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Technological, Managerial and Organizational Core Competencies

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Technological, Managerial and Organizational Core Competencies: Dynamic Innovation and Sustainable Development investigates the impact of knowledge management, information systems, finance, organizational networks, internationalization, strategic management, marketing, entrepreneurship, and sustainability on an organization that pursues dynamic innovation and sustainable advantage. This book provides research and practice for graduate and undergraduate programs as well business firms with different technological, managerial, and organizational perspectives.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Editorial Advisory Board
  4. List Of Reviewers
  5. Dedication
  6. Foreword
  7. Foreword
  8. Preface
    1. The Role Of Organizational Creative Areas (Oca) In Dynamic Innovation: From Competitive Advantage Of Individual Rational Economics Towards Development Of Collective Sustainability
  9. Acknowledgment
  10. Section 1: Sustainability and Innovation
    1. Chapter 1: Environmental Rationality
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Sustainability, Rationality And The Self-Reflection Of Modernity
      4. Innovation For Dematerialization
      5. Sustainability And Innovation: Environmental Rationality And Revolution Of Knowledge
      6. Reencountering Nature And Culture: The Environmental Epistemological Challenge
      7. Building Environmental Rationality For Sustainability: Creativity In Thinking, Innovative Knowledge And Sociological Imagination
      8. Future Research Direction And Brief Conclusion
    2. Chapter 2: A Model for Improving the Adoption of Sustainability in the Context of Globalization and Innovation
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Background
      4. Underpinnings And Global Realities
      5. A Multi-Dimensional Model For The Adoption Of Sustainability
      6. Concluding Comments
    3. Chapter 3: Product-Service Systems as Enabler for Sustainability-Oriented Innovation
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Background
      4. Case Study: Off-Grid Lighting
      5. Discussion And Future Research Directions
      6. Conclusion
    4. Chapter 4: Innovation for Sustainability in Aviation
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Background
      4. Visions And Technology Directions Of The Aviation Sector
      5. Future Research Directions
      6. Conclusion
    5. Chapter 5: Diffusion and Adoption of Innovations for Sustainability
      1. Abtract
      2. Introduction
      3. Overview Of Sustainability And Sustainable Development
      4. Sustainbility Theory And Concepts
      5. Sustainability Assessment Methods Applied To The Built Environment
      6. Innovation And Sustainability
      7. Mental Models And Diffusion And Adoption Of Innovations
      8. Future Research Direction And Conclusions
    6. Chapter 6: Social Innovation, Environmental Innovation, and Their Effect on Competitive Advantage and Firm Performance
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Social Innovation
      4. Environmental Innovation: Nature, Determinants And Types
      5. Future Research Directions
      6. Conclusion
    7. Chapter 7: Observe, Conceive, Design, Implement and Operate
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Innovation In Engineering
      4. Ocdio As A Pillar Of Sustainable Innovation: A Model Of Education In The Field Of Innovation In Engineering
      5. The Innovation System In Colombia
      6. The Case Of The School Of Engineering At The Universidad De Los Andes
      7. Results Of The Implementation Of The Ocdio Proposal At The School Of Enginering (Universidad De Los Andes)
      8. Conclusion And Future Work
  11. Section 2: Organizational Networks and Innovation
    1. Chapter 8: The Integration of Independent Inventors in Open Innovation
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Proposed Critical Success Factors
      4. Conclusion
    2. Chapter 9: An Examination of Independent Inventor Integration in Open Innovation
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Background
      4. Methodology
      5. Case Study Background: The Caparo Rightfuel
      6. Discourse
      7. Conclusion
      8. Limitations And Future Research
    3. Chapter 10: Firm-Specific Factors and the Degree of Innovation Openness
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Theoretical Background
      4. Research Design And Methodology
      5. Results
      6. Discussion
      7. Conclusion And Future Research Directions
      8. Appendix
    4. Chapter 11: Effects of Product Development Phases on Innovation Network Relationships
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Theoretical Framing
      4. Method
      5. Empirical Findings
      6. Analysis
      7. Conclusion
      8. Future Research Direction
    5. Chapter 12: Maturity in Innovation Network Management
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Innovation Networks
      4. Managing And Formation Of Innovation Networks
      5. Our Research
      6. Results
      7. The Maturity Model Of Innovation Networks
    6. Chapter 13: Science Parks and Their Role in the Innovation Process
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Background: Science Parks And Their Role In Innovation
      4. Analysis Of Science Parks As Catalysts Of Organizational Networks
      5. Summary And Conclusion
  12. Section 3: Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    1. Chapter 14: Entrepreneurial Learning and Innovation
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Background
      4. Development Of Hypotheses
      5. Research Method
      6. Analysis And Results
      7. Discussions And Conclusion
    2. Chapter 15: Innovation and Corporate Reputation
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Background
      4. Britain’S Most Admired Companies Surveys Into Corporate Reputation (Bmac)
      5. Innovation And Performance: Key Lessons From The Results Of The Bmac Surveys
      6. Conclusion
      7. Future Research Directions
    3. Chapter 16: Natural Resource Dependency and Innovation in the GCC Countries
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. A Curse Or A Blessing?
