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Principle concepts of technology and innovation management : critical research models
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Hershey, PA : Information Science Reference, 2009
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xiv, 305 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.


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The broad, interdisciplinary field of technology and innovation management contains emergent boundaries as well as developing frameworks and theories. Due to the dynamic nature of the field, familiarity with the scope of literature is important to practitioners, researchers, and scholars.""Principle Concepts of Technology and Innovation Management: Critical Research Models"" provides critical, scholarly analysis of over 100 peer-reviewed articles that have had the greatest impact on the multi-disciplinary field of technology and innovation management. The distinguished pool of international authors have identified and analyzed the field's most important works, creating a one-of-a-kind book for scholars and field practitioners.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Section I Processes, Strategies, and Development: Executive Summary
Chapter I Introduction to the Field of Technology Innovation Managementp. 1
Introductionp. 1
The Technology Perspective in Innovationp. 4
Bridging the Technology and Product Perspectivesp. 8
The Product Perspective in Innovationp. 10
Industry or Market Perspectivep. 14
Geographic Perspective on Innovationp. 15
Organizational Perspective on Innovationp. 16
Network Perspective on Innovationp. 17
Individual Perspective on Innovationp. 18
The Structure of the Rest of This Book: The Logic and Methodology Employedp. 19
Conclusionp. 20
Referencesp. 22
Endnotesp. 26
Chapter II R&D Process Modelsp. 31
Introductionp. 31
R&D and Economicsp. 32
R&D and Organizational Knowledgep. 40
Conclusionp. 50
Referencesp. 51
Chapter III Technology Development and Innovative Practicep. 55
Introductionp. 55
Quantitative Perspectives on Technology Development and Innovative Practicep. 56
Qualitative Perspectives On Technology Development and Innovative Practicep. 68
Conclusionp. 77
Referencesp. 79
Chapter IV Social Influence and Human Interaction with Technologyp. 82
Introductionp. 82
Flow of Informationp. 83
Team Compositionp. 90
Conclusionp. 105
Referencesp. 106
Section II Innovation, Influence, and Diffusion: Executive Summary
Chapter V Diffusion and Innovation: An Organizational Perspectivep. 111
Introductionp. 111
Diffusionp. 112
Diversification, Innovation, and Organizational Structurep. 119
Conclusionp. 129
Referencesp. 131
Chapter VI Knowledge and Change in Organizationsp. 132
Introductionp. 132
Knowledge and Organizational Changep. 133
Knowledge Transferp. 145
Conclusionp. 157
Referencesp. 160
Chapter VII Organizational Innovation Strategyp. 162
Introductionp. 162
Rate and Nature of Changep. 163
Attitudes, Behaviors, and Strategic Changep. 173
Conclusionp. 186
Referencesp. 189
Endnotesp. 191
Chapter VIII New Product Developmentp. 192
Introductionp. 192
Internal Processesp. 193
New Product Diffusion: Success and Failurep. 200
Conclusionp. 211
Referencesp. 214
Section III Technology and Management Information Systems: Executive Summary
Chapter IX Information and Communication Technology Managementp. 218
Introductionp. 218
Conclusionp. 245
Referencesp. 248
Chapter X Open Source and Software Development Innovationp. 251
Introductionp. 251
Open Sourcep. 264
Conclusionp. 277
Referencesp. 279
Chapter XI Directions in the Field of Technology Innovation Managementp. 281
Introductionp. 281
Referencesp. 287
Endnotesp. 287
Appendix Ap. 289
Appendix Bp. 292
Appendix Cp. 295
Appendix Dp. 298
About the Authorsp. 301
Indexp. 303