontinuities and Flexible Production Networks: The Case of Switzerland and the World Watch IndustryDiscontinuous Innovation, Disruptive Technology, and Technological SubstitutionGunfire at Sea: A Case Study of InnovationCustomer Power, Strategic Investment, and the Failure of Leading FirmsArchitectural Innovation: The Reconfiguration of Existing Product Technologies and the Failure of Existing FirmsThe Dynamics of Standing Still: Firestone Tire and Rubber and the Radial Revolution Domiant DesignsThe Panda's Thumb of TechnologyThe Art of Standards WarsManaging in an Age of ModularityEra of Incremental ChangeNobody Ever Gets Credit for Fixing Problems that Never Happened: Creating and Sustaining Process ImprovementTailoring Process Management to Situational Requirements: Beyond the Control and Exploration DichotomyIII. Organization Architectures and Managing InnovationManagerial Problem Solving: A Congruence ApproachBuilding Your Company's VisionManaging Professional Careers: The Influence of Job Longevity and Group AgeStrong Cultures and Innovation: Oxymoron or OpportunityUnderstanding Power in OrganizationsThe Weird Rules of CreativityThe Ambidextrous Organization: Managing Evolutionary and Revolutionary ChangeCore Capabilities and Core Rigidities: A Paradox in Managing New Product DevelopmentIV. Innovation and Business StrategyDynamic Capabilities and Strategic ManagementStrategy, Value Innovation, and the Knowledge EconomyCrafting RandD Project PortfoliosV. Knowledge, Learning, and Intellectual CapitalMaking the Most of Your Company's Knowledge: A Strategic FrameworkCrisis Construction and Organizational Learning: Capability Building in Catching-up at Hyundai MotorLearning From Collaboration: Knowledge and Networks in the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical IndustriesOrganizing KnowledgeVI. Managing Linkages, Cross-Functional LinkagesOrganizing and Leading 'Heavyweight' Development TeamsMaking Teamwork Work: Boundary Management in Product Development TeamsOrganizational LinkagesStrategic LinkingCoevolving: At Last a Way to Make Synergies WorkStrategies for Managing Internal CompetitionExtra-Organizational Linkages and VenturingTechnology Brokering and Innovation in a Product Development FirmInvolving Suppliers in New Product DevelopmentCreating New Ventures from Bell Labs TechnologiesVII. Executive Leadership and Managing Innovation and ChangeConvergence and Upheaval: Managing the Unsteady Pace of Organizational EvolutionTime Pacing: Competing in Markets that Won't Stand StillImplementing New Designs: Managing Organizational ChangeBeyond the Charismatic Leader: Leadership and Organizational ChangeStrategy as Vector and the Inertia of Coevolutionary Lock-inChange in the Presence of Fit: The Rise, the Fall, and the Renaissance of Liz Claiborne

Managing the Strategic Innovation Process

Author: Carmine Garzia
Publisher: EGEA spa
ISBN: 8823812143
Format: PDF
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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.