Edward Huizenga explores how knowledge and service intensive companies can thrive on innovation and entrepreneurship in the ICT sector. He applies new theoretical insights from strategy and organisation theory, and includes case studies of 30 European service companies. These case studies address the key innovation issues and present answers as to why a constant search for innovation improves firms' competitive position. The key success factors are identified together with those differences that define the frontrunners who are able to turn new ideas into profit.
With its mix of academic insights, managerial practices and implementations, this book benchmarks company performance in innovation and develops new theoretical strategy insights including; resource-based ideas; firm's innovation styles; strategic timing; the customer's involvement and the management implications.
Innovation Management in the ICT Sector is aimed at, and will be of value to, a readership of academics in the area of strategic management, organisation and innovation, policymakers involved in innovation and economic growth at all levels of government as well as managers in the ICT sector.
Edward I. Huizenga is a new business architect and management author with Altuition, a business innovation consultancy firm, and is guest lecturer at Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Contents: Foreword Part I: Innovation Management 1. Exploring Innovation in the ICT Sector 2. Key Success Factors in Innovation Management: Recent Contributions 3. The Nature of Strategy 4. The Organisation of Innovation Part II: Research Design and Methodology 5. The Case Survey Research Method Part III: The Management Practice 6. Strategy and Innovation Performance 7. Organisation, Process and Innovation Performance 8. What Differentiates the Frontrunners? References Index