Quality Innovation: Knowledge, Theory, and Practices

Quality Innovation: Knowledge, Theory, and Practices

Latif Al-Hakim (University of Southern Queensland, Australia) and Chen Jin (Zhejiang University, China)
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Release Date: November, 2013|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 640
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4769-5
ISBN13: 9781466647695|ISBN10: 1466647698|EISBN13: 9781466647701
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Description:

Internet and social networks play a critical role in the evolution of processes and functional areas that allow businesses to reach a wider base of end-users and achieve competitive advantage in their respective markets.

Quality Innovation: Knowledge, Theory, and Practices presents a compilation of recent theoretical frameworks, case studies, and empirical research findings in the area of quality innovation. It highlights the theories, strategies, and potential concerns for organizations engaged in change management designed to address stakeholders’ needs. This reference volume serves as a valuable resource for researchers, business professionals, and students in a variety of fields and disciplines.

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

  • Collaboration
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Globalization
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Knowledge-Based Innovation
  • Multinational Enterprises
  • New Product Development
  • Social Networks
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Editor/Author Biographies
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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