      4. The Scope For Research And Innovation
      5. Innovative Activities At Firm-Level
      6. Concluding Remarks And Recommendations For Action
    4. Chapter 17: Innovation in Scenario Building
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Foresight And Scenario Building
      4. Research Methodology
      5. Scenario Building For The Mrc Automotive Industry
      6. Results: Stages And Tools
      7. Innovation Process In Scenario Building: A New Service For The Industry
      8. Conclusion
  13. Section 4: Knowledge Management and Innovation
    1. Chapter 18: Toward a More Pragmatic Knowledge Management
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. What Is Innovation?
      4. Theoretical Background
      5. Case: Toyota’S Pragmatic Knowledge Management System
      6. Knowledge Management And Innovation
      7. Complexity And Pragmatic Knowledge Management
      8. Elements Of Pragmatic Knowledge Management
      9. The Performance-Doubt-Inquiry Triad
      10. A Science Of Discovery
      11. Discussion
      12. Future Directions
      13. Conclusion
    2. Chapter 19: Knowledge and the Politics of Innovation
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Discourses On Innovation Management
      4. The Study: ‘Hydro-Carbon Solutions’
      5. Discussion And Future Research
      6. Conclusion
    3. Chapter 20: Innovation and Knowledge Management for Sustainability
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Knowledge And Knowledge Management (Km)
      4. Innovation As Knowledge Creation
      5. Sustainability (The Knowledge Of)
      6. From Knowledge Of Sustainability To Sustainability Of Knowledge
      7. Conclusion
    4. Chapter 21: Dynamic Capabilities and Innovation Radicalness
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Dynamic Capabilities Concept
      4. Dynamic Capabilities And Innovation Radicalness
      5. Conclusion
      6. Future Research Directions
  14. Section 5: R&D&T Management and Innovation
    1. Chapter 22: Research Profiles
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Background: The Need For A New Perspective Of Research Management Styles
      4. The Basic Dimensions For Research Management Styles
      5. Future Research Directions: Research Profiles And Management Styles
      6. Conclusion
    2. Chapter 23: Determinants and Consequences of R&D Strategy Selection
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. R&Amp;D Strategies: Advantages And Disadvantages
      4. Determinants Of R&Amp;D Strategies
      5. Consequences Of R&Amp;D Strategies
      6. Model
      7. Methodology
      8. Results
      9. Conclusion
    3. Chapter 24: Institutional Innovation Practices in Technopoles
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Technopoles And Dynamics Of Innovation
      4. Case Study Of Savoie Technolac
      5. Method And Results
      6. Discussion And Conclusion
      7. Appendix 1.1
      8. Appendix 1.2
      9. Appendix 2.1
      10. Appendix 2.2
      11. Appendix 3.1
      12. Appendix 3.2
    4. Chapter 25: Choosing Locations for Technology and Innovation Support Centers
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Technology Support Centers And Choice Of Location
      4. Demand And Supply Of Technology Services
      5. Methodological Procedures
      6. Results And Discussion
      7. Conclusion
  15. Section 6: Marketing and Innovation
    1. Chapter 26: Taxonomy of Marketing Core Competencies for Innovation
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. The Marketing Core Competencies Before The Introduction Phase Of An Innovation
      4. The Marketing Core Competencies After The Lauch Of An Innovation
      5. Conclusion: The Place Of The Marketing Within Innovation Oriented Firms
    2. Chapter 27: Self Regulation on Innovative Products Choice
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Theoretical Development
      4. Empirical Analysis
      5. Discussion
      6. Conclusion And Future Research Directions
    3. Chapter 28: The New Product Development Process as a Communication Web, Part I
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. The Importance Of Product Innovation For Spanish Enterprises
      4. New Product Development: The Theoretical Framework
      5. Conclusion
    4. Chapter 29: The New Product Development Process as a Communication Web, Part II
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Hypotheses
      4. Research Methodology
      5. Analysis And Results
      6. Discussion And Managerial Implications
      7. Conclusion
      8. Limitations And Future Lines Of Research
      9. Appendix
  16. Section 7: Finance and Innovation
    1. Chapter 30: Innovations and Financing of SMEs, Part I
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Background
      4. Sme Financing And Credit Rationing
      5. Solutions And Recommendations
      6. Future Research Directions
      7. Conclusion
    2. Chapter 31: Innovations and Financing of SMEs, Part II
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Background
      4. Sme-Financing And Innovations
      5. Future Research Directions
      6. Conclusion
  17. Section 8: Internationalization and Innovation
    1. Chapter 32: The Recent Internationalization of Brazilian Companies
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction1
      3. Capitalization And Financing
      4. Internationalization And Innovation
      5. Destination Of Brazilian Companies
      6. New Relations Between The State And The Business World
      7. Final Considerations
    2. Chapter 33: R&D Internationalization as Mechanism of Innovation in Global Enterprises
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Strategies For Enterprises Internationalization
      4. Internationalization Of R&Amp;D Activities
      5. Driving Forces To R&Amp;D Internationalization
      6. Management Of International R&Amp;D
      7. R&Amp;D Internationalization Of A Brazilian Company
      8. Conclusion
  18. Section 9: Information Systems and Innovation
    1. Chapter 34: Tools That Drive Innovation
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Technology As A Tool
      4. Technology, Innovation, And Communication
      5. Technology, Innovation, And Creativity
      6. Solutions And Recommendations
      7. Future Research Directions
      8. Conclusion
    2. Chapter 35: The Roles of Cognitive Machines in Customer-Centric Organizations
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Key Concepts Of The Organization
      4. Cognitive Machines
      5. Computational Organization Management Networks (Comn)
      6. Conclusion
  19. About the Contributors
  20. Index