Making Innovation Work: How to Manage It, Measure It, and Profit from it

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Wharton School Pub., 2006 - Business & Economics - 334 pages
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"This is the book I wish I had read thirty years ago. "Making Innovation Work" is an important resource for leaders who are trying to improve innovation in their organizations. It's crammed with examples and practical ideas that can trigger improvements in innovation, starting tomorrow!" - Lew Platt, Chairman of Boeing, former Chairman and CEO of HP, and former CEO of Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates. "Davila, Epstein, and Shelton remind us that even if the end product is rocket science, the process need not be. To the contrary, tried-and-true practices of management, process, metrics, and incentives are all that it takes to let innovation happen consistently." - Andrew Beebe, President, EnergyInnovations.""Making Innovation Work" is a fresh approach to systematically managing innovation. It integrates the innovation management literature in a way that is insightful, creative, as well as pragmatic. Davila, Epstein, and Shelton have particularly fresh insights on learning, culture, leadership, and executing change. This book will be of great help to those managers leading innovation and change." - Michael Tushman, Paul R.Lawrence MBA Class of 1942 Professor of Business Administration, G

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There is a dire need for a fresh look at innovation. Contrary to popular belief, the authors assert, much of what is held as common wisdom regarding how innovation is managed is wrong. Tony Davila, a ... Read full review

Contents

How You Innovate
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How
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Integrate Innovation into
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Tony Davila is a faculty member of Stanford's Graduate School of Business. Building on his doctoral work at the Harvard Business School, he works with both large industrial companies and Silicon Valley startups to design management control and performance measurement systems that drive innovation. He has been published in Harvard Business Review, Research Policy, and other leading journals.

Marc J. Epstein has been a visiting professor and Hansjoerg Wyss visiting scholar at Harvard Business School and a distinguished research professor at Rice University's Jones Graduate School of Management. He has been a senior consultant to leading corporations and governments for over twenty-five years, specializing in strategy implementation, innovation, governance, accountability, and performance metrics. Epstein has also served as a professor at Stanford Business School and INSEAD.

Robert Shelton is managing director of Navigant Consulting's Innovation practice. His client list is a "who's who" of innovative Fortune 500s, including leaders in the electronics, energy, health care, automotive, consumer goods, software, and aerospace industries. Shelton has served as vice president and managing director with Arthur D. Little and as managing director of the Technology and Innovation Management practice at SRI International (formerly Stanford Research Institute). His work has been referenced in media ranging from The Wall Street Journal to CNN Financial News.


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