About the Contributors

Farley S. Nobre (PhD, MSc, BSc) is Professor at the School of Management of Federal University of Parana, Brazil. His research interests include organizations, knowledge management systems, innova­tion and sustainability. …

The Roles of Cognitive Machines in Customer — Centric Organizations: Towards Innovations in Computational Organizational Management Networks

Farley Simon Nobre Federal University of Parana, Brazil ABSTRACT This chapter proposes innovative features of future industrial organizations in order to provide them with the capabilities to manage high levels …

Tools That Drive Innovation: The Role of Information Systems in Innovative Organizations

Jason G. Caudill Carson-Newman College, USA ABSTRACT The purpose of this chapter is to examine computer technology as a tool to support innovation and innovative processes. The primary problem that …

R&D Internationalization as Mechanism of Innovation in Global Enterprises: A Brazilian Case Study

Simone Vasconcelos Ribeiro Galina University of Sao Paulo, Brazil ABSTRACT Internationalization of Research and Development (R&D) allows transnational companies (TNC) to access different and important resources overseas, which may lead …

The Recent Internationalization of Brazilian Companies

Glauco Arbix University of Sao Paulo, Brazil Luiz Caseiro University of Sao Paulo, Brazil ABSTRACT The recent wave of internationalization among Brazilian companies differs from past experiences, in terms of …

Innovations and Financing of SMEs, Part II: Case Study of German SMEs in 2010

David S. Walker The University of Birmingham, UK Horst-Hendrik Scholz The University of Birmingham, UK ABSTRACT Financing is one of the most critical boundaries for the establishment and growth of …

Innovations and Financing of SMEs, Part I: SME Financing and Credit Rationing: The Availability of Funds

David S. Walker The University of Birmingham, UK Horst-Hendrik Scholz The University of Birmingham, UK ABSTRACT Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), as a major sector of the economy, have unique …

The New Product Development Process as a Communication Web, Part II: Analysis of Spanish Firms

Pilar Fernandez Ferrfn Universidad del Pais Vasco, Spain Jose Antonio Varela Gonzalez University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain Belen Bande Vilela University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain Oihana Valmaseda Andia …

The New Product Development Process as a Communication Web, Part I: Introduction, Concepts, and Spanish Context

Pilar Fernandez Ferrfn Universidad del Pais Vasco, Spain Jose Antonio Varela Gonzalez University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain Belen Bande Vilela University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain Oihana Valmaseda Andia …

Self Regulation on Innovative Products Choice

Paulo Henrique Muller Prado Federal University of Parana, Brazil Danielle Mantovani Lucena da Silva Federal University of Parana, Brazil Jose Carlos Korelo Federal University of Parana, Brazil ABSTRACT This chapter …

Taxonomy of Marketing Core Competencies for Innovation

Eric Viardot EADA Business School, Spain ABSTRACT This chapter argues there is a lack of taxonomy of the various marketing capabilities that are necessary to achieve the market success of …

Choosing Locations for Technology and Innovation Support Centers: Methodological Proposal and Brazilian Studies

Mario Otavio Batalha Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil Daniela Tatiane dos Santos Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil Nelson Guedes de Alcantara Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil Sergio …

Institutional Innovation Practices in Technopoles: An Example in France

Anne Berthinier-Poncet Universite de Savoie, France Rachel Bocquet Universite de Savoie, France Sebastien Brion Universite de Savoie, France Caroline Mothe Universite de Savoie, France ABSTRACT This chapter aims atfilling a …

Determinants and Consequences of R&D Strategy Selection

Diana A. Filipescu Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain Claudio Cruz Cazares Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain ABSTRACT Nowadays firms are not able to achieve all innovation in-house due to the …

Research Profiles: Prolegomena to a New Perspective on Innovation Management

Gretchen Jordan Sandia National Laboratories, USA Jonathon Mote Southern Illinois University, USA Jerald Hage University of Maryland, USA ABSTRACT Despite the increasing importance of the management of research for innovation, …

Dynamic Capabilities and Innovation Radicalness: Review and Analysis

Jorge Cruz-Gonzalez Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain Jose Emilio Navas-Lopez Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain Pedro Lopez-Saez Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain Miriam Delgado-Verde Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain ABSTRACT …

Innovation and Knowledge Management for Sustainability: Theoretical Perspectives

Rene J. Jorna Frisian Academy (KNAW), The Netherlands & University of Groningen, The Netherlands Niels R. Faber Frisian Academy (KNAW), The Netherlands & University of Groningen, The Netherlands ABSTRACT This …

Knowledge and the Politics of Innovation: Insights from a R&D Company

Theodora Asimakou London Metropolitan University, UK ABSTRACT The chapter discusses the relationship between knowledge management and innovation; specifically, it examines how knowledge in organizations affects the creation ofnew knowledge and …

