Reading in the Management of Innovation 2nd Ed.

Michael L. Tushman, William L. Moore

Publisher: Harper, 1988, 769 pages

ISBN: 0-88730-244-0

Keywords: Change Management, Product Management

Last modified: Sept. 3, 2016, 11:54 a.m.

Just like the first edition of Readings in the Management of Innovation, this Second Edition offers a unified and comprehensive view of the core issues in managing innovation. But this new edition builds upon and extends the high standards of the first edition, providing 60% new material to keep pace with the fast-breaking changes in the management off innovation.

Representing a broad range of perspectives on managing innovation over time, this new edition:

  • Retains the first edition's unique emphasis on managerial problem solving
  • Includes, within each chapter, a multidisciplinary array of readings by acknowledged experts in the field
  • Contains a new section on executive leadership, organizational learning, and managing linkages
  • Challenges the reader to consider the balance between short-term efficiency and long-term adaptability
  • Maintains an easy-to-use organization
    • Introduction: The Managerial Challenge
      • Technological Pioneering and Competitive Advantage: The Birth of the VCR Industry
        Richard S. Rosenbloom and Michael A. Cusumano
  • Section I: Innovation over Time and in Historical Context
    1. Innovation over Time and in Historical Context
      • Patterns of Industrial Innovation
        William J. Abernathy and James M. Utterback
      • The Panda's Thumb of Technology
        Stephen Jay Gould
      • I.B.M.'s $5,000,000,000 Gamble
        T. A. Wise
      • Innovation: Mapping the Winds of Creative Destruction
        William J. Abernathy and Kim B. Black
      • The Anatomy of Successful Innovations
        Donald G. Marquis
      • The Bell-Western Union Patent Agreement of 1879: A Study in Corporate Imagination
        George David Smith
  • Section II: Organization and Innovation
    1. Approaches to Innovation and Organizing
      • Central Problems in the Management of Innovation
        Andrew H. Van de Ven
      • Innovation and Corporate Strategy: Managed Chaos
        James Brian Quinn
      • The Mythology of Innovation, or A Skunkworks Tale, Part II
        Thomas Peters
      • A Model for Diagnosing Organizational Behavior
        David A. Nadler and Michael L. Tushman
    2. Basic Organizational Processes
      • Gunfire at Sea: A Case Study of Innovation
        Elting Morison
      • Who Gets Power & And How They Hold on to it: A Strategic-Contingency Model of Power
        Gerald R. Salancik and Jeffrey Pfeffer
      • Managing Careers: The Influence of Job and group Longevities
        Ralph Katz
  • Section III: Technology and Business Strategy
    1. Technology and Business Strategy
      • Timing Technological Transitions
        Richard N. Foster
      • Strategic Management of Technology
        Chris Pappas
      • Corporate Strategy and Technological Policy
        Modesto A. Maidique and Peter Patch
      • Strategic Responses to Technological Threats
        Arnold C. Cooper and Dan Schendelk
  • Section IV: Managing Functional Areas
    1. Research and Development
      • Managing Communication Networks in R&D Laboratories
        Michael L. Tushman
      • A Critical Examination of the Dual Ladder Approach to Career Advancement
        Laurie Michael Roth
      • Investigating the Not Invented Here (NIH) Syndrome: A Look at the Perfromance, Tenure, and Communication Patterns of 50 R&D Project Groups
        Ralph Katz and Thomas J. Allen
      • Staffing the Innovative Technology-Based Organization
        Edward B. Roberts and Alan R. Fusfeld
      • The Role of Japan-Based R&D in Global Technology Strategy
        D. Eleanor Westney and Kiyonori Sakakibara
    2. Marketing
      • Changes in Consumer Behavior over the Product Life Cycle
        John A. Howard and William L. Moore
      • Lead Users: A Source of Novel product Concepts
        Eric von Hippel
      • Concept Testing
        William L. Moore
      • Redesigning Product Lines with Conjoint Analysis: How Sunbeam Does It
        Albert L. Page and Harold F. Rosenbaum
    3. Manufacturing/Operations
      • The Interface between Strategy and Manufacturing Technology
        Mariann Jelinek and Joel D. Goldhar
      • Matching Process Technology with Product/Market Requirements
        Robert H. Hayes and Steven C. Wheelwright
      • Product Development and Manufacturing Start-Up
        Steven C. Wheelwright
      • Improvement of Quality and Productivity through Action by Management
        W. Edwards Deming
  • Section V: Managing Linkages
    1. Managing Linkages
      • Strategic Linking: Designing Formal Coordination Mechanisms
        David A. Nadler and Michael L. Tushman
      • Organizing for High-Tech Marketing
        William L. Shanklin and John K. Ryans, Jr.
      • Innovation Processes in Multinational Corporations
        Sumantra Ghoshal and Vladimir Pucik
      • Japanese Management: Practices and Productivity
        Nina Hatvany and Vladimir Pucik
      • Managing the New Product Development Process: How Japanese Companies Learn and Unlearn
        Ken-ichi Imai, Ikujiro Nonaka, and Hirotaka Takeuchi
  • Section VI: Venturing and Organization Learning
    1. Venturing and Organization Learning
      • Entrepreneurs, Champions, and Technological Innovation
        Modesto A. Maidique
      • Managing the Internal Corporate Venturing Process
        Robert A. Burgelman
      • Entering New Businesses: Selecting Strategies for Sucess
        Edward B. Roberts and Charles A. Berry
      • Profiting from Technological Innovation: Implications for Integration, Collaboration, Licensing and Public Policy
        David J. Teece
  • Section VII: Governmental Influence on Innovation
    1. Governmental Influence on Innovation
      • How to Keep Mature Industries Innovative
        Charles F. Sabel, Gary Herrigel, Richard Kazis, and Richard Deeg
      • Industrial Innovation Policy: Lessons from American History
        Richard R. Nelson and Richard N. Langlois
      • Technology and Trade: A Study of U.S. Competitiveness in Seven Industries
        N. Bruce Hannay
  • Section VIII: Executive Leadership and the Management of Innovation and Change
    1. Executive Leadership and the Management of Innovation and Change
      • The Art of High-Technology Management
        Modesto A. Maidique and Robert H. Hayes
      • Convergence and Upheaval: Managing the Unsteady Pace of Organizational Evolution
        Michael L. Tushman, William H. Newman, and Elaine Romanelli
      • Concepts for the Management of Organizational Change
        David A. Nadler
      • Managing Strategic Change
        James Brian Quinn
      • Aloca Goes back to the Future
        George David Smith and John E. Wright


Reading in the Management of Innovation

Reviewed by Roland Buresund

Good ******* (7 out of 10)

Last modified: Sept. 3, 2016, 11:54 a.m.

Remarkable, I am reading this book over twenty years since it was published and I still find it very relevant. In fact, I feel refreshed of the lack of pet theories or a total focus on IT (even if high-tech is prevalent in the book).

I strongnly believe this is a book worth reading.


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