Released on 2003Categories Technology & Engineering

Essays in Technology Management and Policy

Essays in Technology Management and Policy

Author: David J. Teece

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9810244479

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 514

View: 255

This book examines the manner in which successful firms develop, transfer, protect, and capture value from technological innovation. In essence, it is about ?knowledge management?, which lies at the foundation of firm level competitive advantage in today's global economy. The essays contain some of the fundamental contributions to the field of knowledge management by one of its best-known thinkers; they also constitute an immensely practical guide for those managers who wish to look below the surface of what is going on in Silicon Valley and elsewhere.
Released on 2009-02-09Categories Business & Economics

Dynamic Capabilities

Dynamic Capabilities

Author: Constance E. Helfat

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405182065

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 375

Creating, adapting to, and exploiting change is inherently entrepreneurial. To survive and prosper under conditions of change, firms must develop the “dynamic capabilities” to create, extend, and modify the ways in which they operate. The capacity of an organization to create, extend, or modify its resource base is vital. Since the concept of dynamic capabilities was first introduced, much research has elaborated the initial idea. This important book by Constance Helfat and her team of leading scholars provides a timely focus on in-depth examples of corporate dynamic capabilities. Examining these in the different contexts of alliances, acquisitions, and management, the book gives students and researchers a succinct, up-to-date definition of dynamic capabilities and the strategic management theories around them.
Released on 2011-05-16Categories Business & Economics

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Author: J. R. Bessant

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470711446

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 589

View: 124

Developed for courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level Innovation and Entrepreneurship is an accessible introductory text written primarily for students of business and management studies. The book is also suitable for engineering students studying courses in business and management. Contemporary issues in both innovation and entrepreneurship are used to engage and excite students, and lead them to the relevant theory, models and lessons. The authors have created a new text which includes: Fully integrated contemporary themes in innovation, such as sustainability, social entrepreneurship and creating new ventures. A focus on the role of individual entrepreneurship and organizational innovation, in private and public services. Contemporary cases from areas including new media, computer gaming, internet services, and public and social innovation cases.
Released on 2012-04-29Categories Business & Economics

Firms in Open Source Software Development

Firms in Open Source Software Development

Author: Mario Schaarschmidt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783834941435

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 233

View: 709

In open innovation scenarios, firms are able to profit from technological developments that take place beyond the legal boundaries. However, in the absence of contract-based vertical command chains, such as in the case of open source software (OSS), it is difficult for firms to obtain control over the innovation project’s trajectory. In this book, the author suggests that firms have basically two options to control project work beyond their boundaries and beyond their vertical command chains. The assumption is discussed against various theories of the firm as well as control theory and empirically tested by analyzing firm engagement in Eclipse open source projects as well as communication work in the Linux kernel project.
Released on 2013-09-30Categories Business & Economics

Rethinking the Conceptual Base for New Practical Applications in Information Value and Quality

Rethinking the Conceptual Base for New Practical Applications in Information Value and Quality

Author: Jamil, George Leal

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466645639

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 345

View: 273

Information value and quality can be considered an essential factor to evaluate both conceptual and practical contributions in organizational, technical, and scientific tasks and projects. It is important to effectively observe and implement these concepts in real organizational plans and efforts. Rethinking the Conceptual Base for New Practical Applications in Information Value and Quality discusses the re-evaluation of the conceptual base of information value and quality found in different forms of media; and how these concepts can be analyzed in real applications and business scenarios. This book is a vital reference source for scholars, practitioners, IT specialists, and students interested in information and knowledge management.
Released on 2007-06-19Categories Business & Economics

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Author: John Bessant

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470032695

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 462

View: 786

This is an accessible text on innovation and entrepreneurship aimed specifically at undergraduate students, primarily for those studying business and management studies, but also engineering and science degrees with management courses.
Released on 1999Categories Business & Economics

Essays in Economic Globalization, Transnational Policies and Vulnerability

Essays in Economic Globalization, Transnational Policies and Vulnerability

Author: Alexander Kouzmin

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9051995040

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 227

View: 181

The liberalization of trade and its questionable benefit; the increasing fluidity in the movement of people and trade across geo-political divides; the emergence of unregulated virtual trade and its implications on domestic economic policy; and the social implications of the new world order are all issues demanding on-going critical examination from a perspective beyond the common lens of neo-liberal economics. Such an examination is pursued in Kouzmin and Hayne edited volume Essays in Economic Globalization, Transnational Policies and Vulnerability, a collection of 13 diverse, challenging and, often, cautionary chapters contributed by an international cohort of scholars.
Released on 2008-05-20Categories Computers

Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom. Essays in Commemoration of Prof. Dr. René Wagenaar

Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom. Essays in Commemoration of Prof. Dr. René Wagenaar

Author: H. Bouwman

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9781614991823

Category: Computers

Page: 446

View: 165

This book commemorates Prof. Dr. René Wagenaar and illustrates the impact he had on research and discussions on research topics. It is divided into four parts, each part relating to a specific area of Prof. Wagenaar’s career and also more or less reflecting the work he did at the three universities that played a role in his career, i.e. Erasmus University of Rotterdam, the Free University of Amsterdam and Delft University of Technology. The first part of the book describes how Prof. Wagenaar started working on EDI and inter-organizational systems at Erasmus University. At the Free University, his research coincided with the Internet growth and hype, and he became focused on e-Commerce and the role of Virtual Merchant, as discussed in part two. In 2001, he assumed his position at Delft, and refocused his research on e-Government, and on infrastructure and service-related projects. At Delft, socio-technological designs have a prominent position in both education and research. His involvement in and impact on research and education starting from a socio-technical approach are discussed in contributions in part three. In part four, some contributions are bundled that address a number of issues in which Prof. Wagenaar was interested and left his marks on, like mobile technologies, business models, privacy issues and standardization.
Released on 2016-01-08Categories Business & Economics

Path Dependence and New Path Creation in Renewable Energy Technologies

Path Dependence and New Path Creation in Renewable Energy Technologies

Author: James Simmie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317688877

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 169

View: 407

Why are old technologies persisted with after better alternatives have been invented? This book examines this question, a central concern of evolutionary economics, specifically focusing on renewable energy technologies. The concept of path dependence is used to analyse why and how technological development can become locked-in to inefficient ways of doing things. This book shows how lock-in can be avoided by the creation of new technological pathways. The chapters focus on the comparatively recent introduction of new wind turbine technologies for the generation of carbon free electricity. This case study provides valuable lessons in understanding the issues confronting inventors attempting to commercialise their new ideas in the form of innovations in the face of historically established conventional technologies. It is also set within the critical debate on climate change and the need to de-carbonise energy supplies in order to stop further man-made deterioration in the global environment. This book was originally published as a special issue of European Planning Studies.