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The Innovation Marathon : Lessons from High Technology Firms - Mariann Jelinek

The Innovation Marathon

Lessons from High Technology Firms

Hardcover Published: 15th January 1991
ISBN: 9780631153924
Number Of Pages: 480

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US microelectronics firms face one of the most intensely competitive business environments in the world. Like a host of other industries, its stakes are the rich US domestic market and a burgeoning global market as well. Foreign firms often come to the fray with government subsidies and tariff barriers, while the US competitors typically must go it alone amidst high wages, high capital costs, price pressures and torrid technological change. But the electronics environment isn't unique: it is only the leading edge of competitive circumstances becoming widely visible on all sides. In automobiles, textiles, steel and other basics, as well as newer service businesses, intense global competition from increasingly skilled rivals is a fact of life. In such markets, success lies in repeated, successful innovation coupled with effective business control. The Innovation Marathon explodes several myths:This book offers a guidance from the experience of successful firms on how to achieve continuing innovation, intense employee commitment, simultaneous high creativity and tight control, and flexible responses to rapid change.

Acknowledgementsp. vi
Electronics Competition: A New Gamep. 1
Old Ways, New Daysp. 30
Patterns of Stability and Changep. 55
Does Strategy Exist? Does it Work?p. 87
The Roots of Innovationp. 131
Managing Choices, Maintaining Innovationp. 165
The Paradox of Formal Systems and Adaptable Strategiesp. 205
Organizing for Innovationp. 252
The Innovation Cyclep. 295
The Manufacturing End-Game: Sustaining Innovationp. 337
Strong Culture and its Consequencesp. 367
Living in Turbulent Timesp. 403
Appendixp. 430
Bibliographyp. 446
Glossaryp. 459
Indexp. 462
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ISBN: 9780631153924
ISBN-10: 0631153926
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 15th January 1991
Publisher: BLACKWELL PUBL
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.73 x 15.59  x 3.78
Weight (kg): 0.88
Edition Number: 1