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Innovation Management

Perspectives from Strategy, Product, Process and Human Resources Research Edited by Vida Škudienė, ISM University of Management and Economics, Lithuania, Jason Li-Ying, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark and Fabian Bernhard, EDHEC Business School, France
Offering a conceptual framework that integrates strategy, product, process and human resource research, this timely book interrogates these four critical and interrelated areas of innovation management. Chapters examine new insights into the latest trends in the field, providing a holistic view into key management strategies that benefit both up-and-coming and established businesses.
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Publication Date: February 2020
ISBN: 978 1 78990 980 7
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  • Business and Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Organisational Innovation
  • Strategic Management
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Knowledge Management
  • Organisational Innovation
Offering a conceptual framework that integrates strategy, product, process and human resource research, this timely book interrogates these four critical and interrelated areas of innovation management. Chapters examine new insights into the latest trends in the field, providing a holistic view into key management strategies that benefit both up-and-coming and established businesses.

International contributions from leading scholars analyze cases and research from the USA, Japan, China and Brazil as well as a range of European countries, highlighting the successes and failures of key innovation management systems. The book looks at ways to create a sustainable innovation strategy, and how this can be implemented to achieve competitive advantage in the long run.

The suggested integrated framework allows for a sound understanding of influential managerial elements, making this an important read for practitioners hoping to define and renew successfully innovative organisations. Management and entrepreneurship scholars will benefit from the novel insights into innovation strategy explored in the book.
‘This book arrives in an insightful moment! Innovation Management is not only a relevant effort made by representative international authors, but also it is an up to date vision of the key topic of the 21st century, innovation and its management issues. Other than the role of strategy, product development and processes, we have to shed light to a fourth critical aspect on management of innovation: the role of people.’
– Paulo A. Zawislak, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) and Innovation Research Center (NITEC), Brazil

‘I was excited to learn that Vida Škudienė, Jason Li-Ying, and Fabian Bernhard had teamed up to produce a book on innovation management from a strategic perspective. They did not disappoint. Building on their considerable international academic and practical experience, they have produced a must-read volume at the critical intersection of innovation and strategy from multiple perspectives. Drawing on the expertise of leading scholars from multiple countries, they have compiled critical insights into strategic, product, process, and human resource innovation management. Overall, this book offers solid economic and social perspectives which keenly inform the formulation of innovation strategy for managers, entrepreneurs, students, and academics.’
– Charles H. Matthews, University of Cincinnati, US

‘Managing innovation is undoubtedly key for success in the modern era, but is typically viewed through a few classic best-practices. This book has a more diverse geographical and organizational coverage, which provides new and important insights on the understanding and application of innovation management. It is a well-worth and highly recommended read.’
– Jannis Angelis, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Research Institute of Industrial Economics, Sweden

‘An environment and culture of innovation are key factors for companies to succeed in a highly competitive world. The importance of employees with the right mindset and skills plays a major role in this equation. This book provides very useful insights on the role of human resources management.’
– Daniel Zinner, Global Mobility Thought Leader and HR Management Consultant, Germany

‘Innovation is the lifeblood of an organization. For innovation management, one must address the strategy, product, process, and people components. This new book provides an invaluable contribution to the existing literature looking at innovation management from a worldwide perspective. New insights are gleaned from these case studies and global research perspectives. Keep on innovating!’
– Jay Liebowitz, Harrisburg University of Sciences and Technology, US
Contributors include: V. Auruskeviciene, F. Bernhard, I. Buciuniene, J. Chen, A. Chmieliauskas, S.L. Conner, G. Gopal, K. Grigorjevaite, A. Klimaviciene, J. Li-Ying, D.P.T. Lopes, T. Onaka, E. Pilkauskaite, S. Senkevic, S. Sereika, S. Šimkonis, V. Škudienė, O. Stangej, K. Tadakuma, G. Vezeliene, Y. Wang, R. Wickramasekera























Contents:

PART I INTRODUCTION
1 Innovation management: perspectives from strategy, product, process and human resource research 2
Vida Škudienė, Jason Li-Ying and Fabian Bernhard

PART II INNOVATION MANAGEMENT STRATEGY
2 Innovation management through technology licensing in China 16
Jason Li-Ying, Yuandi Wang and Jin Chen
3 Innovation management: the Japanese way 27
Kenji Tadakuma, Tadao Onaka and Rumintha Wickramasekera

PART III PRODUCT INNOVATION MANAGEMENT
4 Exploring best practices of new product development 48
Suzanne L. Conner
5 Product design innovation and functional innovation effects on consumers’ adoption of soft furniture 58
Vilte Auruskeviciene and Sabina Senkevic
6 Innovation and financial performance in telecommunication companies 72
Asta Klimaviciene and Sarunas Sereika

PART IV PROCESS INNOVATION MANAGEMENT
7 Implementing process innovation by integrating continuous improvement and business process re-engineering 93
Gurram Gopal and Egle Pilkauskaite
8 New role of systems analysts in Agile requirements engineering 114
Alfredas Chmieliauskas, Kristina Grigorjevaite and Saulius Simkonis

PART V HUMAN RESOURCE INNOVATION MANAGEMENT
9 Transforming human resource management: innovative e-HRM value creation for multinational companies 140
Vida Škudienė, Gintare Vezeliene and Olga Stangej
10 Human resource management perspective on innovation 167
Daniel Paulino Teixeira Lopes
11 On the emotions that spark innovative and entrepreneurial behaviors in employees 182
Fabian Bernhard

PART VI CASE STUDY
12 UPS Lithuania – choose your own salary 190
Vida Škudienė and Ilona Buciuniene

Index 196