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Quality Innovation

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Internet and social networks play a critical role in the evolution of processes and functional areas that allow businesses to reach a wider base of end-users and achieve competitive advantage in their respective markets. Quality Innovation: Knowledge, Theory, and Practices presents a compilation of recent theoretical frameworks, case studies, and empirical research findings in the area of quality innovation. It highlights the theories, strategies, and potential concerns for organizations engaged in change management designed to address stakeholders’ needs. This reference volume serves as a valuable resource for researchers, business professionals, and students in a variety of fields and disciplines.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Dedication
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. QUALITY INNOVATION: THEORY
    3. Section 3: Learning, Capability, and Knowledge Sharing
    4. QUALITY INNOVATION: EMPIRICAL STUDIES
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Section 1: Emerging Concepts
    1. Chapter 1: The Ethical Dimension of Innovation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. INNOVATIONS IN THE MARKETING OF FOOD PRODUCTS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Reverse Innovation and the Bottom of the Pyramid Proposition
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. REVERSE INNOVATION AND THE BOP IN INDIA
      5. FOUR-STAGE MODEL OF REVERSE INNOVATION FROM THE BOP
      6. APPLYING THE FOUR STAGES MODEL TO THE INDIAN BOP CASES
      7. SOCIAL IMPACTS OF REVERSE INNOVATION
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Market Trajectory
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. A PROPOSED INTERPRETATION: MARKET TRAJECTORY
      5. CATCHING-UP OPPORTUNITIES FOR LATECOMER FIRMS
      6. CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
  10. Section 2: Methodologies and Frameworks
    1. Chapter 4: Methodology to Identify Opportunities for Development-Oriented Quality Innovation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY AND DATA
      5. APPLICATION OF THE METHODOLOGY IN THE CASE OF LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 5: The Methodology of National Innovation System Analysis
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE SYSTEM STRUCTURE-OBJECT ANALYSIS
      4. THE FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS OF NATIONAL INNOVATION SYSTEM
      5. MAIN AREAS OF ECONOMIC AND INNOVATION POLICY ADDRESSED TO BUILDING OF EFFECTIVE INNOVATION SYSTEM
      6. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    3. Chapter 6: A Framework to Analyse the Role of Government in Promoting Quality Innovation in Developing Economies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. QUALITY INNOVATION
      3. THE NATIONAL INNOVATION SYSTEM (NSI) CONCEPT AND ITS APPLICATIONS IN DEVELOPING ECONOMIES
      4. THE SRI LANKAN NSI AS A CASE STUDY
      5. METHODOLOGY
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 7: Total-System Innovation Management
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. A SIMPLE DEFINITION OF INNOVATION
      5. A TOTAL-SYSTEM APPROACH FOR A UNIFIED FRAMEWORK
      6. APPLICATION TO CREATIVE IDEA GENERATION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
  11. Section 3: Learning, Capability and Knowledge Sharing
    1. Chapter 8: Knowledge and Quality Innovation in the Health Sector
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES
      5. THE SECTORAL HEALTH INNOVATION SYSTEM IN MEXICO
      6. INTERACTIONS FOR INNOVATION AND QUALITY IN THE HEALTH SECTOR: PATTERNS OF COLABORATION AND INVENTIVE CAPABILITIES OF PRO
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 9: A Preliminary Study of Neuro-Linguistic Programming in Nonprofit Organizations
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE CONTEMPORARY NONPROFIT CHALLENGE
      4. NEURO-LINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING (NLP)
      5. THE THEORETICAL ROOTS OF NLP-BASED LEARNING FOR KNOWLEDGE CREATION
      6. METHOD
      7. MAIN FINDINGS
      8. LIMITATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH
      9. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 10: Innovation in Learning and Rise of the Internet
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES AND PROBLEMS
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE TRENDS
      7. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 11: Motives for International Inter-Firm Cooperation on R&D and Innovation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WHAT WE UNDERSTAND BY INTERNATIONAL INTER-FIRM COOPERATION ON R&D AND INNOVATION?
