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The Handbook of Industrial Innovation

Edited by Mark Dodgson, UQ Business School, University of Queensland, Australia and the late Roy Rothwell, Formerly Professor, Head of the Management of Technology Group, SPRU – Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex, UK
Industrial innovation is essential for national and corporate competitiveness. Understanding the nature, determinants and consequences of innovation is a key task of managers, public policymakers and all students of industry and business.

This major new reference book brings together specially commissioned contributions by many leading world experts on a wide range of issues concerning innovation. The first section provides an introduction to the significance and process of industrial innovation, and to the contexts or ‘systems’ within which it occurs. A series of sectoral and industrial studies is followed by assessments of the key issues affecting innovation. Another section examines one of the main constraints on successful innovation: the strategic management of technology in both products and processes.
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Publication Date: 1995
ISBN: 978 1 85278 655 7
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Publication Date: 1996
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Industrial innovation is essential for national and corporate competitiveness. Understanding the nature, determinants and consequences of innovation is a key task of managers, public policymakers and all students of industry and business.

This major new reference book brings together specially commissioned contributions by many leading world experts on a wide range of issues concerning innovation. The first section provides an introduction to the significance and process of industrial innovation, and to the contexts or ‘systems’ within which it occurs. A series of sectoral and industrial studies is followed by assessments of the key issues affecting innovation. Another section examines one of the main constraints on successful innovation: the strategic management of technology in both products and processes.

As well as the benefits of innovation, the problems and challenges of the processes, management and outcomes of innovation are raised throughout the book. Select bibliographies chosen by international experts are included to ensure that this comprehensive reference tool is an indispensable guide for students, scholars, innovators and policymakers.
‘I highly recommend this volume to academic scholars and policy makers in both industry and government. It contains a wealth of valuable material on industrial innovation presented authoritatively and concisely.’
– Edwin Mansfield, University of Pennsylvania, US

‘. . . a well-written piece of exposition, worthy of Handbook designation. Excellent bibliographies sum to more than 50 pages. A good survey source for undergraduate and graduate students.’
– R.A Miller, Choice

‘It will be invaluable to all analysts and students of the innovation process.’
– Peter Stubbs, The Manchester School
Contributors: J. Bessant, B. Carlsson, A. Cawson, P. Cooke, R. Coombs, M. Dodgson, G. Fairclough, M. Fransman, C. Freeman, D.M. Gann, O. Granstrand, A. Graves, M. Hobday, D. Lamberton, F. Lissoni, D. Littler, G. MacKerron, R. Mansell, J. Marceau, R. Martin, J.S. Metcalfe, I. Miles, K. Morgan, K. Pavitt, R. Rothwell, M. Sharp, B. Shaw, S. Sjolander, J. Skea, E. Steinmueller, A. Tylecote, C.A. Voss, W. Walker, M. Warner, T.G. Whiston
Contents: Preface Part I: The Nature, Sources and Outcomes of Industrial Innovation Part II: Sectoral and Industrial Studies of Innovation Part III: Key Issues Affecting Innovation Part IV: The Strategic Management of Innovation Part V: Future Challenges of Innovation in a Global Perspective Index