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xiii, 176 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
How do you know whether a hot technology will succeed or fail? Or where the next big idea will come from? The best answers come not from the popular myths we tell about innovation, but instead from time-tested truths that explain how we've made it this far. This book shows the way. In "The Myths of Innovation", bestselling author Scott Berkun takes a careful look at innovation history, including the software and Internet Age, to reveal how ideas truly become successful innovations - truths that people can apply to today's challenges. Using dozens of examples from the history of technology, business, and the arts, you'll learn how to convert the knowledge you have into ideas that can change the world, such as: why all innovation is a collaborative process; how innovation depends on persuasion; why problems are more important than solutions; how the good innovation is the enemy of the great; and, why the biggest challenge is knowing when it's good enough. "For centuries before Google, MIT, and IDEO, modern hotbeds of innovation, we struggled to explain any kind of creation, from the universe itself to the multitudes of ideas around us. While we can make atomic bombs, and dry-clean silk ties, we still don't have satisfying answers for simple questions like: Where do songs come from? Are there an infinite variety of possible kinds of cheese? How did Shakespeare and Stephen King invent so much, while we're satisfied watching sitcom reruns? Our popular answers have been unconvincing, enabling misleading, fantasy-laden myths to grow strong." - Scott Berkun, from the text.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780596527051 20160528
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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xx, 150 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
  • 1. The innovation process. 2. The innovation spectrum. 3. Managing innovation. 4. Innovation and entrepreneurship. 5. The value of innovation. 6. Sustainable innovation. 7. Innovation and the CEO.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780444516831 20160528
Innovation is an ancient art, may be as old as 500,000 years, but managing innovation is a relatively young management technique, only a few decades old, and has received much less attention than other aspects of innovation such as creativity, entrepreneurship or venturing. This book is not about providing a series of recipes on innovation management or a collection of case stories on how to do innovation or not. The few examples given are well known innovations from (Shell) history and all of them have been described before in the literature. However, this book does not focus on the brilliant result or failure of the innovations, but on the process of innovation in order to understand the features of a well-managed innovation effort. The book has been written around six main themes: understanding innovation as a business process and how it has developed through history; for a manager it is essential to appreciate the fundamental difference between inside- and outside-the-box innovation; each one needs its own specific management process; the main roles of the innovation manager are managing the innovation funnel, executing the innovation strategy and optimising the value of the innovation portfolio; entrepreneurship is the key resource in innovation and the right conditions have to be created for it to flourish in large companies; the value of innovation can be assessed as an option value and in creating intellectual capital for the company; and integrating sustainable development in the innovation process requires changes in the management process, in the assessment and valuation of innovation, and in the interaction with the stakeholders. It is extremely practical book, based on hands-on experience and written to a high academic standard. It provides unique and novel perspectives into the innovation process. It is one of only a few titles that discuss how to manage the innovation process.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780444516831 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman)
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549 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xxii, 417 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Part 1 Introduction: Path Creation as a Process of Mindful Deviation, R. Garud and P. Karnoe. Part 2 Path Dependence and Beyond: When and How Chance and Human Will Can Twist the Arms of Clio - an Essay on Path Dependence in a World of Irreversibilities, A. Bassanini and G. Dosi-- Unpacking Path Dependence - Differential Valuations Accorded History Across Disciplines, P. Hirsch and J.J. Gillespie-- Sources of Technical Change - Induced Innovation, Evolutionary Theory and Path Dependence, V.W. Ruttan. Part 3 From Path Dependence to Path Creation: Paths and Regions - the Creation and Growth of Silicon Valley, M. Kenney and U. von Burg-- Standards, Modularity and Innovation - the Case of Medical Practice, R.N. Langlois and D.A. Savage-- Complexity, Attractors and Path Dependence and Creation in Technological Evolution, J.A.C. Baum and B.S. Silverman. Part 4 Path Creation as Co-Evolution: America's Family Vehicle - Path Creation in the US Minivan Market, J.F. Porac et al-- The Construction of New Paths -Institution-Building Activity in the Early Automobile and Bio-Tech Industries, H. Rao and J. Singh-- Constructing Transition Paths Through the Management of Niches, R. Kemp et al. Part 5 Path Creation as Mobilization: Show-and-Tell - Product Demonstrations and Path Creation of Technological Change, J. Lampel-- Innovation as a Community-Spanning Process - Looking for Interaction Strategies to Handle Path Dependency, B. Van Looy et al-- Technologies of Managing and the Mobilization of Paths, J. Mouritsen and N. Dechow-- Why You Go to a Piano Store to Buy a Synthesizer? - Path Dependence and the Social Construction of Technology, T. Pinch.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780805832723 20160528
This edited volume stems from a conference held in Copenhagen that the authors ran in August of 1997. The authors, aware of the recent work in evolutionary theory and the science of chaos and complexity, challenge the sometimes deterministic flavour of this work. They are interested in uncovering the place of agency in these theories that take history so seriously. In the end, they are as interested in path creation and destruction as they are in path dependence. This book is compiled of both theoretical and empirical writing. It shows relatively well-known industries such as the automobile, biotechnology and semi-conductor industries in a new light. It also invites the reader to learn more about medical practices, wind power, lasers and synthesizers. Primarily for academicians, researchers and PhD students in fields related to technology management, this book is a research-oriented textbook and it should appeal to managers in the field of technology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780805832723 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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204 p. ; 28 cm
