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

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2006 - 267 من الصفحات
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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. 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.

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Complexity and Systems Thinking
2 Leading with Innovation
3 Growth through Proximity in Innovation
4 Aggregating Systems of Innovation
5 Capability Building in Health Innovation
Human and Cultural Barriers to Innovation
7 The Business of ScienceBased Innovation
8 Synthesis
About the Author and Contributors
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الصفحة 34 - The whole of my remaining realizable estate shall be dealt with in the following way: the capital, invested in safe securities by my executors, shall constitute a fund, the interest on which shall be annually distributed in the form of prizes to those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind.
الصفحة 72 - ... features of social organization, such as networks, norms, and trust, that facilitate coordination and cooperation for mutual benefit.
الصفحة 47 - Technological product and process [TPP] innovations comprise implemented technologically new products and processes and significant technological improvements in products and processes. A TPP innovation has been implemented if it has been introduced on the market [product innovation] or used within a production process [process innovation].
الصفحة 43 - In all parts of the economy, and at all times, we expect to find ongoing processes of learning, searching, and exploring, which result in new products, new techniques, new forms of organization, and new markets.
الصفحة 122 - There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.
الصفحة 14 - Underlying this concept was the notion that systems are made up of sets of components that work together for the overall objective of the whole.
الصفحة 74 - Clusters affect competition in three broad ways: first, by increasing the productivity of companies based in the area; second, by driving the direction and pace of innovation, which underpins future productivity growth; and third by stimulating the formation of new businesses, which expands and strengthens the cluster itself.
الصفحة 47 - An innovation ... is a new or significantly improved product (good or service) introduced to the market or the introduction within your enterprise of a new or significantly improved process.

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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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