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Strategic Management of Innovation and Design


Paul Rivier, Marc Maurer, Jacques Lacambre, Dominique Levent
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  • Date Published: September 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521182430

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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 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, engineering schools, as well as managers looking to improve their practice.

    • Establishes new framework for continuous innovation in the firm
    • Original and extended case studies, closely linked to the development of theory
    • Comprehensive literature review, highlighting contributions and limitations of past approaches
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    '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

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    • Date Published: September 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521182430
    • length: 488 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.77kg
    • contains: 57 b/w illus. 19 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of tables
    List of cases
    Preface 1 Paul Rivier
    Preface 2 Marc Maurer
    Introduction: from R&D to RID
    Part I. From Innovation to Innovative Design:
    1. What do we know about innovation? Testing the economic and social sciences
    2. Management sciences and innovation: identity of objects and innovation capability
    3. The design activity and innovation capability
    Part II. Design Capacities in Innovative Firms:
    4. Highly innovative firms: Tefal 1974–97 - the Wizards of Rumilly
    5. A model of the innovative firm: design strategy, metabolism and growth regime
    6. Grafting the Tefal model: astonishing performance from an innovative start-up
    Part III. Rebuilding Innovation Capabilities:
    7. Large firms and intensive innovation: the recurring R&D crises
    8. From R&D to RID: missions and organizations of innovative design
    9. Learning from experience: expansions from the innovative windscreen at Saint-Gobain Sekurit
    Part IV. Innovative Design: Tools and Organizations:
    10. The methodologies of innovative design: C-K theory, innovation fields and design spaces
    11. Type 1 innovation fields: design in the search for new values - the innovative forms of user-involvement
    12. Type 2 innovation fields: design by drastic technological change and by regenerating functions
    13. Type 3 innovation fields: combining scientific research and conceptual innovation
    14. The inevitable return to rule-based design
    15. 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
    Postface Jacques Lacambre and Dominique Levent
    Innovative design glossary

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    • Introduction to Technology, Policy, and Innovation
    • Management of Technology and Innovation
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  • Authors

    Pascal Le Masson, Mines ParisTech
    Pascal Le Masson is Professor of Design, Innovation and Management at Mines ParisTech. He is a professor of the Chair of Design Theory and Methods for Innovation and the head of the Engineering Design and Management Curricula. His work focuses on the management of innovative design capabilities. He is working with leading companies in innovation management (such as Renault, STmicroelectronics, Dassault Systèmes, Saab Aerospace, Schlumberger, Vallourec–Mannesmann and Areva), in partnerships with a number of leading universities, including Chalmers University of Technology, Aachen RWTH, Stanford University, Carnegie Mellon and Tel Aviv University.

    Benoît Weil, Mines ParisTech
    Benoit Weil is Professor of Design and Management at the Centre for Management Science (CGS) at École des Mines, Paris.

    Armand Hatchuel, Mines ParisTech
    Armand Hatchuel is Professor of Industrial Design and Management and Deputy Director of the Centre for Management Science (CGS) at École des Mines, Paris.


    Paul Rivier, Marc Maurer, Jacques Lacambre, Dominique Levent

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