This report assesses the current status of Korea's innovation system and policies, and identifies where and how the government should focus its efforts to improve the country's innovation capabilities. It finds that Korea has one of the highest rates of spending on R&D in the world, much of which is performed by private firms. It also has a highly educated labour force - as signalled by its impressive PISA performance and exceptionally high rates of tertiary level graduation - with a strong interest in science and technology. However, a number of bottlenecks persist that hamper Korea's economy.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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ix, 266 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction : the challenges of oversight for emerging technologies / Kenneth W. Abbott
  • The dynamics of emerging technology systems / Braden Allenby
  • Emerging technology governance / Gregory N. Mandel
  • An integrated framework for governing emerging technologies such as nanotechnology and synthetic biology / LeRoy Padddock and Molly Masterton
  • The role of adaptation in the governance of emerging technologies / Marc A. Saner
  • Integrating technology assessment into government technology policy / Timothy F. Malloy
  • Governing the governance of emerging technologies / Gary E. Marchant and Wendell Wallach
  • The hare and the tortoise : an Australian Perspective on regulating new technologies and their products and processes / Diana M. Bowman
  • Properly paced? : examining the past and present governance of GMOs in the United States / Jennifer Kuzma
  • Innovative governance schemes for molecular diagnogtics / Rachel A. Lindor and Gary E. Marchant
  • Network security agreements : communications technology governance by other means / Joshua W. Abbott
  • Robust offshore risk regulation : an assessment of US, UK and Norwegian approaches / Preben H. Lindøe, Michael Baram and John Paterson
  • Conclusion : emerging governance for emergent technologies / Gary E. Marchant.
Emerging technologies create challenges for traditional regulatory approaches. The contributors to this book - leading scholars in law, innovation, and technology - address the need for new governance methods and models. The unique characteristics of emerging technologies - their diverse applications, the myriad concerns raised by new technologies, the need for public engagement, and the issue of effective coordination between governance players - create the need for new governance approaches. The authors identify innovative new methods of governance, taking into account an environment where changes in technologies can out-pace the corresponding regulatory frameworks. Scholars of technology, science and innovation will find this book to be an enlightening read, as will lawyers, policymakers and think-tanks working within the emerging technologies arena.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781782545637 20160612
Law Library (Crown)
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152 p. ; 21 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
xi, 202 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Innovation.- Innovation and Markets: The Known Paths.- Innovation: An Integrated Framework.- Market Archetypes: The Fox, the Wolf, the Bear and the Sheep.- Metamorphoses: Market Archetypes, Innovation and Integrated Dynamics.- Sustaining Innovation: Staying Ahead.- Staying Alive: Struggles in Innovation Space.- Commoditization - The Sword of Damocles.- Escape from Commoditization?- Mapping the Integrated Innovation Space: A Look at the Mirror.- An Integrated Innovation Landscape.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783790819458 20160528
Innovation is the key to firm competitiveness and growth yet studying innovation is much like the ancient parable about a group of blind men each touching a different part of an elephant. This book is a fresh new approach to understanding innovation - market linkages using one unified framework. The book examines an integrated innovation environment. Four market archetypes as well as the market outcome for each archetype are described. Innovation dynamics including commoditization, the constant innovation challenge and the sustainability of innovation are analyzed along with cases including the iPod, Lego, Barbie, the browser wars and Google.A diagnostic matrix is presented which enables one to take a 'snapshot' of a product in the innovation environment. This book is an invaluable tool for the academic, the manager and the consultant to understand 'where' a firm is located in an innovation environment, 'why' it is so located and provides valuable clues as to 'what' to do when designing strategy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783790819458 20160528
Green Library
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266 p. ; 22 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
2 v. ; 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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97 p. ; 22 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
217 p. : ill ; 18 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
265 p. 19cm.
Hoover Library
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xiii, 73 pages ; 25 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
572 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
ix, 274 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction-- Part I. Dealing With an Uncertain Future: 1. Path-dependent aspects of technological change-- 2. Charles Babbage: pioneer economist-- 3. Joseph Schumpeter: radical economist-- 4. Technological innovation and long waves-- Part II. Technology in Context: 5. Economic experiments-- 6. Why in America?-- 7. Can Americans learn to become better imitators?-- 8. Critical issues in science policy research-- Part III. Sectoral Studies in Technological Change: 9. Energy-efficient technologies: past and future perspectives-- 10. Innovation in the chemical processing industries-- 11. Telecommunications: complex, uncertain, and path-dependent-- 12. Understanding the adoption of new technology in the forest products industry-- 13. Scientific instrumentation and university research.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521459556 20160528
The process of technological change takes a wide variety of forms. Propositions that may be accurate when referring to the pharmaceutical industry may be totally inappropriate when applied to the aircraft industry or to computers or forest products. The central theme of Nathan Rosenberg's new book is the idea that technological changes are often 'path dependent', in the sense that their form and direction tend to be influenced strongly by the particular sequence of earlier events out of which a new technology has emerged. The book advances the understanding of technological change by explictly recognising its essential diversity and path-dependent nature. Individual chapters explore the particular features of new technologies in different historical and sectoral contexts. This book presents a unique account of how technological change is generated and the processes by which improved technologies are introduced.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521459556 20160528
Green Library, SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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245 p. ; 21 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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xx, 117 pages : illustrations ; 18 x 25 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
345 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

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