Building Innovation Capability in Organizations: An International Cross-case Perspective

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Imperial College Press, 2007 - Science - 254 pages
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Global competition, shorter product lifecycles and increasingly demanding customers are creating significant pressures for the creation of innovative organizations. By examining eight case studies in various industry sectors in Europe, Australia, Japan and Thailand, this book provides a qualitative explanation of the complex relationships between innovation capability, e-commerce, sustainable development and new product development. The book explores how organizations develop innovation capability through the application of e-commerce, sustainable development-orientation, and new product development in order to gain competitive advantage. This knowledge will help managers, academics and policy-makers understand “what works, and why and how it works” in creating innovation-driven organizations from an international perspective, thereby providing an integrated approach to innovation management.
 

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Contents

Preface
vii
Acknowledgments
ix
About the Author
xi
Contents
xiii
Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 Development of an Integrated Innovation Capability Model
19
Sartorius AG
51
Chapter 4 Managing Strategic Change Through Mainstream and Newstream Innovation at Eurocopter France
73
Chapter 6 Drivers of Innovation Capability at Sun Microsystems SMS
105
Chapter 7 Development and Exploitation of Innovation Capability at a Defence Project Engineering Company DPEC
121
Best Practice at Vaisala
141
Starpharma
157
Chapter 10 Development of Innovation Capability at Invincible Company in Thailand
177
Conclusions and Implications
191
References
237
Index
249

Chapter 5 Leveraging Innovation Capabilities at Caterpillar Underground Mining UGM Pty Ltd
87

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