Toward a More Pragmatic Knowledge Management: Toyota’s Experiences in Advancing Innovation

Steven Cavaleri Central Connecticut State University, USA ABSTRACT Managers often conceive knowledge management processes in ways that unduly limit its potential. Toyota has avoided falling into this narrow paradigm trap …

Innovation in Scenario Building: Methodological Advancements and a Foresight Study of the Automotive Industry in Brazil

Ariane Hin^a Schneider Industry Federation of Parana, Brazil Laila Del Bem Seleme Industry Federation of Parana, Brazil Felipe Fontes Rodrigues Federal University of Parana, Brazil Marilia de Souza Industry Federation …

Natural Resource Dependency and Innovation in the GCC Countries

Thomas Andersson Jonkoping University, Sweden & The Research Council, Sultanate of Oman ABSTRACT Whether the current strong performance displayed by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries proves sustainable for the …

Innovation and Corporate Reputation: Britain’s Most Admired Company Surveys 1990-2009

Michael Brown Birmingham City University, UK Paul Turner Anglia Ruskin University, UK ABSTRACT As much as 75% of a company’s value derives from its intangible assets. One of the most …

Entrepreneurial Learning and Innovation: Building Entrepreneurial Knowledge from Career Experience for the Creation of New Ventures

Jonas Gabrielsson Lund University, Sweden Diamanto Politis Halmstad University, Sweden ABSTRACT The relation between entrepreneurial learning and innovation is poorly understood - especially with respect to how entrepreneurs build up …

Science Parks and Their Role in the Innovation Process: A Literature Review for the Analysis of Science Parks as Catalysts of Organizational Networks

Renata Lebre La Rovere Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Leonardo de Jesus Melo Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ABSTRACT This chapter investigates the contributions of Science …

Maturity in Innovation Network Management

Caspar Van Rijnbach TerraForum Consulting, Brazil Gustavo de Boer Endo TerraForum Consulting, Brazil Suzana Monteiro Leonardi TerraForum Consulting, Brazil ABSTRACT Companies are focusing increasingly on the creation and maintenance of …

Effects of Product Development Phases on Innovation Network Relationships

Christina Oberg Lund University, Sweden ABSTRACT In research literature, product development has frequently been associated with four distinct phases: introduction, growth, maturity, and decline. While these phases have been related …

Firm-Specific Factors and the Degree of Innovation Openness

Valentina Lazzarotti Carlo Cattaneo University, Italy Raffaella Manzini Carlo Cattaneo University, Italy Luisa Pellegrini University of Pisa, Italy ABSTRACT This chapter investigates the topic of how open innovation is actually …

An Examination of Independent Inventor Integration in Open Innovation

Gavin Smeilus University of Wolverhampton & Caparo Innovation Centre, UK Robert Harris University of Wolverhampton, UK Andrew Pollard University of Wolverhampton & Caparo Innovation Centre, UK ABSTRACT Open Innovation allows …

The Integration of Independent Inventors in Open Innovation

Gavin Smeilus University of Wolverhampton, UK & Caparo Innovation Centre, UK Robert Harris University of Wolverhampton, UK Andrew Pollard University of Wolverhampton, UK & Caparo Innovation Centre, UK ABSTRACT Whilst …

Observe, Conceive, Design, Implement and Operate: Innovation for Sustainability

Javier Alejandro Carvajal Diaz Universidad de los Andes, Colombia Marfa Catalina Ramirez Cajiao Universidad de los Andes, Colombia Jose Tiberio Hernandez Penaloza Universidad de los Andes, Colombia ABSTRACT Innovation within …

FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS

As can be seen, the debate on the economic effects of environmental innovation is still open. Direct links between Environmental Innovation and firm performance may be valid in some cases …

Environmental Innovation and Firm Performance: An Approach to Direct and Indirect Effects

The environmental factor provides opportunities to foster innovation and develop technologies to improve efficiency. According to Hart and Milstein (2003), problems associated to industrialization like material consumption, waste and emissions …

ENVIRONMENTAL INNOVATION: NATURE, DETERMINANTS AND TYPES

As a Social Innovation, Environmental Innova­tion incorporates ethical arguments to products, processes and organizational modes of the com­pany. This statement, however, lacks specificity. Therefore, it’s necessary to specify in more …

Social Innovation, Environmental Innovation, and Their Effect on Competitive Advantage and Firm Performance

Javier Amores Salvado Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain Jose Emilio Navas Lopez Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain Gregorio Martin de Castro Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain ABSTRACT The proposal below …

FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTION AND CONCLUSIONS

The primary focus of this chapter was on the theory and concepts of sustainability, how they can be applied to a business, and why they important to innovation and vice-versa. …

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