Moving beyond the narrow confines of a "how to" of Innovation management, The Business of Innovation sets out to track, trace and provide testimonies of innovation practice in small to large-scale organisations from countries around world.
Through a combination of contemporary economic and social theory, and an array of practical examples from a wide range of sectors and industries, Jay Mitra offers critical insight into how global innovation works, where it works and most importantly, who makes it work, with an emphasis on innovative women.
Suitable for postgraduate, doctoral and MBA students on business management and innovation courses and practitioners looking for a critical insight into the business of innovation.
Jay Mitra is Professor of Business Enterprise and Innovation and Director of The Venture Academy at Essex Business School, University of Essex, UK. He has acted as a Scientific Adviser to the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) and is a visiting Professor at University Externado in Colombia. He has held similar positions at the Institute of Management Technology in India School of Management, Fudan and Jilin Universities in China, and at Bologna University, Italy. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the UK. Jay Mitra also leads the International Entrepreneurship Forum (IEF) a unique network and forum for researchers, policy makers and business practitioners working on entrepreneurship, innovation and regional development.
Chapter 1: An Introduction to Technological Change and Innovation Chapter 2: The Innovative Environment Chapter 3: Systems and Institutions of Innovation Chapter 4: Innovation Policy and the Role of Government Chapter 5: The Characteristics and Features of Innovative Organisations Chapter 6: Innovation and the Types and Size of Firms Chapter 7: Innovative People Chapter 8: Types of Innovation Chapter 9: The Process of Innovation Chapter 10: Forms of Innovation Chapter 11: Measuring Innovation