Science, Technology and Innovation Culture

Science, Technology and Innovation Culture

Author: Marianne Chouteau

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119549680

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 190

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We are facing unprecedented challenges today. For many of us, innovation would be our last hope. But how can it be done? Is it enough to bet on the scientific culture? How can technical culture contribute to innovation? How is technical culture situated with regards to what we name collectively the culture of innovation? It is these questions that this book intends to address.

Building a Culture of Innovation

Building a Culture of Innovation

Author: Cris Beswick

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9780749474485

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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Being a truly innovative company is more than the dreaming up of new products and services by external consultants and internal taskforces. Staying one step ahead of the competition requires you to embed innovation into your organizational culture. Innovation needs to be embodied in everything that gets done by everyone who works there. By changing your organizational culture to one that supports innovation, you will remove the barriers that stop you responding quickly and agilely to changing market conditions and opportunities for growth. Building a Culture of Innovation presents a practical framework that you can follow to design and embed a culture of innovation in your business.The six-step Innovation Culture Change Framework offers a structured process to make change stick, from assessing your organization's innovation-readiness to leading a managed change process that will foster innovation at each level. It includes case studies from international organizations which have shifted their focus to an innovation culture, including Prudential, Qinetiq, Octopus Investments, Cisco, Siemens, BrightMove Media, Waitrose and Feefo. Supported with downloadable resources, Building a Culture of Innovation is an essential read for business leaders and change implementation teams who want to place innovation at the heart of their business strategy.

The First Freedoms and America's Culture of Innovation

The First Freedoms and America's Culture of Innovation

Author: Narain D. Batra

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442225886

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 255

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This is a book about the dynamics of the aspirational society. It explores the boundaries of permissible thought--deviations and transgressions that create constant innovations. When confronted with a problem, an innovative mind struggles and brings forth something distinctive--new ideas, new inventions, and new programs based on unconventional approaches to solve the problem. But this can be done only if the culture creates large breathing spaces by leaving people alone, not as a matter of state generosity but as something fundamental in being an American. Consequently, the Constitutional mandate of “Congress shall make no law…” has encouraged fearless speech, unrestrained thought, and endless experimentation leading to newer developments in science, technology, the arts, and not least socio-political relations. Most of all, the First Freedoms liberate the mind from irrational fears and encourage an environment of divergent thinking, non-conformity, and resistance to a collective mindset. The First Freedoms encourage Americans to be iconoclastic, to be creatively crazy, to be impure, thus, enabling them to mix and re-mix ideas to design new technologies and cultural forms and platforms, anything from experimental social relations and big data explorations to electing our first black president.

The Discipline & Culture of Innovation

The Discipline & Culture of Innovation

Author: Jay Rao

Publisher: Profit Editorial

ISBN: 9788415735717

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 120

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Why do we forget about people when we talk about innovation? Innovation has been a popular subject for the last years. Bruce Nussbaum, perhaps exaggerating, said “Innovation died in 2008, killed off by overuse, misuse, narrowness, incrementalism and failure to evolve. It was done by CEOs, consultants, marketeers, advertisers and business journalists who degraded and devalued the idea by conflating it with change, technology, design, globalization, trendiness, and anything new. It was done by an obsession with measurement, metrics and maths and a demand for predictability in an unpredictable world.” If so, why another book on innovation? Because it is not one more book on the subject! It is a book that does not talk about innovation, but about people. Is there anything as important as people when innovating? This book describes how to create a true culture of innovation, a culture where innovation is not an objective, but a consequence.

Global Issues and Innovative Solutions in Healthcare, Culture, and the Environment

Global Issues and Innovative Solutions in Healthcare, Culture, and the Environment

Author: Merviö, Mika

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799835783

Category: Medical

Page: 366

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Despite the development of environmental initiatives, healthcare, and cultural assimilation in today’s global market, significant problems in these areas remain throughout various regions of the world. As countries continue to transition into the modern age, areas across Asia and Africa have begun implementing modern solutions in order to benefit their individual societies and keep pace with the surrounding world. Significant research is needed in order to understand current issues that persist across the globe and what is being done to solve them. Global Issues and Innovative Solutions in Healthcare, Culture, and the Environment is an essential reference source that discusses worldwide conflicts within healthcare and environmental development as well as modern resolutions that are being implemented. Featuring research on topics such as health insurance reform, sanitation development, and cultural freedom, this book is ideally designed for researchers, policymakers, physicians, government officials, sociologists, environmentalists, anthropologists, academicians, practitioners, and students seeking coverage on global societal challenges in the modern age.

The Palgrave Handbook of Creativity and Culture Research

The Palgrave Handbook of Creativity and Culture Research

Author: Vlad Petre Glăveanu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137463449

Category: Psychology

Page: 782

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This groundbreaking Handbook brings together leading international experts in creativity and culture research to provide an overview of current debates. It showcases the wealth of topics, approaches and definitions specific for this new, interdisciplinary field within creativity research. The theoretical and methodological innovations emerging from the joint study of creativity and culture highlight the role of creativity within today's innovation-based, multicultural societies. Drawing on theoretical and empirical reflections, including case studies from different continents and different creative domains, this Handbook provides a truly global outlook on current creativity research within an emergent, interdisciplinary field. This variety is highlighted by the Handbook's structure as it is divided into five sections: Creativity and Culture in the Psychology of Creativity; Creativity in Socio-Cultural Psychology; Creativity in Cultural Context; Creativity and Culture in Applied Domains; Cross-disciplinary Perspectives on Creativity and Culture. These sections provide a clear overview of the debates and questions of this research area as contributors share their interest in creativity not only as an individual but also a social and cultural phenomenon, and in culture as both the foundation and outcome of creative action. The Handbook will be an essential resource for researchers, particularly those based in social science and humanities disciplines.