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. MOTIVES TO TECHNOLOGICAL COOPERATION: LITERATURE OVERVIEW
      6. FROM DYADIC ALLIANCES TO ALLIANCE BLOCKS AND COOPERATIVE NETWORKS
      7. MOTIVES FOR TECHNOLOGICAL COOPERATION IN THE CONTEXT OF INNOVATION SYSTEMS
      8. MOTIVES FOR TECHNOLOGICAL COOPERATION IN WEAK INNOVATION SYSTEMS: SOME EVIDENCE FROM ARGENTINEAN AND SPANISH FIRMS
      9. CONCLUSION AND SOME IMPLICATIONS FOR FURTHER RESEARCH
      10. APPENDIX
    5. Chapter 12: The Role of Knowledge Sharing on Organisational Innovation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
  12. Section 4: Review of Innovation Initiatives
    1. Chapter 13: A Systemic Perspective for Supporting Production and Innovation in Brazilian Micro and Small Enterprises
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MSES IN BRAZIL
      4. THE INSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR THE SUPPORT OF MSES
      5. RECENT POLICY FOR MSES
      6. EVIDENCES ON THE IMPACT OF POLICIES FOR MSES AND LIPSS
      7. CONCLUSION AND PROPOSALS FOR A POLICY AGENDA
    2. Chapter 14: ICT Adoption, Capabilities Development, and Innovation Processes in Argentina
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. 1. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
      4. 2. ICT ADOPTION PATTERN AND THEIR LINK TO INNOVATION CAPABILITIES IN ARGENTINE FIRMS
      5. 3. THE LINK BETWEEN EMPLOYMENT AND ICT ADOPTION IN ARGENTINE COMPANIES: A DYNAMIC PERSPECTIVE FOR THE 2007-2010 PERIOD
      6. 4. QUALITATIVE ASPECTS REGARDING UPGRADING PROCESSES IN ARGENTINE COMPANIES FOR THE 2007-2010 PERIOD: ICT ADOPTION, EMPLOYMENT AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. APPENDIX 1: IT STRUCTURE INCORPORATION CAPABILITY MODEL
      9. APPENDIX 2: ICT IMPACT ON EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES MODEL
      10. APPENDIX 3: DATA SOURCE
    3. Chapter 15: The Innovation Infrastructure of Kazakhstan
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES, PROBLEMS
      5. UNIVERSITIES AND FUTURE INNOVATION INFRASTRUCTURE
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. APPENDIX
    4. Chapter 16: Innovation and Competitiveness
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
      5. INNOVATION AND COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
      6. INNOVATION IN FINANCIAL INDUSTRY
      7. FURTHER RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 17: Global Trends on Clean Technologies and New Challenges to the Brazilian Sugarcane System of Innovation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. NATIONAL AND SECTORAL INNOVATION SYSTEMS
      4. GLOBAL TRENDS ON CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES
      5. THE BRAZILIAN SUGARCANE INNOVATION SYSTEM
      6. CONCLUSION
  13. Section 5: Qualitative Studies
    1. Chapter 18: Impact of Social Media in Service Innovations
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. KEY FINDINGS
      6. CONCLUSION, IMPLICATIONS, LIMITATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH
    2. Chapter 19: Sources of Institutional Capability for Innovation in China’s Catching up Economy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. RESEARCH DESIGN
      5. EMERGENT THEORY: SOURCES OF INSTITUTIONAL CAPABILITY
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 20: Knowledge Absorptive Capacity for Technological Innovation Capabilities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DEVELOPMENT BACKGROUND
      4. KNOWLEDGE ABSORPTIVE CAPACITY (KAC): CONCEPTUAL FRAMWORKS
      5. TECHNOLOGICAL LEARNING PROCESS MODELS IN KOREA
      6. EMPLOYED METHODS
      7. PROPOSED MODEL
      8. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 21: Producer Services, Division of Labor, and Innovation in Semi-Industrialized Countries
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY IN ARGENTINA
      4. DESCRIPTION OF THE WORKSHOPS SURVEYED
      5. DIVISION OF LABOR AND LINKAGES
      6. SUMMARY, CONCLUSIONS AND FINAL THOUGHTS
    5. Chapter 22: Evidence-Based HR-Mediated Innovative Quality Management Practices
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INNOVATIVE AND CREATIVE QUALITY MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN SMES
      4. ABOUT THE SAMPLE SMES
      5. CONCLUSION
  14. Section 6: Quantitative Studies
    1. Chapter 23: Path-Deepening or Path-Creating Orientation?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORY AND HYPOTHESES
      4. METHOD
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 24: Innovation and Value Creation in Emerging African Commercial Agriculture
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
      4. LITERATURE REVIEW
      5. RESEARCH METHODS
      6. RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS
      7. IMPLICATIONS FOR MANAGEMENT PRACTICE AND PUBLIC POLICY
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTION
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. APPENDIX
    3. Chapter 25: Opportunities and Challenges in Socially Inclusive Innovation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODS
      5. MAIN THRUST OF THE CHAPTER
      6. EMERGING ISSUES AND CHALLENGES
      7. RECOMMENDATION
      8. FUTURE TRENDS
      9. CONCLUSION
  15. Compilation of References
  16. About the Contributors