Handbook of Research on Driving Competitive Advantage through Sustainable, Lean, and Disruptive Innovation

Handbook of Research on Driving Competitive Advantage through Sustainable, Lean, and Disruptive Innovation

Latif Al-Hakim (University of Southern Queensland, Australia), Xiaobo Wu (Zhejiang University, China), Andy Koronios (University of South Australia, Australia) and Yongyi Shou (Zhejiang University, China)
Release Date: April, 2016|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 743
ISBN13: 9781522501350|ISBN10: 1522501355|EISBN13: 9781522501367|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0135-0

Description

The global market is constantly evolving and it has become essential for organizations to employ new methods of appealing to customers in order to stay abreast on current trends within the world economy.

The Handbook of Research on Driving Competitive Advantage through Sustainable, Lean, and Disruptive Innovation features theoretical development and empirical research in social media platforms, internet usage, big data analytics, and smart computing, as well as other areas of organizational innovation. Highlighting implementation challenges facing innovative processes, this publication is a critical reference source for researchers, students, professionals, managers, and decision makers interested in novel strategies being employed by organizations in an effort to improve their standings on the global market.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing Countries
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Health Systems
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Lean Thinking
  • Multiple Waves
  • Open Innovation

Reviews and Testimonials

Technology, business, and economics researchers from Africa, Europe, Cuba, Australia, South America, and China contribute 25 chapters on sustainable, disruptive, and Lean innovation. They address theories, strategies, and emerging concepts, such as technology adoption theories, the evolution of Lean thinking and application to innovation processes, Lean thinking through business intelligence technologies and innovation, innovation process planning, innovative decisions, Lean innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises, and open innovation, dynamic capabilities, and competitive advantage.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Latif Al-Hakim is Associate Professor of Operation Management at the University of Southern Queensland, Associate Professor (adj.) of Innovation at National Institute of Innovation Management, Zhejiang University, China, and Adjunct Senior Researcher at the University of South Australia. Latif received his first degree in Industrial Engineering in 1968. His MSc (1977) in Industrial Engineering and PhD (1983) in Management Science were awarded from the University of Wales (UK). He has published extensively in system analysis, information quality, Ergonomics and health informatics. He is the author of more than 120 papers in various journals and conference proceedings. As a result of his work in healthcare informatics, Dr Al-Hakim has awarded Honorary Senior Lecturer (2011-2014) in the Division of Surgery, Medical School at Imperial College, London.
Xiaobo Wu is Qiushi Chair Professor of Strategy and Innovation Management, Dean of School of Management and Director of National Institute for Innovation Management at Zhejiang University, China. He is honored as Chang Jiang Scholar Professor by Ministry of Education, China, and Smiths Chair Professor at Leeds University, UK. He is Senior Vice President of International Council for Small Business. For his research interests in Managing Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Global Manufacturing and Network-based Competitive Strategy, he has led some key research projects sponsored by NSF China, IDRC Canada, 7th Framework of EU, and published papers internationally in the related areas. He is at editorial boards of academic journals, including IEEE TEM, AJTI. Professor WU serves as board member and strategic advisor for several known companies in China.
Andy Koronios is the Head of the School of Information Technology & Mathematical Sciences, at the University of South Australia. Andy holds academic qualifications in Electrical Engineering, Computing and education and a PhD from the University of Queensland. Andy has extensive experience in both commercial and academic environments and has research interests in information management & governance, e-commerce and the management and strategic exploitation of information as well as the changing role of the IT Leader. Andy has established two University Research Labs and a funded Research Centre and is currently the Director of the Strategic Information Management Research Lab in the Advanced Computer Research Centre. He is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society, and a Founding Fellow of the International Institute of Engineering Asset Management.
Yongyi Shou is Professor of Operations Management in the School of Management, Zhejiang University, China. He received his Ph.D. degree in Systems and Engineering Management from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge in 2009 and at Indiana University in 2013. His research and teaching interests focus on operations management, supply chain management and project management. He has published research articles on peer-reviewed journals such as International Journal of Operations & Production Management, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Project Management, and Technology Analysis & Strategic Management.