Classroom Culture and Dynamics

Classroom Culture and Dynamics

Author: Earl P. Velliotis

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1604562366

Category: Classroom environment

Page: 215

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The classroom is the primary laboratory for educational development and its culture and dynamics are of no small importance. This new book presents carefully selected global analyses of important issues in classroom development from emotional intelligence to information technology to presentation of learning styles and strategies and psychological motivation.

The Handbook of Organizational Culture and Climate

The Handbook of Organizational Culture and Climate

Author: Neal M. Ashkanasy

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412974820

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 650

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The Second Edition provides an overview of current research, theory and practice in this expanding field. The editorial team and the authors come from diverse professional and geographical backgrounds, and provide an unprecedented coverage of topics relating to both culture and climate of modern organizations.

Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Culture

Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Culture

Author: Terrence E. Brown

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114295244

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 255

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Contents: 1. Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Culture, A Matter of Interaction between Technology, Progress and Economic Growth? An Introduction 2. Conceptualizing Innovation Management and Culture in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR): An Exploratory Study of Organization-specific Critical Success Factors 3. Knowledge Management, Institutions and Professional Cultures in Engineering Consulting Services: The Case of Hong Kong 4. Scientometrics and the Evaluation of European Integration 5. Schumpeter's Theory of Economic Development Revisited 6. Skunk Works: A Sign of Failure, A Sign of Hope? 7. Entrepreneurship and the Design Process: The Paradox of Innovation in a Routine Design Process 8. Culture's Role in Entrepreneurship: Self-Employment out of Dissatisfaction 9. Towards Cooperation between European Start-ups: The Position of the French, Dutch and German Entrepreneurial and Innovative Engineer 10. Multi-path System Emergence: An Evolutionary Framework to Analyse Process Innovation IndexContributors: E. Baark, J.F. Boujut, T.E. Brown, I. Chan, A. Fayolle, K. Frenken, T. Fujimoto, G. Hofstede, J. Legardeur, L. Leydesdorff, N.G. Noorderhaven, N. Sharif, A.R. Thurik, H. Tiger, L.M. Uhlaner, J. Ulijn, R. Te Velde, A.R.M. Wennekers, R.E. Wildeman

Culture's Software

Culture's Software

Author: Dorota Brzozowska

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443882521

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 445

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When Geert Hofstede famously defined culture as collective programming of the mind, the definition broadly referred to culture as such, including all the layers in his “onion” model. The title of this volume, Culture’s Software, represents a development of this original idea and was inspired by none other than Professor Hofstede himself. He used this phrase over thirty years later when lecturing to an international group of scholars gathered in Poland to debate the idea of cultural communication styles, which has, in recent years, been fruitfully discussed from a fresh perspective by scholars working within cognitive and cultural linguistics. The debate has given rise to this book, which will inspire further research into this fascinating subject.

The Culture Cycle

The Culture Cycle

Author: James Heskett

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 9780132779784

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 372

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The contribution of culture to organizational performance is substantial and quantifiable. In The Culture Cycle, renowned thought leader James Heskett demonstrates how an effective culture can account for 20-30% of the differential in performance compared with "culturally unremarkable" competitors. Drawing on decades of field research and dozens of case studies, Heskett introduces a powerful conceptual framework for managing culture, and shows it at work in a real-world setting. Heskett's "culture cycle" identifies cause-and-effect relationships that are crucial to shaping effective cultures, and demonstrates how to calculate culture's economic value through "Four Rs": referrals, retention, returns to labor, and relationships. This book: Explains how culture evolves, can be shaped and sustained, and serve as the organization's "internal brand." Shows how culture can promote innovation and survival in tough times. Guides leaders in linking culture to strategy and managing forces that challenge it. Shows how to credibly quantify culture's impact on performance, productivity, and profits. Clarifies culture's unique role in mission-driven organizations. A follow-up to the classic Corporate Culture and Performance (authored by Heskett and John Kotter), this is the next indispensable book on organizational culture. "Heskett (emer., Harvard Business School) provides an exhaustive examination of corporate policies, practices, and behaviors in organizations." Summing Up: Recommended. Reprinted with permission from CHOICE, copyright by the American Library Association.

Business Innovation and ICT Strategies

Business Innovation and ICT Strategies

Author: Sriram Birudavolu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811316753

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

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This book investigates the real process of unleashing the power of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) through Open Innovation and strategic choices. It covers the most important aspects of ICT in a nutshell and details the road to the future through business innovation. ICT, of which telecom and IT constitute the core, is currently permeating and transforming every sphere of life, ranging from commerce, manufacturing, education and healthcare, to agriculture, banking, governance, media and entertainment. Today, telecommunication and ICT, in general, are essential to a country’s economic development and competitiveness as recognized both by the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. Due to the powerful, disruptive and rapid forces unleashed by ICT tsunami, organisations not only struggle to harness the potential of ICT but can also be overwhelmed by the changes, complexity, competition and regulatory environment it brings up. This book provides a clue to organisations on how to sustain and succeed by leveraging ICT in absence of extensive in-house expertise across the breadth and depth of these areas. The driving theme of the book is about opening up organizational and business models, by presenting an integrated roadmap to a future with ICT, by co-opting, cooperating and competing with other organisations. Constructing the right strategy and building the necessary social capital for open innovation through collaboration with partners, government, academia and users (Quadruple Helix Model) are essential steps in such a process.