Innovation and the Creative Process: Towards Innovation with Care (New Horizons in the Economics of Innovation Series)

Innovation and the Creative Process: Towards Innovation with Care (New Horizons in the Economics of Innovation Series)

By: Lars Fuglsang (editor)Hardback

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This book explores new frameworks and methods of understanding and analysing innovation. These are set against a backdrop of 'innovation with care', which is seen as a phenomenon that takes place among many actors with different perspectives, ideas and cultures that must be carefully woven together in order to achieve the benefits of innovation. The new perspectives presented by the contributors will be important in encouraging successful innovation across sectors, organizations and people. They examine how people and organizations deal with the tensions and paradoxes in the innovative process between creativity and innovation, variation and selection, and sense and strategy-making.The book also includes a sociological approach to innovation as a complement to economic perspectives in order to better understand how people can benefit from innovation in a number of interesting private and public cases. To benefit from innovation, it concludes, people depend less on formal roles and formal organization than on a caring approach that enables them to deal with and interpret evolutions across people, organizations and sectors. This highly original, innovative book will provide fascinating reading for a diverse audience, including academics, researchers, policymakers and managers with an interest in innovation, organization studies, institutional theory and, more generally, business and management.

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Contents:ForewordJon SundboINTRODUCTION1. Innovation with Care: What it MeansLars FuglsangPART I: INVOLVEMENT2. Innovation and Involvement in ServicesJon Sundbo3. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) as Innovation: Taking Care of the Right CustomersJan Mattsson4. Innovation with Care in Health Care: Translation as an Alternative Metaphor of Innovation and ChangeJohn Damm ScheuerPART II: IMPORTANCE5. The Public Library Between Social Engineering and Innovation with CareLars Fuglsang6. Getting Waste to Become Taste: From the Planning of Innovation to Innovation PlanningGestur Hovgaard7. Public Innovation with Care: A Quantitative ApproachLars Fuglsang, Jeppe Hojland and John Storm Pederson8. Meta-Innovations on Strategic Arenas: Innovative Management in Public OrganizationsJorn Kjolseth MollerPART III: POSITIONING9. The Interaction Between Public Science and Industry, and the Role of the Oresund Science Region's Platform OrganizationPovl A. Hansen and Goran Serin10. The Role of a Network Organization and Internet-Based Technologies in Clusters: The Case of Medicon ValleyAda Scupola and Charles Steinfield11. The 'Mad Max Puzzle': Positioning and the Lone InventorJerome Davis and Lee N. DavisPART IV: SENSEMAKING12. Sense Caring in InnovationPeter Hagedorn-Rasmussen13. Making Innovation DurableConnie Svabo14. Intrapreneurship - Differences in Innovations is a Matter of Perspective and UnderstandingHanne Westh Nicolajsen15. Mindful InnovationPouol Bitsch OlsenIndex

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/01/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781847203878
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9781847203878
  • ISBN10: 1847203876

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