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Industrial Innovation : Technology, Policy, Diffusion - Michael J. Baker

Industrial Innovation

Technology, Policy, Diffusion

By: Michael J. Baker (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 20th June 1979
ISBN: 9780333238509
Number Of Pages: 464

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How much can innovation contribute to the quality of life? How can innovation be used to develop and market commercial products? These are two major questions considered by an international symposium of active researchers from the USA and Europe in the fields of industrial innovation which was held at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. The scope of the papers is extensive and embraces the whole process of innovation, from invention through development to commercialisation and diffusion. Some papers cover broad general issues such as the social and economic consequences of innovation and government policies towards innovation and research and development. Others provide highly specific and pragmatic advice upon the management of innovation and the development of marketing strategies to promote the speedy acceptance of new products and processes. Despite the diversity of the contributions, a number of clear themes emerge. These include the importance, for successful innovation, of clearly identifying user needs and the need for total immersion in the detail of an industry or market in order to understand the diffusion of an innovation. In short, there is something in this book for anyone who is concerned with the impact and influence of technological innovation on our future.

Preface Biographical Notes The Wider Horizons of 'Industrial' Innovation; G.F.Ray Commentary; J.Langrish The Typology Approach in Innovation Research; L.Uhlmann Commentary; M.Gibbons Note; J.Langrish The Relationship between Technical Change and Economic Performance in Mechanical Engineering: Some Evidence; R.Rothwell Inter-industry Repercussions of Major Technological Innovations; B.Gold Commentary; J.A.Czepiel A Customer-active Paradigm for Industrial Product Idea Generation; E.von Hippel Innovation Strategies for Industrial Corporations and for Satisfying National Needs; E.A.Haeffner Commentary; E.von Hippel Product and Process Innovation in a Changing Competitive Environment; J.M.Utterback Commentary; L.Uhlmann Co-operative Research and Development in the United States; F.W.Wolek Commentary; G.Hayward Orienting Research and Development to the Needs of Industry: The Application of the 'Customer-Contractor' Principle in the Department of Industry; M.Gibbons & P.J.Gummett Decision-Makers' Responses to Industrial Innovation Incentives; D.S.Watkins & A.H.Rubenstein Innovation in Small and Medium-Sized Industrial Firms - A German Perspective; K.A.Stroetmann Commentary; R.Rothwell Technology Forecasting as an Influence on Technological Innovation: Past Examples and Future Expectations; J.R.Bright Commentary; B.Little New Technology and the Role of Marketing; B.Little On User Needs and Need Determination: Aspects of the Theory of Technological Innovation; M.Teubal Commentary; B.C.Twiss Changing Corporate Attitudes to Innovation: A Case Study; B.C.Twiss Commentary; H.Nystrom A Study in 'Real Time' of the Innovation Process in Two Science-based Companies; A.Robertson & M.Fox Commentary; E.Pessemier Managing Product Innovation; M.Teubal Industrial Buying Behaviour and the Adoption of Innovations; M.J.Baker Commentary; R.Rothwell Perceived Characteristics and the Diffusion of Innovations; G.Hayward Commentary; M.J.Baker Communications Networks and Innovation in Industrial Communities; J.A.Czepiel Company Strategies for Research and Development; H.Nystrom Comentary; E.Haeffner The Effects of Technological Change; J.Langrish Commentary; F.Wolek Index

ISBN: 9780333238509
ISBN-10: 0333238508
Series: Technology, Policy, Diffusion
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 20th June 1979
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.79  x 4.2
Weight (kg): 0.78
Edition Number: 1