The Human Side of Managing Technological Innovation

A Collection of Readings

Author: Ralph Katz

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195135312

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 731

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Organisations competing in today's rapidly changing technological markets are faced with the challenges of 'dualism'-- operating efficiently in the present while innovating effectively for the future. Managers and leaders within these organisations not only have to focus on current market success and profitability, but they must also introduce the next generation of technical advances, product attributes, or service features that will sustain and even augment their continuing global competitiveness.The Human Side of Managing Technological Innovation 2e provides a variety of approaches and perspectives on issues critical to the effective leadership of technical professionals and cross-functional teams throughout the innovation process. The second edition has been updated throughout and features more than twenty articles new to this editionThe articles feature researchers and practitioners who present their thoughts and ideas about the complex interplay between the specialised knowledge and skills of creative professionals and the realistic pressures and constraints required by successful business organisations The text is organised into seven sections that cover such topics as: motivating professionals, measuring productivity, organising and leading cross-functional development teams, enhancing creativity and decision-making, developing human resource capabilities, building and maintaining innovative climates, managing lead users for new product innovation, and using technology as a strategic resourceThe Human Side of Managing Technological Innovation 2ed, provides a unique collection of articles that increase the sensitivity and understanding of individuals who are managing or influencing innovation and change processes within organisations. It also offers practising managers and staff professionals new ideas, tools, and insights for problem-solving, organising, and functioning more effectivelyProvides a comprehensive and insightful picture of the issues critical to effective management throughout the innovation process Covers a broad range of topics incorporated into seven key sections Ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses that focus on how organisational managers, project teams, or individual professionals deal with problems related to the management of technologyContents:I: The Motivation and Leadership of Technical ProfessionalsThe Motivation of Professionals (Chapters 1-3)The Management of Creativity in Organizations (Chapters 4-7)The Transition for Technical Specialist to Managerial Leader (Chapters 8-10)II: The Management of Innovative Groups and Project TeamsThe Management of High-Performing Technical Teams (Chapters 11-13)The Management of Cross-Functional Groups and Project Teams (Chapters 14-15)Managing Organizational Roles and Structures in Project Groups (Chapters 16-18)III: Leadership Roles in the Innovation ProcessFormal Problem-Solving Roles in Leading Innovation (Chapters 19-21)Informal Critical Roles in Leading Innovation (Chapters 22-24)IV: Managing Knowledge Work Within Innovative OrganizationsManaging Technical Communications and Technology Transfer (Chapters 25-28)Managing Performance and Productivity in Technical Groups and Organizational Settings (Chapters 29-32)V: Managing Innovative Climates in OrganizationsCreating Innovative Climates (Chapters 33-36)Maintaining Innovative Climates (Chapters 37-40)VI: The Management of Organizational Processes for InnovationDecision-Making Processes (Chapters 41-43)Organizational Practices, Policies, and Rewards (Chapters 44-46)Managing Across Functions for Rapid Product Development (Chapters 47-49)VII: Managing the Innovation Process in OrganizationsManaging the Cross-Functional Relationships to Enhance New Product Development (Chapters 50-52)Managing User Innovation for New Product Development (Chapters 53-54)Organizational Frameworks for Innovation and New Product Development (Chapters 55-58)Index
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Practical Aspects of Knowledge Management

6th Internatioal Conference, PAKM 2006, Vienna, Austria, November 30-December 1, 2006, Proceedings

Author: Ulrich Reimer,Dimitris Karagiannis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540499997

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 340

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Practical Aspects of Knowledge Management, PAKM 2006, held in Vienna, Austria in November/December 2006. The 29 revised full papers address all aspects of knowledge management and their role in next-generation business solutions in perspective to business and organization sciences, cognitive science, and computer science.
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Information Systems Development

Challenges in Practice, Theory, and Education

Author: Chris Barry,Kieran Conboy,Michael Lang,Gregory Wojtkowski,Wita Wojtkowski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387304038

Category: Computers

Page: 592

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Information Systems Development (ISD) progresses rapidly, continually creating new challenges for the professionals involved. New concepts, approaches and techniques of systems development emerge constantly in this field. Progress in ISD comes from research as well as from practice. This conference will discuss issues pertaining to information systems development (ISD) in the inter-networked digital economy. Participants will include researchers, both experienced and novice, from industry and academia, as well as students and practitioners. Themes will include methods and approaches for ISD; ISD education; philosophical, ethical, and sociological aspects of ISD; as well as specialized tracks such as: distributed software development, ISD and knowledge management, ISD and electronic business / electronic government, ISD in public sector organizations, IOS.
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Information Systems Theory

