Innovation in Business and Enterprise: Technologies and Frameworks

Innovation in Business and Enterprise: Technologies and Frameworks

Latif Al-Hakim (University of Southern Queensland, Australia) and Chen Jin (Zhejiang University, China)
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Release Date: May, 2010|Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 374
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-643-8
ISBN13: 9781615206438|ISBN10: 1615206434|EISBN13: 9781615206445
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Description:

Innovation is essential to maintaining organizations’ long-term stability and increasing both the quality and value of goods and services.

Innovation in Business and Enterprise: Technologies and Frameworks focuses on managing innovation through bridging gaps created from theories, relative advantages or competitiveness, social differences, and innovation capability and performance.

Coverage:

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

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Diffusion of innovation (DOI) theory
  • Entrepreneurship competences and management capabilities needed for innovation
  • Factors and dimensions of national innovation capacity
  • Impact of market and entrepreneurial orientations on the innovation decision
  • Innovation in cumulative causation theory
  • Performance evaluation framework for innovation
  • Role of intellectual (IC) capital in innovation processes
  • Social aspects of innovation
  • User involvement in new product development
Reviews & Statements

This book will be an excellent resource for educators and researchers and is a valuable addition to every library. I therefore commend the efforts of Prof. Hakim and the contributing authors in creating this wonderful book and dedicating it to the scientific and business communities.

– Dr. V. Lakshmi Narasimhan, East Carolina University, USA

Eighteen chapters (papers) organised into four sections: Theory and Practice; Innovation Capability and Performance; Social Aspects of Innovation and Innovation Systems. Written by a wide range of globally based authors. Focuses on managing innovation through bridging gaps created from theories, relative advantages or competitiveness, social differences, and innovation capability and performance.

– Bruce Lloyd, Ph.D., Long Range Planning
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Latif Al-Hakim lectures in Management in the Faculty of Business at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. His experience spans industry, research and development, and academic institutions. Latif was awarded his undergraduate degree in 1968, and went on to receive his Masters (1978) and PhD (1983) from the University of Wales (UK). Dr. Hakim has published extensively in information management and systems modelling. He is the author and editor of seven books, more than ten chapters in books and more than 60 papers in various journals and conference proceedings. He is the Editor-in-Chief of International journal of Information quality and Associate Editor International journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations. Latif has also consulted to a number of major industrial organizations in Australia.
Chen Jin, PhD is Deputy Dean for Undergraduate Study, Dean of Research Centre for Science, Technology & Education Policy, and Deputy Director of National Institute for Innovation Management at Zhejiang University, China. Dr Chen was awarded his first degree in 1987 By Zhejiang University and PhD in Engineering Management by the same University in 1994.. In 1998, he was a Visiting Scholar at Alfred Sloan School of Management at MIT (USA). His research areas include technology and innovation management, strategic management, human resource management, sustained development and Chinese S&T policy. Processor Chen supervised numerous number of PhD students in the various field of his research interests. He is a project leader of a variety of research projects in China as well as abroad. Professor Chen has published more than 50 books and more than 180 papers on management of technology and innovation. Journal outlets include IEEE Transition on Engineering Management, Technovation, International Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
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