Latest Edition: From Knowledge Management to Strategic Competence: Assessing Technological, Market and Organisational Innovation (3rd Edition)The business and academic communities pay much interest to the concept of knowledge management and strategic competencies or core capabilities; that is, how organizations define and differentiate themselves. This book attempts to establish the links between strategic competencies, knowledge management, organizational learning and innovation management - specifically, how an organization identifies, assesses and exploits its competencies, and translates these into new processes, products and services.The contributors to the book include leading researchers and consultants in the field. Adopting a practical but rigorous approach to the subject, they focus on the measurement, management and improvement of organizational, technological and market competencies, and identify the relationships with strategic, operational and financial performance.
Strategic competencies: the competence cycle - translating knowledge into new processes, products and services, J. Tidd; what are strategic competencies? R. Hall; making strategy happen, P. Hiscocks and D. Riff. Market competencies: brands, innovation and growth - the role of brands in innovation and growth for consumer businesses, T. Clayton and G. Turner; technological and market competencies and financial performance, J. Tidd and C. Driver. Technological competencies: technological indicators of performance, P. Patel; assessing technological competencies, F. Narin. Organizational competencies: are there any competencies out there? Identifying and using technical competencies, D. Griffiths and M. Boisot; assessing performance in supply, R. Lamming. Improving competencies: innovation - a performance measurement perspective, P.K. Ahmed and M. Zairi; learning and continuous improvement, J. Bessant.