Organizational Innovation

Theory, Research, and Direction

New Horizons in Innovation Management series

Fariborz Damanpour, Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University, US

This comprehensive book synthesizes research from the past 50 years of innovation studies, addressing the main elements of innovation and providing a connected perspective on innovation within organizations. It explores the generation and adoption of both technological and nontechnological innovations, offering a coherent and systematic view of the process. Insights from behavioral, economic and structure-based perspectives are used to explain existing findings and help the reader navigate current research, as well as offering ideas and frameworks to guide new studies.

‘This is a timely and informative book! It is rich in content, grounded in excellent research and theory, and comprehensive in coverage. Damanpour has done a magnificent job in organizing a vast body of research, making it more easily accessible to researchers, students, and managers.’
– Shaker A. Zahra, University of Minnesota, US

‘Damanpour does a superb job of synthesizing the highly fragmented, complex, and interdisciplinary research on the management of innovation. The result: an essential resource for scholars focused on conducting evidence-based research or developing theory in innovation that enhances both the understanding of and the performance of organizations in the private, public, and non-profit sectors of the economy.’
– Gregory G. Dess, University of Texas at Dallas, US

‘For many years Fariborz Damanpour has been a unique voice in the literature on innovation and organization. He offers a synthetic representation of innovation, far removed from fashionable ideas. In this unique book, Fariborz clarifies what innovation means, what concepts it relies on, and how scholars theorize about it. The book sets a standard in the literature on innovation for years to come.’
– Benoît Godin, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), Canada

2020 328 pp Hardback 978 1 78811 743 2 £126.00 £95.00 $126.00 $140.00

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