Managing Technology and Innovation An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0415362296
ISBN-13: 9780415362290
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $67.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/16/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Modern technology and innovation are vital to the success of all companies, be they hi-tech firms or companies seemingly unaffected by technology and innovation; whether established firms or business start-ups. This book focuses on understanding technology as a corporate resource, covering product development, design of systems and the managerial aspects of new and high technology. Topics investigated include:* the internal organization of high technology firms* the management of technology in society* managing innovation* dilemmas and strategies.The wide-ranging experience of the teachers and experts contributing to this book has resulted in an integrated, multi-disciplinary, textbook that provides an introductory overview to managing technology and innovation in the twenty-first century.This text is essential reading for students of business and engineering concerned with technology and innovation management.

CEES VAN BEERS is associate professor of innovation economics at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. His research interests are General Purpose Technologies, microeconometric studies of innovation behaviour, sustainable innovations and international trade. He published papers on these issues in international refereed journals. nbsp; ALFRED KLEINKNECHT is Professor of Innovation Economics at Delft University of Technology the Netherlands. His research interests are innovative behaviour of firms and labour market issues on which he has published in international refereed journals. Previously he was Professor of Industrial Economics at Amsterdam. nbsp; ROLAND ORTT is associate professor of technology and R&D management at Delft University of Technology the Netherlands. His current research interest includes different paths of technology development and diffusion. He is the author of various articles in many journals. nbsp; ROBERT VERBURG is associate professor of Organizational Behaviour at Delft University of Technology the Netherlands. His current research addresses HRM, innovation and leadership within knowledge-intensive organizations. He is the author of numerous articles in academic journals, chapters and books.

Michael Khodarkovsky is Associate Professor of History at Loyola University of Chicago. He is author of Where Two Worlds Met: The Russian State and the Kalmyk Nomads, 1600-1771 and co-editor (with Robert Geraci) of Of Religion and Empire: Missions, Conversion, and Tolerance in the Russian Empire.

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About the authors
Preface
General Introduction
Management of technology: setting the scene
The Internal Organization of High-Technology Firms
Introduction
Design of technological firms
Human Resource Management for advanced technology
Cost and financial accounting in high-technology firms
Foundations for successful high-technology marketing
The Management of Technology in the Society
Introduction
Managing the dynamics of technology in modern day society
Development and diffusion of breakthrough communication technologies
Forecasting the market potential of new products
The innovating firm in a societal context: labor-management relations and labor productivity
Complex decision-making in multi-actor systems
Managing Innovation
Introduction
Corporate strategy and technology
Innovation in context: from R&D management to innovation networks
Operation management with System Dynamics
Managing knowledge processes
Dilemmas and Strategies
Introduction
Making the impossible possible: controlling innovation
When failure is not an option: managing complex technologies under intensifying interdependencies
Managing performance in firms
Management dilemmas and strategies in practice
Index

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