Managing Live Innovation

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Routledge, 1998 - Business & Economics - 167 pages
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Managing Live Innovation examines the innovation process from the line manager's perspective. This book identifies the skills needed to manage live 'real time' innovation in an environment where products and services are constantly refined, and where customer input is encouraged from an early stage.

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Jean Lammiman has successfully combined a career as a senior front-line manager specialising in the effective development of staff at all levels with groundbreaking work as an academic and consultant. Both authors run their own consultancy, The LSK Group, which designs and implements workshops, seminars and forums for senior management teams.

Michel Syrett is an established business author, lecturer and consultant. For many years Editor of the Public Management and Management Education Pages at The Times, he contributes regularly to newspapers and journals covering business issues in Europe and Asia, including the Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, European, Management Today, Eurobusiness, Business Asia, Asian Business and South China Morning Post. He is also a Visiting Fellow at Roffey Park Management Institute and the Poon Kam Kai Institute of Management at the University of Hong Kong.

High profile authors with a presence in Asia and the UK
Helps line managers identify and develop new skills appropriate to fast moving
Published in association with the Industrial Society

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Series editors preface
standing in your shoes
change management for innovation
setting the context for innovation
motivating for innovation
teambuilding for innovation
project management for innovation
language for innovation
communication for innovation
leadership for innovation
personal development for innovation
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About the author (1998)

Jean Lammiman is a human resource development specialist whose career has spanned roles as a practitioner, academic researcher and consultant. She was Training Director at the International Stock Exchange and Management Development Director at Grand Metropolitan during a period of intense organisational change. She is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Life Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Fellow of the Institute of Directors.

Michel Syrett has written on a wide range of business issues over 20 years. His work has been published in, among others, "The Financial Times, The Sunday Times, Management Today, Director, Asian Business" and "The South China Post," He has also conducted research on innovation and leadership for Cranfield School of Management and the University of Hong Kong.

Jean and Michel co-lead a research programme into innovation at work at the Roffey Park Institute. They are co-authors of twelve books and reports, most recently "Successful Innovation," published by The Economist. Jean also led at Grand Metropolitan a marketing forum focusing on the global marketplace for leading brands such as Smirnoff, Haagen-Dazs and Burger King.

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