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Advanced Introduction to Radical Innovation

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Advanced Introduction to Radical Innovation

9781803922874 Edward Elgar Publishing
Joe Tidd, Professor of Technology and Innovation, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex Business School, UK
Publication Date: January 2023 ISBN: 978 1 80392 287 4 Extent: c 160 pp
Focussing on radical and breakthrough innovation, Joe Tidd provides a crucial insight into over 50 years of research and experience, and illustrates how the pioneering work on innovation dynamics can offer a deeper understanding of radical innovation to inform future research, policy and practice, in contrast to conventional incremental business and management approaches.

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Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences, business and law, expertly written by the world’s leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas.

Focussing on radical and breakthrough innovation, Joe Tidd provides a crucial insight into over 50 years of research and experience, and illustrates how the pioneering work on innovation dynamics can offer a deeper understanding of radical innovation to inform future research, policy and practice. The book also identifies the distinct sources, organization, processes and outcomes of radical innovation, in contrast to conventional incremental business and management approaches.

Key Features:

• draws upon a distinct interdisciplinary body of knowledge on radical innovation
• illustrates conceptual models and practical methods to better understand and manage radical innovation
• goes beyond business school incremental approaches to innovation, such as marketing and design-thinking
• provides an argument for an iterative coupling process, between knowledge-push and demand-pull challenges and opportunities

The practical approach in this Advanced Introduction will provide an excellent resource for scholars and researchers in innovation management and policy, as well as managers responsible for creating, resourcing and managing radical innovations.
Critical Acclaim
‘Professor Tidd does it again! The innovation guru of decades gifts us another timeless volume exploring radical innovation. A must read for professionals and academicians. The key to unlocking radical innovation is presented to us in such a meticulous way that the book will be a guide for many dealing with radical innovations during these most challenging times.’
– Tugrul U. Daim, Portland State University, US

‘Many talk about radical innovation without knowing what exactly is. This book sheds new light on the topic, supporting an in-depth understanding of sources, opportunities, and practices underpinning radical innovation within organizations, as a critical factor for both scholars and practitioners to lead the change in the contemporary landscape. In doing so, major future challenges and opportunities can be addressed, such as climate change, technology transitions, servicification, and emerging standards. A must read.’
– Stefano Denicolai, University of Pavia, Italy

‘In this very engaging book, Joe Tidd tackles the exciting theme of radical innovation management. His approach provides a deep dive drawing on more than fifty years of experience in the field. With his eclectic range of viewpoints, Tidd provides a methodology for promoting and managing radical innovation . I’m convinced that no author has done more to advance our understanding about the intellectual progression in this context than Joe Tidd has with this book. A must-read for R&D managers and academics.’
– Peter Augsdörfer, Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt, Germany

‘This is a highly relevant read on the way radical innovation projects need to be resourced, organized, and managed. The author is a distinguished expert on innovation management and provides many useful insights for driving radical innovation success, such as the effectiveness of tools used for product development and of the benefits and challenges of open innovation.’
– Fiona Schweitzer, Grenoble Ecole de Management, France

‘Delivering radical innovation remains a challenge and Prof. Tidd’s insights can dramatically improve the effectiveness of innovation management practices to deliver breakthroughs.’
– Ben Thuriaux-Alemán, Partner, Global Innovation Excellence Lead, Technology Management Practice, Arthur D. Little, London, UK
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