Managing Innovation and Change 2nd Ed.

David Mayle, Jane Henry

Publisher: Sage, 2002, 287 pages

ISBN: 0-7492-3900-X

Keywords: Change Management

Last modified: March 26, 2013, 9:42 a.m.

Following on from its successful predecessor Managing Innovation, Managing Inovation and Change explores procedures for managing innovation, opening organizational cultures and developing organizational systems and staff

The readings present key writings by well-known internatonal contributors who collectively present an accessible account of ways to develop and sustain an innovative organization. The book is split into six sections that introduce the reader to the changed business context, new ways of managing people, policies and practices for managing innovation, the role of partnerships and networks, some contrasting ways of reconstructing organizations and the impact of technology.

Managing Innovation and Change illustrates the variety of thinking about innovation in organizations and describes strategies and practical procedures for dealing with innovation and change. It offers a timely overview of the management of innovation in a changing environment.

The book is a reader for the Open University Business School Creativity, Innovation and Change MBA course.

  • Part 1: Management
    • Section A: Management Context
      1. Intellect, Innovation and Growth
        James B. Quinn, J. J. Baruch and K. A. Zein
      2. Competing for the Future
        Gary Hamel and C. K. Prahalad
      3. Interpretative Management: What General Managers Can Learn from Design
        Richard K. Lester, Michael J. Piore and Kamal M. Malek
      4. Business, the Environment and Local Government
        Roger Levett
    • Section B: Managing People
      1. Competitive Advantage Through People
        Jeffrey Pfeffer
      2. Building a Visionary Company
        James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras
      3. Managing Professional Intellect: Making the Most of the Best
        James B. Quinn, Philip Anderson and Sydney Finkelstein
      4. Organizational Conditions and Levels of Creativity
        Göran Ekvall
  • Part 2: Innovation
    • Section C: Policy and Management
      1. Towards the Fifth-Generation Innovation Process
        Roy Rothwell
      2. Why the Last Shall Be First and the First Shall Fade Away
        John Kay
      3. From Lean Production to Lean Enterprise
        James P. Womack and Daniel T. Jones
      4. A New Philosophy of Business
        James Dyson
      5. Strategic Stories: How 3M is Rewriting Business Planning
        Gordon Shaw, Robert Brown and Philip Bromily
    • Section D: Partnership and Networks
      1. Learning Through Aliiances
        Joe Tidd, John Bessant and Keith Pavitt
      2. Paradox in Project-Based Enterprise: The Case of Film Making
        Robert J. DeFillippi and Michael B. Arthur
      3. Japanese-Style Partnerships: Giving Companies a Competitive Edge
        Jeffrey H. Dyer and William G. Ouchi
      4. The Way Forward: Partnership Sourcing
        Ken Lewis and Steve Lytton
  • Part 3: Change
    • Section E: Organizational Restructuring
      1. America's Most Famous Export to Japan: Continuous Improvement Programmes
        Dean M. Schroeder and Alan G. Robinson
      2. The Empowerment of Service Workers: What, Why, How and When
        David E. Bowen and Edward E. Lawler III
      3. Reengineering: Don't Automate, Obliterate
        Michael Hammer
    • Section F: Impact of Technology
      1. The Alternative Workplace: Changing Where and How People Work
        Mahlon Apgar IV
      2. The Society of Networks
        Geoff Mulgan and Ivan Briscoe
      3. The 'Click Here' Economy
        Robert D. Hof with Gary McWilliams and Gabrielle Saveri


Managing Innovation and Change

Reviewed by Roland Buresund

Disappointing *** (3 out of 10)

Last modified: May 21, 2007, 3:12 a.m.

Classical school-literature, but it includes some interesting articles (like Collins and Porras), but mostly it consists of manure.

Of course, I am biased, as I had it while doing my MBA, and time allows some of the articles to grow on you, but it still mostly stinks.


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