Innovation and Entrepreneurship provides a very practical and thoroughly researched introduction to innovation and entrepreneurship. It incorporates the core theme of entrepreneurship within the fabric of innovation and is complemented by a broad range of new case studies across many different industries.
The text covers the latest core information about innovation and the disciplined and systematic approach that has led successful innovative companies to their market leading positions and to achieve business success. This is blended with the entrepreneurship aspects of activity that lead to innovation, often in smaller firms and in niches of larger organisations. It provides a systematic breakdown of systematic innovation capabilities and both detailed case studies and mini cases of innovative companies and of entrepreneurs for students and business people to learn from.
About the Authors
Danny Samson, Professor, University of Melbourne,Marianne Gloet, Dr, University of Melbourne
Professor Danny Samson began his professional life as a chemical engineer working in a multinational company and then completed a PhD in management. He has been Professor of Management at the University of Melbourne since 1998, serving also there as Head of Department and Associate Dean. He has published over 100 research papers and a dozen books covering many aspects of management. His research covers fields from decision theory to supply chain and innovation management. He has consulted widely to executives in banking, insurance, manufacturing, construction, transport, and numerous other industries. He has served as Associated Editor for the most prestigious journal in his field, and has been a judge of numerous industry awards, having won such awards himself, as well as research best paper and teaching excellence awards in Australia, the USA and Europe. He is well known as an executive educator, having developed and conducted dozens of executive programs and keynote addresses.
Dr. Marianne Gloet is a Research Fellow in the Department of Management and Marketing at Melbourne University. She holds a PhD is from Melbourne University in the field of knowledge management and innovation, and is widely published in the areas of knowledge management, human resource management, innovation and information systems. Marianne has lived and worked in Australia, Canada, the U.S., Malaysia, Hong Kong, Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates, holding senior positions in both the academic and private sectors. Marianne also consults widely to a range of private and public organisations both in Australia and abroad. As President of her own startup in Canada, Marianne held dealerships for Atari and Texas Instruments computer products in North America and pioneered the manufacture of specialised computer keyboards for use by the disabled.
List of tables and figuresCase study matrixAbout the authorsAbout the contributorsPrefaceAcknowledgments1: Overview: The Importance of Innovation and EntrepreneurshipIntroduction: Innovation in an organisational contextSystematic innovation capabilityThe state of innovation and entrepreneurship in AustraliaThe state of enterprise level innovation practices in AustraliaTheoretical frames for conceptualising innovation and entrepreneurship2: Innovation and Entrepreneurial StrategyIntroductionInnovation within overall business strategyInnovation strategiesCore principles of an innovation strategy3: Leadership of InnovationIntroduction: The nature and role of entrepreneurship/innovation leadershipLeading innovation: Core characteristicsEntrepreneur as innovation leader?4: Managing the Innovation Portfolio and ProjectsIntroductionInitiating new-stream innovation projectsProject managing and evaluating individual innovation ideas through the pipelineThe portfolio opportunity of innovation strategies5: Creativity and DesignIntroduction: Creativity and innovationMethods of generating ideas and fostering creative problem solving in a business contextDesign and innovationDesign-led innovationDesign-led innovation case studiesThe design-led innovation organisational matrixIntegrating design for innovation6: Supply Chain InnovationIntroduction: Defining supply chainsAllied management methodologiesInnovation types and catalystsThe innovation focus of supply chain participantsStructure, management and network innovation: Supply chain organisational and business modelsProcess innovation: Manufacturing and operationsStatistical process control: The foundation of operations management scienceEthical considerations in supply chain innovation7: Creating a Culture of InnovationIntroduction: The meaning and importance of cultureOrganisational culture as a determinant of a firm's potential for innovationSummarising the cultural aspects of systematic innovation capability8: EntrepreneurshipIntroductionConcept of entrepreneurshipEntrepreneurial process modelsOpportunity, the focus of entrepreneurshipThe entrepreneurEntrepreneurship and innovationCorporate entrepreneurshipMeasuring strategic renewal, entrepreneurial orientation and health9: Organisational Ambidexterity and Open InnovationIntroductionOrganisational evolutionOrganisational ambidexterityOrganisational innovation and ambidexterityInnovation strategy and ambidexterityStructures for organising ambidexterityOpen innovationCorporate venturingStrategic foresight10: Frontiers of Innovation and EntrepreneurshipIntroductionThe 'fast' cutting edge of innovation and entrepreneurial practiceSocial entrepreneurship: Partnering for systemic innovation in a global development contextGlobal megatrends requiring innovative solutions11: Assessing and Progressing Innovation and Entrepreneurship PracticesIntroductionSurvey of systematic innovation capability in AustraliaThe building blocks of successful innovationIdentifying the top innovation performersInnovation performance and business successAssessing innovation capabilityProgressing innovation strategies and capabilitiesCase Studies3D printing: Collaboration that saves a leg and inspires the imagination99designs: Crowdsourcing innovationANCA: Setting industry standards for tool grinding machinesBennetts Boots: Boom and bustBHP Billiton: Innovation through disciplineBubbleDeck: Innovation in the construction supply chainCavalier Brewing: Homebrewed innovationCSL Limited: A century of innovation in healthDiggerworks: Innovation in the defence sector business modelFerguson Plarre: Open innovation and sustainability intertwinedFive:am: A cultured growthGHD: Innovation challenges in engineeringKaggle: Crowdsourcing for geniusesKeepCup: Saving the world, one cup of coffee at a timeKennovations: Architectural innovationMurugan Idli Shop: Innovation in an Indian food courtRuslan Kogan: Entrepreneur since childhoodShoes of Prey: Online innovation proves a perfect fitSiemens Ltd: Innovation in emerging economiesSports technology in Australia: Anatomy of an industry in innovative developmentSweet by Nature: From cookie bakehouse to wholesale business Swisse: Innovating in alternative healthT2: Buddha's tearsThreadless: Design innovation for anyone, anywhere, anytimeToray: Innovation managementToyota: From quality leadership to innovationVuly Trampolines: Reaching for the sky GlossaryIndex