Explaining and Predicting Our Digital Society

Author: Yogesh K. Dwivedi,Michael R. Wade,Scott L. Schneberger

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441961082

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 502

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The overall mission of this book is to provide a comprehensive understanding and coverage of the various theories and models used in IS research. Specifically, it aims to focus on the following key objectives: To describe the various theories and models applicable to studying IS/IT management issues. To outline and describe, for each of the various theories and models, independent and dependent constructs, reference discipline/originating area, originating author(s), seminal articles, level of analysis (i.e. firm, individual, industry) and links with other theories. To provide a critical review/meta-analysis of IS/IT management articles that have used a particular theory/model. To discuss how a theory can be used to better understand how information systems can be effectively deployed in today’s digital world. This book contributes to our understanding of a number of theories and models. The theoretical contribution of this book is that it analyzes and synthesizes the relevant literature in order to enhance knowledge of IS theories and models from various perspectives. To cater to the information needs of a diverse spectrum of readers, this book is structured into two volumes, with each volume further broken down into two sections. The first section of Volume 1 presents detailed descriptions of a set of theories centered around the IS lifecycle, including the Success Model, Technology Acceptance Model, User Resistance Theories, and four others. The second section of Volume 1 contains strategic and economic theories, including a Resource-Based View, Theory of Slack Resources, Portfolio Theory, Discrepancy Theory Models, and eleven others. The first section of Volume 2 concerns socio-psychological theories. These include Personal Construct Theory, Psychological Ownership, Transactive Memory, Language-Action Approach, and nine others. The second section of Volume 2 deals with methodological theories, including Critical Realism, Grounded Theory, Narrative Inquiry, Work System Method, and four others. Together, these theories provide a rich tapestry of knowledge around the use of theory in IS research. Since most of these theories are from contributing disciplines, they provide a window into the world of external thought leadership.
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Managing Strategic Innovation and Change

A Collection of Readings

Author: Michael Tushman,Philip Anderson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195135770

Category: Education

Page: 635

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The second edition of this successful book addresses how technologies evolve and how they drive the need for organizational change and adaptation. Focusing on the general-management challenges that innovative firms face, the editors draw from a variety of disciplines and demonstrate the links between innovation, organizational competencies, organizational architectures, executive teams, and managing change. (Midwest).
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Leadership Resources

A Guide to Training and Development Tools

Author: Mary K. Schwartz,Kinsey G. Gimbel,Center for Creative Leadership

Publisher: Center for Creative Leadership

ISBN: 9781882197576

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 403

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Since 1986, HRD professionals, corporate trainers, educators, and managers have used this volume to identify materials that can help them better understand issues of leadership and leadership development and apply that understanding in their organizations and classrooms. Drawn from numerous sources and carefully reviewed by the editors, the information in Leadership Resources includes descriptions of current writings and films on leadership, a list of active leadership organizations, websites offering leadership resources, and announcements of annual conferences and meetings. Information on development instruments and exercises introduces many powerful techniques and strategies for enhancing personal growth and learning. A new, simplified organization allows for easier subject browsing, and subject, author, and title indexes provide detailed access to all parts of the book.
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Managing the Human Factor in Information Security

How to win over staff and influence business managers

Author: David Lacey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119995333

Category: Computers

Page: 384

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With the growth in social networking and the potential for larger and larger breaches of sensitive data,it is vital for all enterprises to ensure that computer users adhere to corporate policy and project staff design secure systems. Written by a security expert with more than 25 years' experience, this book examines how fundamental staff awareness is to establishing security and addresses such challenges as containing threats, managing politics, developing programs, and getting a business to buy into a security plan. Illustrated with real-world examples throughout, this is a must-have guide for security and IT professionals.
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Car Launch

Author: George Roth,Art Kleiner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195177983

Category:

Page: 252

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Car Launch: The Human Side of Managing Change is the first book in the new Oxford series, The Learning History Library. It is edited by Art Kleiner and George Roth, both of whom originated the concept of the learning history. These extended "Living" case studies use an innovative format based on "the jointly told tale" to help narrate the story of major intra-firm transitions. The learning history succeeds in balancing traditional research with pragmatic imperativesand powerful imagery.
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Using STEM to Investigate Issues in Managing Waste, Grades 5 - 8

Author: Barbara R. Sandall,Abha Singh

Publisher: Mark Twain Media

ISBN: 1580379931

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Connect students in grades 5 and up with science with Using STEM to Investigate Issues in Managing Waste. STEM—Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics—is an initiative designed to interest students in specific career fields. In this 128-page book, students use science inquiry and integrated activities, solve real-world problems, and explore careers in waste management. The book includes topics such as solid waste, product life cycle, composting, packaging, and landfill construction. It supports National Science Education Standards and NCTM and ITEA standards and aligns with state, national, and Canadian provincial standards.
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