Evolution of Innovation Management (The Case of Flexible Working)

Last week, Palgrave MacMillan published “Evolution of Innovation Management. Trends in an International Context”, edited by Alexander Brem and Eric Viardot, a colleague of mine at EADA Business School (www.eada.edu).

I had the opportunity, thanks to Prof. Eric to be one of the contributors of the book with the chapter 14th “Flexible Working, Mobility and IT Innovation, and ICT in 2012: The Case of Flexible Working”:

  • Symbiotic Innovation: Getting the Most Out of Collaboration; R.J.Thomas & Y.Wind
  • Performance Measurement of Co-Creation Initiatives – A Conceptual Framework for Measuring the Value of Idea Contests; V.Bilgram
  • Measuring the Success of Open Innovation; E.Brau, R.Reinhardt & S.Gurtner
  • Can SMEs in Traditional Industries be Creative?; J.M.Zabala-Iturriagagoitia
  • Scenario-based Learning Architectures as a Management Tool; N.Pfeffermann & H.Breuer
  • Social Network Analysis – an Important Tool for Innovation Management; G.Drexler & B.Janse
  • The Evolution of Mobile Social Networks through Technological Innovation; V.Ratten
  • Exploring the Role of Early Customers in the Commercialization of Innovation; F.Frattini, G.Colombo & C.Dell'Era
  • Managing Communities of Practice to Support Innovation; S.Borzillo & R.Kaminska
  • Joining Innovation Efforts using both Feed-forward and Feedback Learning: the Case of Japanese and Korean Universities; I.Oh
  • Innovation Management Reflections: a Brazilian Market Perspective; F.A.Salum, R.S.Reis & H.Ferreira Braga Tadeu
  • The Global Importance of Innovation Champions: Insights from China; A.Kriz, C.Molloy & B.Dennes
  • Frugal Innovation; P.M.Banerjee
  • Flexible Working, Mobility and IT Innovation and ICT in 2012 – The Case of Flexible Working; R.Costa-i-Pujol
  • Creating an Environment for Successful Innovation - A Management Consultant's Perspective; K.Klokgieters & R.Chu
  • Conclusion; A.Brem & E.Viardot



You can order a copy of it at http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=550299 where you can download, also, the contents, index and firsht chapter.


Just only to introduce this book, let me reproduce its description published at Palgrave page:

“Innovation is a key driver for performance and growth in business. It provides a strong competitive advantage and is one of the best ways to speed up the rate of change and adaptation to the global environment. Concurrently, the topic of
innovation is also gaining increased visibility and interest among academic communities worldwide.
However, some of the challenges of innovating are remarkably consistent and recent times have shown the emergence of new ways for stimulating and
managing the innovation process, especially from an international perspective. Even if these processes are taking place in very different industries, there are many parallels in successfully managing them.
This volume explores these new routes and assesses their value both for markets and companies. More specifically, the book is organized around three themes:

  • Innovation Strategies
  • Innovation Management Tools
  • International Perspectives”

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