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Strategic Management of Innovation and Design - Pascal le Masson

Strategic Management of Innovation and Design


Published: 30th September 2010
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There is now widespread agreement that innovation holds the key to future economic and social prosperity in developed countries. Experts studying contemporary capitalism also agree that the battle against unemployment and relocations can only be won through innovation. But what kind of innovation is required and what is the best way to manage, steer and organize it? Grounded on experiences of innovative firms and based on the most recent design theories, this book argues that, instead of relying on traditional R&D and project management techniques, the strategic management of innovation must be based on innovative design activities. It analyses and explains new management principles and techniques that deal with these activities, including innovation fields, lineages, C-K (Concept-Knowledge) diagrams and design spaces. The book is ideal for advanced courses in innovation management in industrial design schools, business schools and engineering schools, as well as managers looking to improve their practice.

'This timely study proposes an important new perspective on strategic management grounded in both empirical work and in the theory of design. It integrates research on knowledge and creative thinking to develop a radically different approach to the current challenges facing both managers and management researchers.' Ken Starkey, Nottingham University Business School
'This book, which has been well translated from the original French would make an excellent text for a graduate level course in innovation management or for practitioners seeking new ideas and inspiration and is recommended reading for all with an interest in design research and practice.' Dorian Marjanovic, The Design Society Newsletter

List of figures
List of tables
List of cases
Preface 1 Paul Rivier
Preface 2 Marc Maurer
Introduction: from R&D to RID
From Innovation to Innovative Design
What do we know about innovation? Testing the economic and social sciences
Management sciences and innovation: identity of objects and innovation capability
The design activity and innovation capability
Design Capacities in Innovative Firms
Highly innovative firms: Tefal 1974-1997 - the Wizards of Rumilly
A model of the innovative firm: design strategy, metabolism and growth regime
Grafting the Tefal model: astonishing performance from an innovative start-up
Rebuilding Innovation Capabilities
Large firms and intensive innovation: the recurring R&D crises
From R&D to RID: missions and organizations of innovative design
Learning from experience: expansions from the innovative windscreen at Saint-Gobain Sekurit
Innovative Design: Tools and Organizations
The methodologies of innovative design: C-K theory, innovation fields and design spaces
Type 1 innovation fields: design in the search for new values - the innovative forms of user-involvement
Type 2 innovation fields: design by drastic technological change and by regenerating functions
Type 3 innovation fields: combining scientific research and conceptual innovation
The inevitable return to rule-based design
Innovative design, platforms and open innovation: the management of exploratory partnerships
Conclusion: the governance of innovative design, a third era of modern management?
Bibliographical appendix. Innovation viewed by the different disciplines: an extended survey
Innovative design glossary
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ISBN: 9780521768771
ISBN-10: 0521768772
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 488
Published: 30th September 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.78  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.09