Innovation : Management, Policy & Practice

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 1, 2009

Crafting Organizational Innovation Processes
INTRODUCTIONInnovation is on the mind of most executives and is part of almost every company's strategic plan (Lengnick-Hall, 1992; Govindarajan & Trimble, 2005; Kim & Mauborgne, 2005). The need to innovate, and to do so effectively and efficiently,...
Examining Partner Experience in Cross-Sector Collaborative Projects Focused on the Commercialization of R&D
INTRODUCTIONSince the late-20th century, there has been a growing incidence of collaboration among organizations to perform R&D (e.g., Gassmann & von Zedtwitz 1999; Hagedoorn et al. 2000; Hagedoorn & van Kranenburg 2003; Richards & De...
Hunting the Snark: Some Reflections on the UK Experience of Support for the Small Business Sector
In the past twenty-five years the UK has experimented with a wide range of policies to promote small and medium size businesses (SMEs). Recently there has been a major overhaul of SME support policies in general and of science and innovation support...
Innovation in China
To celebrate the inclusion of Innovation: Management, Policy and Practice in Thomson Reuters Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), from 2007, the Editor-in-Chief, Professor Mark Dodgson, and Editorial Board Member, Professor Lan Xue, decided to write...
Managing Marketing Externalities in Innovative Natural Resources-Based Clusters
1. INTRODUCTIONThe role of inter-organisational networks and inter-personal networks in industrial clusters is not new. Research conducted by Chetty and Agndal (2008) shows that despite the initial reluctance for firms to collaborate in industrial districts,...
Nature and Strategy of Product Innovations in SMEs: A Case Study-Based Comparative Perspective of Japan and India
INTRODUCTIONSmall & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) across industries have unrealized innovation potential (Chaminade and Van-Lauridsen 2006). According to Harrison and Watson (1998), SMEs are generally more flexible, adapt themselves better and are better...
Structural Changes in Mature Venture Capital Industry: Evidence from Israel
1. INTRODUCTIONThis paper analyzes the process of development of a Venture Capital (VC) industry in a new geographical market, based on experience that has been accumulated in Israel in the last 17 years (1991-2007). Within this analysis, we examine...
The Content and Role of Formal Contracts in High-Tech Alliances
1. INTRODUCTIONThis study investigates the governance of high-tech alliances. The governance of high-tech alliances, through legal, private, and relational ordering, is a challenge as it needs to balance between realizing benefits and safeguarding risks...
The Innovation Deficit in Public Services: The Curious Problem of Too Much Efficiency and Not Enough Waste and Failure
1. INTRODUCTIONThe government or public sector of most nations typically accounts for between onequarter and one-half of all economic activity. Yet the criteria that we evaluate the effectiveness of such services is not automatic, as it is in private...
Using Government Procurement to Help Grow New Science and Technology Companies: Lessons from the US Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Programme
In a past era, government procurement was a major lever for industry development and innovation - one thinks back to offset programmes, and commitments required under industry licensing schemes. The world has moved on. What might be the role of government...
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