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    DescriptionInnovation is increasingly identified as the critical factor in ensuring economic competitiveness. Departments of state and quasi--governmental organizations in many countries including, Austria, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden and the UK, have issued reports and calls to action; but implementation will continue to be problematic unless the points made in this book are taken into account. Drawing on 350 in--depth interviews with senior managers, this book presents an original theory about the characteristics of managers in "good innovative organizations" and "poor innovative organizations". It pays close attention to the attitudes, understandings, assumptions and interpretations of managers, who are often the ultimate decision--makers when it comes to innovation. The text is supported by real--life, internationally--known cases such as Hewlett--Packard, Zeneca and the BBC, as well as voluntary sector cases such as Oxfam. It is also enriched by substantial and highly revealing quotations from senior managers themselves.


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    Title
    Managers of Innovation
    Subtitle
    Insights into Making Innovation Happen
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Storey, By (author) Graeme Salaman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781405124621
    ISBN 10: 1405124628
    Classifications

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    DC22: 658.4/063
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    DC22: 658.4063
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    BISAC V2.8: BUS041000, BUS030000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: HD45 .S845 2005, HD45.S845
    Thema V1.0: KJM, KCS, TB, KJMV2
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    12
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    Blackwell Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    15 December 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    John Storey is Professor of Management at the Open University Business School and a consultant to leading corporations. He has authored and edited sixteen books on business, management and organizations. He is a non--executive director on two management boards. Graeme Salaman is Professor of Organizational Studies at the Open University Business School. He has worked as a consultant in eight countries for clients such as Sun Microsystems, Willis, BAT, the government of Ethiopia, Fujitsu, Allianz, Ernst and Young, Rolls Royce, and Morgan Stanley.
    Review quote
    "This is a rich and significant book on one of the most important issues facing managers today. Innovation is the key driver for the future of businesses and societies. There is an excellent balance of theory, empirical insight and implications for practice. Students, academics and business people will find this a major source of insights into the complexities of managing the innovation process."Ken Starkey, Nottingham University " By focusing on managersa own theories, Storey and Salaman break fresh ground in our understanding of the processes of organizational innovation, a topic that has national and practical, as well as theoretical, significance." David A. Buchanan, Leicester Business School "Important book. The authors highlight the utter centrality of managerial mindsets and orientations to organizational innovativeness. All the other factors that are crucial to organizational innovation hinge on the right managerial perspective." Deborah Dougherty, Rutgers University "Primarily designed as a student text, for those concerned with the subject, but would also be useful to help re--educated a large number of a de--innovatinga managers." Long Range Planning
    Back cover copy
    Innovation is increasingly identified as "the" critical factor in ensuring economic competitiveness. Departments of state and quasi-governmental organizations in many countries including, Austria, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden and the UK, have issued reports and calls to action; but implementation will continue to be problematic unless the points made in this book are taken into account. Drawing on 350 in-depth interviews with senior managers, this book presents an original theory about the characteristics of managers in "good innovative organizations" and "poor innovative organizations." It pays close attention to the attitudes, understandings, assumptions and interpretations of managers, who are often the ultimate decision-makers when it comes to innovation. The text is supported by real-life, internationally-known cases such as Hewlett-Packard, Zeneca and the BBC, as well as voluntary sector cases such as Oxfam. It is also enriched by substantial and highly revealing quotations from senior managers themselves.
    Table of contents
    List of Figures and Tables. Preface. About the Authors. Part I: Introduction. 1. Innovation: Problems and Possibilities. 2. The Current State of Knowledge about Innovation. Part II: Managersa Accounts of Innovation. 3. From Tight Control to the Edge of Anarchy: Managing Innovation in Telecommunications. 4. Managing Creative Workers in an Innovative Way. 5. Contrasting Approaches to Innovation in Engineered Manufactured Goods. 6. Innovation in the Voluntary Sector. Part III: Synthesis. 7. Conclusions. Appendix: Research Methods. Bibliography. Index