The Management of Technological Innovation: An International and Strategic Approach
The Management of Technological Innovation (MTI) is one of the most important challenges facing contemporary businesses. With technological innovation becoming the fundamental driver of competitiveness for firms in a variety of business sectors, it is essential that the tools and techniques,and the strategies of MTI are well understood.This book analyses the management of technological innovation by focusing both on the specific and general tasks that managers need to perform. It examines the specific issues of managing RandD, new product development, and operations and production management. It also considers the general issuesof managing the complexity and systemic nature of technology, and the knowledge and learning needed in innovative firms. It argues that detailed attention needs to be paid to the broad contextual changes occurring in industry, management, and the innovation process, and to the continuing andprofound changes brought about by globalization.Mark Dodgson uses a variety of forms of analysis ranging from simple tools and techniques to theoretical models. Throughout the book a number of case studies are used to illustrate key themes, and a series of 'brief notes' are used to analyse particular issues. This very contemporary text will be animportant resource for academics, students, and managers throughout the world.
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