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Economic globalization and the application of information and communication technologies have offered firms the opportunity to develop and distribute new knowledge. Open Innovation in Firms and Public Administrations: Technologies for Value Creation analyzes open innovation in a global context and proposes business models and institutional actors that promote the development of open innovation in firms, institutions, and public administrations worldwide.
This book will initiate a more definitive conversation about innovation within family businesses. Given the dizzying speed of commerce and the bombardment of data in the business world today, this book will contextualize the relevant data and provide a working framework that readers can use to innovate their family businesses. The author utilizes the IP from the Family Business Consulting Group team as well as includes cases from successful family business ventures such as SC Johnson, Beretta, Mogi (producers of Kikoman), and others.
Research shows that corporate life expectancy and performance have declined 75% in the last 50 years – organizations need a different approach if they are to survive, let alone thrive.
While people are often stated as a company’s greatest asset, few businesses have a clear model of leadership that improves engagement, removes barriers to innovation, and uncovers hidden strengths in people and the organization. This book addresses that need and, more importantly, demonstrates HOW organizations can make The Management Shift to a new way of thinking and working.
In every organization, there are hundreds of changes that could be made to increase efficiencies, gain market share, or improve profitability. But focus on the wrong change – no matter how expertly it is executed – can be organizational suicide: missed opportunities, lost momentum, damaged credibility, and squandered resources.
In 1999, the first edition of The Change Handbook provided a snapshot of a nascent field that broke barriers by engaging "whole systems" of people from organizations and communities in creating their own future. In the last seven years, the field has exploded. In this completely revised and updated second edition, lead authors Peggy Holman, Tom Devane, and Steven Cady profile sixty-one change methods–up from eighteen in the first edition. Nineteen of these methods are explored in depth, with case studies, answers to frequently asked questions, and details on the roles and responsibilities of the people involved, conditions for success, and more.
Today every manager, in every sector and at every level, is challenged by organizational complexity – demands and data from all directions. In order to make sense of this complexity, managers, consultants and academics have devised a multitude of models of organizational structure, strategy and systems. However, nearly all of these models turn out to be of limited real-world utility because either they oversimplify reality (by focusing on just one or two variables) or they are themselves as complex as the reality that they are trying to simplify.
Originators and practitioners of such change methods as Future Search, Real Time Strategic Change, Gemba Kaizen, and Open Space Technology outline the distinctive aspects of their approaches, detail roles and responsibilities, share stories illustrating their use, and answer frequently asked questions. A comparative chart allows readers to evaluate the methods to find the one that seems best for them.
Based on the authors’ experience helping companies launch over 400 new products and businesses, Intrapreneuring in Practice gives managers at all levels examples and instructions on how to identify people within their organizations who behave like entrepreneurs. It also explains how to avoid classic mistakes while creating a climate that encourages intrapreneurship and directs intrapreneurial energy toward company goals.
Break free and lead the market with the roadmap to Disruption"The Ways to New" gives you a blueprint for innovation, helping you dig your organization out of the quicksand and get on the fast track to growth. Author Jean-Marie Dru is the originator the Disruption methodology, which he shares here; he is also an international authority on breaking the mold and leading the market, and this book is his guide to making it happen. Too many companies are too slow with innovation. They lag behind, creating at a snail’s pace, and thus miss out on any kind of organic growth.
The Authoritative Principles for Successfully Integrating Systems Engineering with Project ManagementEssentials of Project and Systems Engineering Management outlines key project management concepts and demonstrates how to apply them to the systems engineering process in order to optimize product design and development. Presented in a practical treatment that enables managers and engineers to understand and implement the basics quickly, this updated Second Edition also provides information on industry trends and standards that guide and facilitate project management and systems engineering implementation.
Since its first publication over twenty years ago, Images of Organization has become a classic in the canon of management literature. The book is based on a very simple premise—that all theories of organization and management are based on implicit images or metaphors that stretch our imagination in a way that can create powerful insights, but at the risk of distortion. Gareth Morgan provides a rich and comprehensive resource for exploring the complexity of modern organizations internationally, translating leading-edge theory into leading-edge practice.
The business case for acting sustainably is becoming increasingly compelling – reducing our global footprint to sustainable levels is the defining issue of our times and it is one that can only be addressed with the active participation of the private sector. However, persuading well established organizations to act in new ways is never easy.
This book is designed to support business leaders and organizational scholars who are grappling with this challenge by pulling together leading edge insights from some of the world’s best researchers as to how organizational change in general – and sustainable change in particular – can be most effectively managed.
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