Managing Innovation and Change
IN THIS SUMMARY
As organizations struggle to keep pace with the globalization of the economy, the explosive growth of the Internet, deregulation, the drive to increase the bottom line, faster product development times, rampant technological innovation, a shortage of the best talent, and changing customer and employee demographics, they are being forced to consider new organizational forms and processes in order to manage innovation effectively.
This second edition of Managing Innovation and Change presents a collection of critical writings, contributed by international business consultants, academics, and practitioners, that provides an overview of the theory and practice of managing innovation. Executives, managers at all levels, and entrepreneurs will find timely and varied insights into an array of important topics: the current business environment and its implications for the innovative management style now required, the importance of innovation in today s business environment, different strategies that can be adapted to manage innovation within and across organizations and business networks, the different ways in which organizations have attempted to restructure, and the effects of new information and communications technology.