Human Side of Managing Technological Innovation A Collection of Readings

ISBN-10: 0195135318
ISBN-13: 9780195135312
Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)
Authors: Ralph Katz
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Book details

List price: $119.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/24/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 752
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

Designed for courses within MBA engineering and executive education programs, The Human Side of Managing Technical Information, Second Edition, provides a variety of approaches and perspectives on issues critical to the effective leadership of technical professionals and cross-functional teams throughout the innovation process. Updated throughout, the second edition's collection of articles cover such topics as motivating professionals, measuring productivity,organizing and leading cross-functional development teams, enhancing creativity, developing human resource capabilities, and using technology as a strategic resource. These articles represent the thoughts and ideas of researchers and practitioners seeking a richer understanding of the complex interplay between the specialized knowledge and skills of creative professionals and the realistic pressures and constraints required by successful business organizations.

Introduction
The Motivation and Leadership of Technical Professionals
The Motivation of Professionals
Motivating Professionals in Organizations
How Bell Labs Creates Star Performers
Organizational Socialization and the Reduction of Uncertainty
The Management of Creativity in Organizations
Managing Creative Professionals
How to Manage Geeks
Managing Creativity: A Japanese Model
Managing Innovation: When Less Is More
The Transition from Technical Specialist to Managerial Leadership
Why Managers Fail
"How Do You Feel?"
Beyond the Charismatic Leader: Leadership and Organizational Change
The Management of Innovative Groups and Project Teams
The Management of High Performing Technical Teams
How a Team at Digital Equipment Designed the 'Alpha' Chip
The Java Saga
Hot Groups
The Management of Crossfunctional Groups and Project Teams
The Discipline of Teams
Managing Creative Performance in R&D Teams
Managing Organizational Roles and Structures in Project Groups
Leadership Roles in The Innovation Process
Formal Problem-Solving Roles in Leading Innovation
Enlightened Experimentation: The New Imperative for Innovation
How Internet Companies Build Software
Meeting the Challenge of Global Team Management
Informal Critical Roles in Leading Innovation
Critical Functions: Needed Roles in the Innovation Process
Innovation through Intrapreneuring
Virtual Teams: Technology and the Workplace of the Future
Managing Knowledge Work Within Innovative Organizations
Managing Technical Communications and Technology Transfer
Distinguishing Science from Technology
Communication Networks in R&D Laboratories
A Study of the Influence of Technical Gatekeeping on Project Performance and Career Outcomes in an R&D Facilty
Why Information Technology Inspired But Cannot Deliver Knowledge Management
Managing Performance and Productivity in Technical Groups and Organizational Settings
Project Management Scorecard
Measuring R&D Effectiveness
Assessing the Value of Your Technology
Metrics to Evaluate R,D,&E
Managing Innovative Climates in Organizations
Managing Innovative Climates
A Skunkworks Tale
The One-Firm Firm: What Makes It Successful
3M's Post-it Notes: A Managed or Accidental Innovation?

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