Resolving the Innovation Paradox: Enhancing Growth in Technology Companies

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Springer, Nov 17, 2003 - Business & Economics - 153 pages
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Innovation is central to the success of technology companies. The CEOs of these companies must make a priority of ensuring that technical know how is effectively converted into value. The paradox is that they rarely do. Resolving the Innovation Paradox shows how to put innovation for longer-term growth at the centre of the CEO radar. One tool is distributed innovation . Distributed innovation offers companies two main benefits. First, companies raise revenue by using channels such as licensing and selling innovation projects. Second, companies tap into external technical know-how, combining it seamlessly with their internal capabilities to develop 'high impact' products and services. Unconstrained by internal resources, such firms gain in agility. Resolving the Innovation Paradox offers examples from companies such as Generics, Intel, Nokia and Samsung. The book is addressed to all readers interested in managing innovation.

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Yes, I agree with the other review here. You could read the final chapter instead of the book. It summarises it very nicely. Not really a book but quite good.


Chapter 1 Innovation is Survival
Chapter 2 The CEO as Innovation Champion
Chapter 3 Is Innovation Manageable?
Chapter 4 Leveraging Technical Innovation through a Diversity of Channels
the Distributed Innovation System
Chapter 6 Energizing the Distributed Innovation System with Entrepreneurship
Chapter 7 The Crucial Human Factor
Creating Value and Growth through Distributed Innovation

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GEORGES HAOUR is Professor at IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland where he teaches Technology Management and directs executive programmes for managers coming from technology companies worldwide. He also works at Generics in Cambridge, UK in the area of technology ventures and start-ups. Georges Haour acts as an advisor to companies in Europe, North America, Japan and Singapore in the area of technology ventures and Research and Development/ Innovation Management and is a member of the board of several organisations, including technology start-ups. He is the author or more than 70 publications including prize winning case studies.

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