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Managers of innovation: insights into making innovation happen

Storey, John and Salaman, Graham (2005). Managers of innovation: insights into making innovation happen. Management, Organizations and Business Series. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing, p. 250.

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Abstract

Innovation is increasingly identified as the critical factor in ensuring economic competitiveness. Departments of state and quasi-governmental organizations in many countries including, Austria, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden and the UK, have issued reports and calls to action; but implementation will continue to be problematic unless the points made in this book are taken into account.


Drawing on 350 in-depth interviews with senior managers, this book presents an original theory about the characteristics of managers in "good innovative organizations" and "poor innovative organizations". It pays close attention to the attitudes, understandings, assumptions and interpretations of managers, who are often the ultimate decision-makers when it comes to innovation. The text is supported by real-life, internationally-known cases such as Hewlett-Packard, Zeneca and the BBC, as well as voluntary sector cases such as Oxfam. It is also enriched by substantial and highly revealing quotations from senior managers themselves.

Item Type: Authored Book
ISBN: 1-4051-2461-X, 978-1-4051-2461-4
Academic Unit/Department: Open University Business School
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 1519
Depositing User: Users 12 not found.
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:46
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/1519
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