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Restoring America’s Global Competitiveness through Innovation

Edited by Ben L. Kedia, University of Memphis, and Subhash C. Jain, University of Connecticut, US
Though we live in an era of rapid innovation, the United States has introduced comparatively few commercial innovations within the past decade. Innovation shortfall contributes to weaker trade performance, decreased productivity growth, lower wages and many other economic woes. This study provides insightful recommendations for developing enhanced innovation efforts that could help foster substantial, long-term economic growth.
Extent: 392 pp
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Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 978 1 78100 594 1
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  • Business and Management
  • International Business
  • Organisational Innovation
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Organisational Innovation
Though we live in an era of rapid innovation, the United States has introduced comparatively few commercial innovations within the past decade. Innovation shortfall contributes to weaker trade performance, decreased productivity growth, lower wages and many other economic woes. This study provides insightful recommendations for developing enhanced innovation efforts that could help foster substantial, long-term economic growth.

As a high-wage country, the US relies on its ability to develop innovative products and services in order to compete with low-cost countries such as China, South Korea, India and Brazil. The contributors to this book, all well-known international business scholars, offer a diversity of perspectives on how the US can leverage its capacity for innovation to retain a competitive advantage within the global economy. Topics discussed include strategic organization, corporate leadership and innovation theory, as well as specific innovation challenges facing the US today.

This book will prove an invaluable resource for students and professors of international business, along with those interested in examining how countries can become more economically competitive through increased focus on innovation.
Contributors: K. Aceto, J.D. Arthurs, N. Balasubramanian, S.Y. Cho, E. De Lia, F.C. de Sousa, D. Dougherty, D.D. Dunne, T.L. Galloway, J. Harkins, S.C. Jain, V.K. Jain, B.L. Kedia, S.K. Kim, J. Lee, R. Leung, C.L. Levesque, D.J. Miller, D.R. Miller, S.E. Mooty, R. Pellissier, S. Raghunath, J.C. Ronquillo, R. Sarathy, J.B. Sears, D. Smith, M.T.T. Thai, E. Turkina, S. Vachani
Contents:

Preface

PART I: STRATEGIC ORGANIZATION AND INNOVATION
1. Learning and Innovation in Collaborative Innovation Networks
Ben L. Kedia and Scott E. Mooty

2. Organizing for Complex Innovation
Deborah Dougherty, Danielle D. Dunne and Emilio De Lia

3. The (not so) Small Matter of Complexity for Innovation
René Pellissier and Fernando Cardoso de Sousa

PART II: CORPORATE LEADERSHIP AND INNOVATION
4. Commercializing, Catalyzing or Cutting Innovation? The Roles of Large Acquirers in US Global Competitiveness
Douglas J. Miller and Joshua B. Sears

5. Conceptualizing the Climate for Innovation in Public and Nonprofit Organizations
John C. Ronquillo

6. Information Asymmetry and Underpricing: The Impact of Innovation Strategy and Underwriter Mediation
Tera L. Galloway, Douglas R. Miller, Sang Kyun Kim, Jonathan D. Arthurs and Sam Yul Cho

7. Who Leads Whom? Technological Leadership in Nanotechnology: Evidence from Patent Data
Jeongsik Lee and Natarajan Balasubramanian

PART III: INNOVATION CHALLENGES FACING THE USA
8. Innovating for Entrepreneurship: One State’s Quest to Re-engage
Christopher L. Levesque

9. Innovation in Education and US Competitiveness
Sushil Vachani

10. Strengthening America’s International Competitiveness through Innovation and Global Value Chains
Vinod K. Jain and S. Raghunath

11. The Role of Managerial International Orientation in Product Innovation in Emerging Market Firms
Mai Thi Thanh Thai and Ekaterina Turkina

PART IV: APPROACHES TO THE PRACTICE AND APPLICATION OF INNOVATION
12. Essence of Marketing Innovations
Subhash C. Jain and Kelly Aceto

13. Restoring America’s Competitiveness through the Health Sector: Preliminary Findings from a Time-driven Activity-based Costing (TDABC) Study
Ricky Leung

14. Innovation Policies and Industry Subsidies: China and the Global Solar Energy Industry
Ravi Sarathy

15. The Effect of Interdependence and Human Resource Quality on the Value-Generating Capabilities of an Organization
Dustin Smith, Douglas R. Miller, Tera L. Galloway, Jonathan D. Arthurs and Jason Harkins

Index